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Massimo De Mattia: la libera ricerca musicale

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Tra i flautisti italiani dediti alle musiche extracolte, Massimo De Mattia si distingue non solo per l'alta qualità artistica ma per la scelta di operare stabilmente nell'universo della libera improvvisazione. Una definizione che De Mattia trova impropria e che preferisce sostituire semplicemente con «musica contemporanea». Come dice in quest'intervista è una musica: che si rivela, si ...

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Tim Bowness: Ghost Lights and Life Sentences

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As much as it's something most would prefer to avoid, when a pair of musicians share a lengthy musical history together it's difficult not to compare and contrast the work they do when apart. Beyond contributing added clarity to their individual work, it helps to articulate what each of them bring to the table when they're ...

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Montreux Jazz Workshops: A Fine, Free Forum

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One of the most rewarding experiences at the Montreux Jazz Festival is attending one of the many free workshops conducted by a wide range of jazz and production masters. Many showcases are led by musicians with shows scheduled on or near those afternoons, so they are in high performance mode. Participants are often top ticket attractions, ...

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Ian Anderson at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Ian Anderson
NYCB Theatre At Westbury
Westbury, New York
October 8, 2013

Ian Anderson is a Scottish singer-songwriter who rose to fame as the flute-playing lead singer of the progressive British rock band Jethro Tull. Throughout its career, Jethro Tull released some of the rock era's most beloved albums, including: Benefit ...

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Ian Anderson: New York, NY, October 5, 2012

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Ian Anderson
The Beacon Theatre
New York, New York
October 5, 2012
It was a decidedly older crowd that attended Ian Anderson's show at The Beacon Theatre on this cool, early October evening. Though the majority of the audience ranged from early-forties to early-sixties, it was also at least partially populated ...

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An Evening With Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

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Ian Anderson
NYCB Theater at Westbury
Westbury, New York
November 24, 2010

Some might call the music of Jethro Tull and Ian Anderson a fascinating mix consisting of tales of ancient folklore sung over electric, acoustic, medieval-influenced, classical, Celtic, Indian, progressive rock and orchestral avant-garde jazz.

On this warm, Wednesday evening, the day prior ...