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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Zoltek Stirs Up Jazz Fusion Storm in Montana

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The John Zoltek Quartet
O'Shaughnessey Center
Jazz Night with the Maestro
Whitefish, Montana
May 16, 2015

Watching guitarist John Zoltek bound ecstatically around the stage like one of his rock guitar heroes from the '70s, it was perhaps difficult for some in the audience of about 200 to reconcile that ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 CD nel CD player di... Francesco Chiapperini

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01. Charlie Haden -Liberation Music Orchestra (Impulse! -1969).
Il lirismo della Liberation Orchestra di Charlie Haden e di Carla Bley racconta in maniera moderna lo spirito della guerra civile spagnola attraverso composizioni che trasudano di sofferenza, ma anche di speranza. A cucire il filo del free jazz che unisce i diversi brani del disco spiccano ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden/Paul Motian: Hamburg '72

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With Sleeper: Tokyo, April 16, 1979 (2012) and Magico: Carta de Amor (2012), ECM Records began digging into its archives, unearthing two live recordings that revealed even more about a collection of artists whose reputations were already plenty secure as some of the label's most important from its early years--in the first case, pianist Keith Jarrett's ...

Paul Motian: Paul Motian (Old & New Masters Edition)

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In a time when leadership roles are being thrust increasingly upon young musicians who may have the chops, the technique and the theory, but not the experience, drummer Paul Motian could be considered a lesson in patience, in waiting for the right time, in holding off for the precise moment of readiness.

It's not that ...

Take Five With Michael McNeill

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Meet Michael McNeill:
Michael McNeill has become an integral part of Buffalo, NY's thriving jazz and improvised music scene, performing with bands led by Kelly Bucheger and Ravi Padmanabha, and co-leading a quartet with John Bacon. He's also collaborated with trumpet legend Paul Smoker on projects of standards and of original compositions. McNeill also ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

New Gary Burton Quartet: San Diego, California, October 12, 2011

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New Gary Burton Quartet
Neurosciences Institute
San Diego, CA
October 12, 2011

Vibraphone master Gary Burton has returned to the guitar quartet, a format that has served him well since his early recordings with Larry Coryell in the '60s, and especially with Pat Metheny in the '70s. His current group ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gary Burton / Pat Metheny / Steve Swallow / Antonio Sanchez: Quartet Live

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It's rare that a group can reunite to create what it had decades ago while remaining completely fresh and relevant. When guitarist Pat Metheny regrouped the Gary Burton Quartet--his training ground, beginning in his late-teens, from 1974- 1977--as one of his By Invitation performances at the 2005 Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, it was clear ...