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Derek Bailey

Read "Derek Bailey" reviewed by John Eyles

Guitarist Derek Bailey was one of the more prominent and influential musicians from the “first generation of free improvisation" that developed in London in the mid-sixties and gradually promoted the music around the world. Although several members of that generation were leaders, Bailey often seemed the de facto leader of the group. Partly, this was a ...

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JazzMI

Read "JazzMI" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

JazzMI
Milano
05-06.11.2016

Milano torna ad avere un festival Jazz. E già questa, di per sé, è una buona notizia.

Non abbiamo mai fatto parte della schiera di quelli che “a Milano non succede mai niente", nostalgici di un passato che chissà se era davvero così ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Save the Date - Agosto 2015

Read "Save the Date - Agosto 2015" reviewed by Luca Canini

Agosto, festival miei non vi conosco. Mentre al di là delle Alpi è tempo di gustosissime abbuffate (Willisau, Saalfelden, Mulhouse, Lisbona: fatevi un giro sui siti dei giganti europei), in Italia impazzano le sagre balneari e gli eventi vacanzieri.

Poco da salvare. E francamente fa una certa tristezza leggere i programmi di rassegne ...

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Martin Speake: The Unquiet Mind

Read "Martin Speake: The Unquiet Mind" reviewed by Duncan Heining

We have here three very fine CDs from British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake. Speake is classically trained and when I first heard him in the late 90s, he brought to jazz a tone that emphasised the clarity of each note and the purity of the melodic line that was quite unusual in a music more used ...

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The Grip: Celebrate

Read "Celebrate" reviewed by John Eyles

The Grip is an exciting new trio consisting of three well-connected London-based players each with a track record of proven success and innovation in a variety of contexts--saxophonist and flautist Finn Peters, tuba player Oren Marshall and drummer Tom Skinner. The group name is a reference to the cIassic Arthur Blythe album The Grip (India Navigation, ...

Sons of Kemet: Burn

Read "Sons of Kemet: Burn" reviewed by Phil Barnes

The first thing you notice about Shabaka Hutchings' latest project, Sons of Kemet, is the unexpectedly large feel to the recording's soundscape. Not only does it have the hallmarks of a warmer analogue past but the reverb is at times extraordinary, being akin to hearing the band play in an immense auditorium with twice as many ...

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Umbria Jazz Winter #18

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter #18" reviewed by Joan A. Cararach

Umbria Jazz Winter #18
Orvieto, Italia
29 de diciembre 2010--2 de enero 2011
En el jazz los sueños existen. Uno de ellos se llama Orvieto.
Hermano menor del Umbria Jazz Festival que cada verano se celebra en Perugia, el Umbria Jazz Winter de Orvieto complementa de un modo sabio las programaciones de ambos festivales ...