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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Siena Jazz 2016

Read "Siena Jazz 2016" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Built around the city's Jazz University Summer School, the Siena Jazz Festival is unique. Each evening, tutors and students perform in a variety of gorgeous settings in this most beautiful of cities. One night it is a stage set against the 16th century backdrop of the Basilica Provenzano, another dwarfed by the mighty Basilica di. S. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ambrose Akinmusire: Painting Saviors

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Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (pronounced ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) is as imaginative as the sonic soundscapes he creates and as informative as the titles that he bestows on his songs. Ambrose Akinmusire's allure stems from the complexity of his albums; a complexity that requires the listener to fully participate and engage with the artist and ask questions as to who ...

Jazz and Poetry: Impacted Gems

Read "Jazz and Poetry: Impacted Gems" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

The poetry of the Beats, the New York school and the Black Mountain school, as well as the jazz poets, all share a particularly heavy rhythmic feel and an earthy, gritty imagery that creates a kind of syncopation within itself. The scenes dance and bump up against each other, cutting and rubbing up against the beat. ...

Theo Bleckman: Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush

Read "Hello Earth! – The Music of Kate Bush" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ci vuole il coraggio dei leoni oppure la sfrontatezza dell'animo giovanile per tentare grandi imprese. Forte del successo del momento e sorretto da ciò che resta degli anni giovanili veri e propri (è nato nel 1966, non proprio l'altro ieri), il tedesco Theo Bleckman (sempre più apprezzato dall'altra parte dell'oceano, ove peraltro vive) approda al suo ottavo lavoro ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years

Read "Cuneiform Records: Growing Progressive Music for 27 Years" reviewed by Mark Redlefsen

Twenty seven years is a long time for a niche progressive music label such as Cuneiform Records not just to survive, but to remain inventive and, in the best sense, ambitious. Steve Feigenbaum founded Cuneiform back in 1984, and with his wife, Joyce, runs it from Silver Springs, Maryland. Hosting bands such as Universe Zero, digging ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Theo Bleckmann and Fumio Yasuda: Schumann's Favored Bar Songs

Read "Schumann's Favored Bar Songs" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Schumann's Bar am Hofgarten is located at Odeonsplatz 6+7 80539 Munich, Germany. It derives its name from founder and bartender, Charles Schumann, who originally ran a similar bar in New York City. It is a world famous watering hole for the rich and and famous, something Schumann has cultivated among his patrons. Winter and Winter, who ...