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In Memory of Lou Gare

Read "In Memory of Lou Gare" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Best known for his work with the experimental, avant-garde collective AMM Music, Lou Gare began his career in jazz in the early 1960s, playing in one of Mike Westbrook's early groups. In more recent times, in Devon, he reconnected with Westbrook and became a stalwart member of Westbrook's orchestra and an inspiration to its younger musicians. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Roberto Gatto: vivere sbagliando è una gran perdita di tempo

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Tra una lezione e l'altra, abbiamo incontrato Roberto Gatto nel suo studio presso il Conservatorio di Latina, dove è titolare della cattedra di batteria e percussioni jazz. Ripercorrendo la carriera di uno tra i più illustri batteristi del panorama jazz italiano e internazionale, ne è scaturita una lunga e piacevole chiacchierata fra aneddoti, ricordi e progetti ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Antonio Faraò, l'eklektiko

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In alcuni casi la produzione di un disco può rappresentare un momento di svolta nella carriera di un musicista, non solo da un punto di vista musicale ma anche a livello puramente espressivo. Eklektik è l'ultimo album di Antonio Faraò e a buon diritto può essere considerato un sapiente concentrato di fusion, capace di trascendere generi ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

John Williams: Before Star Wars

John Williams: Before Star Wars

If you intended to become a jazz musician in the 1950s, “John Williams" was probably not the most ideal name to go with. By my count, there were eight during this time period. This doesn't include several John Williams with middle initials and others known as Johnny Williams. Perhaps the best known of the bunch today ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Pete Christlieb Quintet, "Santa’s Bones" at Phoenix Musicians Hall

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Pete Christlieb, “Santa's Bones"
Musicians Hall, Phoenix Musicians Union, Local 586 AFM
Phoenix, AZ
November 30 and December 2, 2014

Concerts by tenor saxophonist Pete Christlieb and a trombone ensemble called “Santa's Bones" were presented as part of on ongoing series at the Musicians Hall of the Phoenix Musicians Union, Local ...

Holly Hofmann: Low Life: The Alto Flute Project

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Holly Hofmann, one of the jazz world's premier flutists, explores a deeper-toned territory with Low Life: The Alto Flute Project. Primarily a conventional C flautist--with an impressive discography--Hofmann has broken out the lower tone of the alto flute in her concerts, and occasionally on record. Now it's time for a full length CD featuring her expertise ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Storie poco standard. Le avventure di 12 grandi canzoni tra Broadway e jazz

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Storie poco standard. Le avventure di 12 grandi canzoni tra Broadway e jazz
Luca Bragalini
224 Pagine
ISBN: # : 978-88-5920-383-4
EDT
2013

Capita raramente di imbattersi in saggi così originali come questo di Luca Bragalini, brillante musicologo e storico del jazz. La sua è una opera di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Judy Wexler: What I See

Read "What I See" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

When they excavated the world-famous La Brea tar pits in Los Angeles, scientists discovered an other-worldly array of fossilized treasures. Who would have thought that, millennia ago, in the middle of Tinseltown, saber-toothed tigers and mammoths were sashaying down Rodeo Drive? In an analogous way, What I See from Judy Wexler yields surprisingly terrific finds, primarily ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Judy Wexler: What I See

Read "What I See" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Vocalist Judy Wexler is more than a mere singer of songs. She's an actress, mood painter, song archaeologist and vocalist par excellence, and those designations shouldn't be taken as independent virtues; they all merge in her marvelous musical pursuits.

When I See is Wexler's fourth album, but it only took two--Easy On The ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Bill Mays: Inventions, Conventions and Dimensions

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This title is more than a rhyme: it's an attempt to capture some of the legendary versatility of pianist Bill Mays. “Inventions" refers to his unprecedented, working jazz trio of piano, trumpet, and cello. “Conventions" is a nod to his invaluable contribution to the annual meeting of the International Society of Bassists (in 2013, he played ...