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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ceramic Dog: YRU Still Here?

Read "YRU Still Here?" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Marc Ribot è tornato coi suoi Ceramic Dog e con un album YRU Still Here? che si inserisce nel solco della piega politica e di protesta che da tempo lo contraddistingue. I suoi compagni di viaggio per questa terza uscita marcata Ceramic Dog (a 10 anni compiuti dall'avvio del progetto) sono Shahzad Ismaily e Ches Smith ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mary Halvorson / Joe Morris: Traversing Orbits

Read "Traversing Orbits" reviewed by John Sharpe

Birds of a feather flock together might be the motto of acclaimed guitarist Mary Halvorson as she has made a habit of teaming up with fellow pickers on a series of dates. Prominent among them is The Maid With The Flaxen Hair: A Tribute to Johnny Smith (Tzadik Records, 2018) with Bill Frisell, but among others ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Cooper-Moore: Catharsis and Creation in Community Spirit

Read "Cooper-Moore: Catharsis and Creation in Community Spirit" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

It's tempting to think of a life in music as a linear story with a beginning, middle and end, because that's the way life is: we are born, we live, and then we die. In this narrative, one could assume there will be highs and lows and masterpieces might emerge out of a misty fog of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

JAZZTOPAD 2018

Read "JAZZTOPAD 2018" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Jazztopad Festival
Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music
National Forum of Music, Club Mleczarnia
November 21-25, 2018

Jazztopad is the annual Jazz Festival of Poland's Witold Lutoslawski National Forum of Music in Wroclaw. Wroclaw, a vibrant, hip, internationally oriented city that never sleeps, has character, lots of peculiar neighborhoods, populated by ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley

Belgrade Jazz Festival
Dom Omladine/Kombank Dvorana
Belgrade, Serbia
October 25-29, 2018

The 34th edition of the Belgrade Jazz Festival maintained its exciting strategy of diverse programming, from Kurt Elling to The Thing, Marc Ribot to Bobby Shew, Cortex down to The Necks. That's already an enticing blend of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Noir Landscapes: Marco Cappelli's Remarkable Artistry

Read "Noir Landscapes: Marco Cappelli's Remarkable Artistry" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Marco Cappelli's remarkable career is one marked by voracious curiosity and great diversity. Blending his Mediterranean roots with the avant-garde of the improvised and contemporary classical scenes has led him to collaborate with the likes of Anthony Coleman, Michel Godard, Butch Morris, Enrico Rava, Marc Ribot.

This mixtape features highlights from projects led ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il meglio del 2018 secondo Vincenzo Roggero

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Anche quest'anno tanti gli ascolti, tante le proposte interessanti, e come al solito, difficile sintetizzare il meglio in dodici dischi. Non necessariamente i migliori ma quelli che, in un modo o nell'altro, hanno lasciato un segno. In testa una conferma, Steve Coleman, eh sì ancora lui, per il disco certo, ma anche per i meravigliosi concerti ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog Live At BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Marc Ribot has torn the roof off the Bimhuis several times already with his energetic trio Ceramic Dog. Anything goes, from angular songs to exuberant rock riffs to a whimsical version of jazz classic like “Take Five." Multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily can switch from distorted bass guitar to cheerful organ, and drummer Ches Smith can alternate between ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hugh Coltman: Who's Happy?

Read "Who's Happy?" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Trasferitosi a Parigi nel 1999 dopo la separazione dal gruppo rock blues The Hoax, il cantante inglese Hugh Coltman ha realizzato una carriera solista con varie collaborazioni (tra cui quella col pianista Eric Legnini e le cantanti Krystle Warren, Vanessa Paradis e Mayra Andrade) più un temporaneo ritorno con la vecchia band.

In terra ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018

Read "Saalfelden Jazz Festival, 2018" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Jazz Festival SaalfeldenJazzfestival Saalfelden 2018
Saalfelden, Austria
Casa del Jazz
23-26.08.2018

Il Jazzfestival di Saalfelden garantisce di solito un combinato efficace di musica avventurosa, inedita, ed esibizioni invece legate a nomi “sicuri," sempre di gran qualità. Quest'anno la formula si è rivelata meno felice del solito, pur contando su un ...