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ARTICLE: RADIO

Kip Hanrahan, Ingrid Jensen and other great new releases

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The bonanza of new releases goes on. So let's dive right in and find out more about the much-awaited return of Kip Hanrahan; music inspired by fictional or real whales (courtesy of David Crowell & Simon Jermyn and Garth Stevenson); a heart-felt Kenny Wheeler Tribute by Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler, the second installment of Nicole ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Bray Jazz Festival 2017

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Bray Jazz Festival
Various venues
Bray, Ireland
May 28-30, 2017

There are just so many cultural events going on in Ireland over the May Bank Holiday weekend that it can be a bit of a head-spin deciding what to opt for. Roots music gatherings, literature festivals, classical recitals, a chamber ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jerome Sabbagh, Simon Jermyn, Allison Miller: Lean

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Jerome Sabbagh fa parte di quella folta schiera di musicisti non usi alle luci dei riflettori mediatici o alle prime pagine, ma particolarmente stimati dai colleghi (non a caso Paul Motian lo volle fortemente nel nuovo trio messo in piedi poco prima della sua scomparsa). Se il suo biglietto da visita come leader è il quartetto ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Vincenzo Roggero

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Questi i migliori dischi dell'anno? Risposta complicata perché nonostante la massa imponente di musica, fruibile in tutte le forme e in tutti modi possibili, si ha la sensazione che manchi qualcosa (o molto), che siano precluse realtà musicali periferiche rispetto ai normali canali di distribuzione ma importanti dal punto di vista della testimonianza e della valenza ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Allison Miller & Honey Ear Trio: Lean; Swivel

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Alison Miller may well be the renaissance woman of modern jazz. High-profile mainstream gigs like appearing with the band on Late Night with Seth Myers hardly hint at the diverse complexity of her collaborations and work under own name, most conspicuously including the band Boom Tic Boom. She parses out individual components of her artistry with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Simon Jermyn's Trot A Mouse: Pictorial Atlas of Mammals

Read "Pictorial Atlas of Mammals" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Nel peregrinare per il mondo di Simon Jermyn, bassista di Dublino da anni residente a Brooklyn, la permanenza in quel di Reykjavik, Islanda, ed il contatto con quella scena musicale, sembra aver esercitato una particolare influenza sul mondo musicale presente in Pictorial Atlas of Mammals. Già dai primi minuti emerge con chiarezza il pensiero che informerà ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 Cd nel CD-Player di... Simon Jermyn

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01. Deantoni Parks -Technoself (Stones Throw Records -2015).
One man band, suona batteria e sampler insieme, tutto dal vivo!

02. Devin Gray-Relative Resonance (Skirl Records -2015).
Composizioni intricate e complesse di Devin Gray supportato da una incredibile band newyorchese.

03. Sufjan Stevens -Carrie and Lowell (Asmathic Kitty Records ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzdor Strasbourg 2015

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JAZZDOR
Strasbourg
November 10-13, 2015

Jazzdor is a French festival with two annual editions. The main part is held in the Strasbourg area (France) in November and the other one in Berlin (Germany) in June. Both editions present a considerable number of bilateral and multilateral collaborations; an essential part of the ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Diatribe Records Solo Series II

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Four years on from Diatribe Records' outstanding Solo Series I, which featured solo piano recordings by Izumi Kimura and Isabelle O'Connell, a guitar solo offering from Simon Jermyn and a clarinet solo work from Paul Roe, the Dublin label is back with the equally impressive Solo Series II. The four musicians presented in this second round ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Sean Mac Erlaine: Long After The Music Is Gone and This Is How We Fly

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The common denominator between these two CDs is Dublin-based multi-reedman/composer Seán Mac Erlaine, one of the most progressive musicians in Ireland today. Equally at home in contemporary jazz, free improvisation or traditional/modern Irish folk settings, Mac Erlaine has been a leading figure in Irish experimental music for a decade. As one of the curators of the ...