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ARTICLE: RADIO

Marquis Hill Blacktet Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Marquis Hill, one of the most promising American jazz players, combines jazz with contemporary beats. Former band member of Marcus Miller. “A dauntingly skilled trumpeter." —New York Times

Trumpeter Marquis Hill leaves a great impression with the way he connects jazz to spoken word, hip-hop and contemporary beats and breaks. In his Blacktet he plays ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Marquis Hill: Meditation Tape

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"The universe and us are the same," proclaims legendary drummer Marvin Bugulu Smith between tracks on Marquis Hill's ethereally groovy Meditation Tape. Recordings of Bugulu Smith narrate the 7-track album by Hill, one of Chicago's foremost trumpeters. Hill describes the short record as a “beat tape," and it plays that way, a divine hip-hop vibe always ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

The Art Ensemble of Chicago at the 2017 Time In Jazz Festival

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The Art Ensemble of Chicago were, as expected, one of the main attractions at Time in Jazz, the Festival organized for the thirtieth consecutive year by Italian trumpet player Paolo Fresu in his native city of Berchidda, in Sardinia.

The line-up of the AEoC, which played a fiery set, featured the founding members Roscoe ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

A dialogo con Silvia Bolognesi

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Silvia Bolognesi, contrabbassista, compositrice e band leader senese, è tra le più interessanti personalità del jazz italiano. Recentemente ha inoltre ricevuto un riconoscimento internazionale tanto lusinghiero, quanto meritato: la chiamata di Roscoe Mitchell per entrare a far parte del sestetto da lui formato per un progetto in onore di John Coltrane, del quale ricorre quest'anno il ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Roscoe Mitchell Sextet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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Roscoe Mitchell Sextet plays Coltrane
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano
29.01.2017

Il “Roscoe Mitchell Sextet plays Coltrane" è un progetto ideato da Aperitivo in Concerto per celebrare la figura di John Coltrane nel cinquantesimo anniversario della morte. Dubbi e sospetti si insinuano tra i fans incalliti del leggendario ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow: Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow

Read "Shawn Maxwell's New Tomorrow" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Chicago-based saxophonist Shawn Maxwell has produced an excellent run of straight ahead CD releases in the past decade, sets like his two self-produced discs, Originals (2006) and Originals II (2008), and Maxwell's House (Chicago Session LTD, 2010) before he changed his game up with Shawn Maxwell's Alliance (Chicago Sessions LTD, 2015), a shift away from mainstream ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Makaya McCraven: In the Moment

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Esplorazione e improvvisazione, ecco le due coordinate lungo cui si muove questo bel disco firmato dal batterista e produttore Makaya McCraven, un album che somiglia a un progetto che somiglia alla fotografia, in parte a fuoco e in parte no, di lunghe serate passate a improvvisare sul palco del Bedford di Chicago, un locale ispirato agli ...

Kahil El'Zabar Ritual Trio: Follow The Sun

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It is safe to state that the percussionist Kahil El'Zabar has never made a mediocre or a mundane album and Follow the Sun is no exception. On this intriguing and provocative disc El'Zabar leads his group through five originals and four covers that he interprets with his signature, fluid touch.

Oscar Hammerstein II's heartsick standard ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kahil El'Zabar Quartet: What It Is!

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Since the early 1980s percussionist Kahil El'Zabar has led numerous dates as a leader, with much of his work issued by Chicago's Delmark Records. Some of his most impressive efforts for the label have featured collaborations with renowned artists, including New Thing-era luminaries such as Kalaparush Maurice McIntyre, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp, as well as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Winter: Orvieto, Italy, December 28, 2012 - January 1, 2013

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Umbria Jazz Winter 2013
Orvieto, Italy
December 28, 2012--February 1, 2013
Dee Alexander's Evolution Ensemble



Dee Alexander's sensitive and virtuosic voice, together with the exquisite harmony of her group, charmed the Umbria Jazz Winter public with two different concert series. The first was dedicated to the memory of Alexander's mentor, Light Henry Huff, and ...