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Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2019

Read "Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2019" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Brda Contemporary Music Festival Šmartno (Slovenia) Casa della Cultura, Chiesa di San Martino 12-14.09.2019 Il minuscolo villaggio di Šmartno (San Martino) sorge sulla sommità di un'altura del Brda sloveno, terra ricca di ottimi vini, gemella del vicinissimo Collio friulano. Qui si svolge da nove anni il Brda Contemporary Music Festival, ...

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Eve Risser / Benjamin Duboc / Edward Perraud: En Corps Generation

Read "En Corps Generation" reviewed by John Sharpe

The eponymous debut En Corps (Dark Tree, 2012) by the French triumvirate of pianist Eve Risser, bassist Benjamin Duboc and drummer Edward Perraud made several year-end lists, and Génération belongs in the same category. Les Deux Versants Se Regardent (Clean Feed, 2016) by Risser's White Desert Orchestra revealed her as a composer of note, as well ...

Satoko Fuji: Invisible Hand, Trouble Kaze: June, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace

Read "Satoko Fuji: Invisible Hand, Trouble Kaze: June, Satoko Fujii Orchestra Tokyo: Peace" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Tre recenti realizzazioni discografiche della pianista Satoko Fujii mettono in evidenza quanto l'ampio ventaglio della sua ispirazione sia in continuo fermento, coniugando la sperimentazione di nuovi organici strumentali allo scandaglio di tecniche compositive e improvvisative, in una rete di contrasti che danno forma a un ampio affresco in costante movimento. In particolare, emerge il lavoro in ...

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Trouble Kaze: June

Read "June" reviewed by John Sharpe

In its original form, the French-Japanese collective Kaze was already a novel proposition, with the double trumpet spearhead of Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost allied to Satoko Fujii's piano and Peter Orins' drums. But on June, the novelty quotient ratchets up a notch further with the doubling of the piano and drum set. That the additional ...

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Trouble Kaze: June

Read "June" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Avant-garde pianist/composer Satoko Fujii augments her quartet, Kaze, with an additional piano and another drummer, to create Trouble Kaze, for the release of June. In Fujii's eighty-plus CD discography, Kaze can be counted as one of her most adventurous modes of artistic expression. With trumpeters Natsuki Tamura and Christian Pruvost working an array of ...

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Louis-Michel Marion: 5 Strophes

Read "5 Strophes" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

French double bassist Louis-Michel Marion's sophomore solo double bass album (after his debut solo double bass album Grounds, Emil, 2012) blends influences from European schools of free improvisation and experimental, modern composers. Marion--who collaborates regularly with forward-thinking French improvisers like sax player Daunik Lazro, clarinetist Xavier Charles or pianist Sophie Agnel--describes himself as influenced by seminal, ...

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Moers Festival 2014

Read "Moers Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival Moers , GermanyJune, 6-9, 2014 Moers is a small city of about 100,000 inhabitants at the periphery of the former mining and industrial Ruhrpott area in Germany, about 40 km from the Dutch border and near the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Moers Festival, a four-day annual event always ...

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Sophie Agnel - John Edwards - Steve Noble: Meteo

Read "Meteo" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dimenticate il classico piano trio, quello raccontato dalle enciclopedie del jazz, con la star che fa danzare le dita sugli ottantotto tasti e la sezione ritmica a sostenere il lavoro del solista, con diversi gradi di sensibilità e di interplay. Ma dimenticate anche il piano trio, sporadicamente raccontato sempre in quelle enciclopedie, dove regna sovrana l'improvvisazione ...

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Benjamin Duboc: Primare Cantus

Read "Primare Cantus" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

French double bassist Benjamin Duboc is one of the busiest musicians in the left-of-center experimental scene of musicians today in Europe. This prolific musician plays regularly with Japanese trumpet player Itaru Oki (who is based in France), in duo and with the NUTS quintet, and with many of the elite of French improvisers, including pianist Jobic ...


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