Content by tag "Tsigoti"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Thollem McDonas: Meeting At The Parting Place

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Coming at improvisational music from the classical realm, pianist Thollem McDonas remains resolutely outside of the main stream of the jazz world. Primarily inspired by, as he puts it in his liner notes to Meeting at the Parting Place, ..."European concert music from the Renaissance to the 20th Century and jazz, particularly of the '60s and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Thollem McDonas: The Beauty of Never Going Back Home

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What is often forgotten about improvised music is that it can come from anywhere. Though its history is inextricably intertwined with jazz, improvisation is part and parcel of a myriad of musical cultures. Pianist and composer Thollem McDonas is not just aware of this fact, it is part of his daily existence. About 10 years ago, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tsigoti: Private Poverty Speaks to the People of the Party

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Sembra un pochino complicata la storia di questa band, in realtà non al debutto ma al secondo album dal titolo veramente creativo. Il quartetto infatti ha cambiato nome da "---------------------" in "Tsigoti". In realtà, abbiamo già visto all'opera questi musicisti insieme, in alcuni concerti in giro per l'Italia, quando ********* portò insieme ai suoi Squarcicatrici il pianista americano ***********, a cui lasciava volentieri ampio spazio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tsigoti: Private Poverty Speaks to the People of the Party

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If it is hard to believe that the “boomers" of the sixties became the suits of the nineties, it is equally difficult to believe that their energy for political activism lives on today. That is, until hearing the music on Private Property Speaks to the People of the Party, by a group of musicians who call ...