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Ricordiamo Michael Brecker

Read "Ricordiamo Michael Brecker" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sono trascorsi più di dieci anni dalla morte di Michael Brecker, avvenuta il 13 gennaio 2007, il giorno dopo quella di Alice Coltrane. Brecker è stato il massimo e più influente sax tenore post-coltraniano ed è quanto mai doveroso ricordarne la vita e il percorso artistico.

Il 25 gennaio di quest'anno la comunità jazzistica ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

David Amram: Classic American Film Scores 1956-2016

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Nato a Filadelfia nel 1930, David Amram è una figura tutto sommato non particolarmente nota nel vasto panorama del jazz legato al lavoro negli studios cinematografici, per cui assolutamente benemerito arriva questo box, da lui fortemente voluto, che ne riunisce organicamente le colonne sonore (non tutte, ma una significativa selezione) per cinema e -più episodicamente -teatro. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

David Amram Quintet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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Aperitivo in Concerto,
Teatro Manzoni -Milano
28.02.2016

86 anni e non sentirli.

È David Amram, leggenda vivente della musica americana contemporanea, che con il suo quintetto ha intrattenuto e deliziato per circa due ore un Teatro Manzoni stracolmo di appassionati che non volevano perdersi la prima ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The 11th Annual Jazz Cruise: January 29-February 5, 2012

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Tributes to saxophonist Benny Golson and pianist Oscar Peterson highlighted the 11th annual Jazz Cruise, January 29 to February 5, 2012. As well, stellar performances were turned in by an assemblage of over 80 musicians, onboard for the Holland America cruise of the Caribbean. The spacious Westerdam ship was christened in 2004 and is one of ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Skelton Skinner All Stars / Clare Fischer Big Band / Ron Carter's Great Big Band

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Skelton Skinner Allstars Big Band

Cookin' with the Lid On

Diving Duck Records

2012

Back in the late 1950s, vibraphonist Terry Gibbs (with some help from his friends) put together an ensemble that became known as the Terry Gibbs Dream Band, took up residence in Hollywood and began blowing audiences ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Japan Benefit Concert at the Village Vanguard

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On Monday, April 4, 2011, the storied Village Vanguard, a classy little West Village basement club, hosted one of numerous benefit concerts for Japan around New York City. The Village Vanguard Orchestra was featured for three incredible sets, like every Monday; but on this special occasion invited a series of wonderful guest musicians to contribute.

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

DIVA Jazz Orchestra / Paul Read Orchestra / Andy Farber and His Orchestra

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DIVA Jazz Orchestra

Johnny Mandel: The Man and His Music

Arbors Jazz

2010

Note to NARAS members: please do not cast your vote for Best Big Band Album of 2011 without first having listened to Johnny Mandel: The Man and His Music, recorded in concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in Manhattan ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Andy Farber and his Orchestra: This Could Be the Start of Something Big

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Composer Andy Farber writes musical scores for television commercials and movies, but This Could Be The Start of Something Big is Farber's big band debut, showcasing his talents as a multi-reed musician and bandleader. Recorded in late 2009, after a two-year stint playing every Sunday evenings at New York's famed Birdland, the album features an eighteen-piece ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Andy Farber

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Meet Andy Farber:

Andy Farber is an award-winning jazz composer, arranger and saxophonist and has spent years performing with the likes of Jon Hendricks and Wynton Marsalis. Since 1994, Farber has been part of the Jazz @ Lincoln Center stable of writers and performers.

Through J@LC, Farber has toured with the J@LC ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Phil Kelly and the NW Prevailing Winds; Eric Essix and the Night Flight Big Band; University of North Texas Two O'Clock Lab Band

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Phil Kelly & the Northwest Prevailing Winds
Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles
Origin Records
2009

The Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles, Marius Nordal writes in the liner notes to composer / arranger Phil Kelly's latest recording, “was inspired by an actual photograph of Phil's two beagles jumping up in the ...