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The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience

Read "The alpine Saalfelden 2019 experience" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Saalfelden? For those who don't already know, it is a small Austrian town in a magnificent alpine landscape in the Pinzgau, 70 km west of Salzburg, famous for its jazz festival in August and January and popular as a vacation and sport area.

Character The festival has a great 40-years history having built a ...

Otis Sandsjö

Read "Otis Sandsjö" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972)

Listening to Aretha coming home makes you feel like coming home. R.I.P.

2. Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar Gudjónsson, The Box Tree (Mengi, 2012).

This album was on repeat around the time of my daughter's birth a few months back. It says it all. A ...

Otis Sandsjo

Read "Otis Sandsjo" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972).
Ascoltare Aretha ti fa sentire a casa. R.I.P.

2. Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar Gudjónsson, The Box Tree (Mengi, 2012).
Perennemente sul tasto repeat durante la nascita di mia figlia qualche mese fa. Un suono di sax proveniente da un altro pianeta.

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Kate Gentile: Mannequins

Read "Mannequins" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

With the stimulating Mannequins, the New York based drummer Kate Gentile has created a cohesive and engaging album. On this first release under her own name, Gentile superbly balances emotive passion and intellectual acumen. Her intricate compositions are simultaneously fully realized and vibrantly supple and pliant as to allow for independent spontaneous expressions.

The ...


Il Claudia Quintet al JAM Festival di Mira

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JAM Festival 2016
Teatro di Villa dei Leoni
Mira, Venezia

Il lungo tour europeo del Claudia Quintet ha toccato l'Italia in un'unica data, sabato 12 marzo nell'ambito del JAM Festival di Mira.
Giunta alla dodicesima edizione, la rassegna ha assunto un ruolo centrale nella programmazione musicale ...


Rafiq Bhatia: Strata EP

Read "Strata EP" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

È possibile condensare in meno di quindici minuti un'estetica musicale tutt'altro che monocorde o rigidamente indirizzata, con senso compiuto, peso specifico adeguato e rispetto della forma? A giudicare da questo Strata EP possiamo dire con tranquillità che Rafiq Bhatia ci è riuscito pienamente. Figlio di immigranti dell'Africa Orientale, nato e cresciuto in North Carolina, la musica come missione di vita, il ...


Mike Cottone: Just Remember

Read "Just Remember" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Just Remember is the timely debut from Mike Cottone, reflecting the young New York-based trumpeter's musical journey thus far and paying tribute to a pivotal figure in his career, Daniel McMurray, his late high school band director and mentor. Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., who performs on several pieces, co-produces the project with Marc Iacona of the ...


Travis Reuter: Rotational Templates

Read "Rotational Templates" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Influences by contemporary classical composers within progressive-jazz frameworks do not always yield fruitful results, but New York City-based guitarist Travis Reuter goes against the grain on the exhilarating Rotational Templates. An impressionable young composer and guitarist, Reuter divulges a conspicuous approach to hybrid genres as if it were meant to be.

The band was ...


Tyshawn Sorey: Koan, The Winding Shell & Labyrinth

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Tyshawn Sorey


482 Music


Jesse Elder

The Winding Shell



Jacam Manricks


Manricks Music


For decades, the trend has been for drummers in jazz to move ...