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Emanative: Earth

Read "Earth" reviewed by Chris May

Every so often an album comes along that is so sweeping in its cultural scope, and so far beyond the norms of critical discourse, that it almost beggars description. Such a disc is Earth, the fourth physical-release album from drummer and producer Nick Woodmansey's Emanative and the follow-up to the band's outstanding The Light Years Of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Noya Rao: Icaros

Read "Icaros" reviewed by Rokas Kucinskas

Something that started as a solo project by Tom Henry in his bedroom studio transformed into something much more mature: first his ideas were executed in an instrumental trio setting that eventually evolved into the vocal electronic-soul quartet--Noya Rao. What kind of music does the quartet play? The kind that Gilles Peterson is famous for." With ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference

Read "Harmony of Difference" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Being lauded as the “saviour of jazz" would weigh heavy on the shoulders of any young artist, even one so confident as to release a 170 minute treble CD as their 2015 debut. Yet Kamasi Washington pulled it off on the appropriately titled The Epic, with its ambitious, eclectic subject matter and surface similarities to spiritual ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Lehman: Sélébéyone

Read "Sélébéyone" reviewed by Luca Canini

Due sarebbero i modi più appropriati e coscienziosi di iniziare questa recensione. Il primo: una rapida carrellata sui precedenti tentativi di contaminazione tra jazz e hip hop (entrambi i generi intesi nel senso più ampio e inclusivo possibile). Da Steve Coleman e Greg Osby alle lucide visioni di Mike Ladd e Vijay Iyer, dal Miles Davis ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

BOOM, tra jazz e elettronica. Intervista a Raffaele Costantino

Read "BOOM, tra jazz e elettronica. Intervista a Raffaele Costantino" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

S'intitola When in Rome, è un EP registrato dal vivo dal duo BOOM che unisce il produttore, DJ e seguitissimo conduttore radiofonico per Radio2 Raffaele Costantino e il pianista jazz Giovanni Guidi.
Pubblicato dalla factory creativa LBL, è un lavoro in cui i due musicisti cercano di andare oltre i luoghi comuni del binomio ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Francesco Diodati e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Francesco Diodati e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani



All About Jazz Italia: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Francesco Diodati: In continua evoluzione e trasformazione.

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
F.D.: La voglia di rischiare e mettersi in gioco. La propensione a suonare con gli altri, per la musica ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum

Read "We Are the Drum" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Primo lavoro per la Blue Note per il gruppo Oracle del batterista Kendrick Scott, formazione robusta e flessibile al tempo stesso, grazie alla presenza di musicisti di buon valore come Taylor Eigsti al piano, Mike Moreno alla chitarra, John Ellis alle ance e Joe Sanders al basso.

Un jazz pulito quello del quintetto, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey: Worker

Read "Worker" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Of all the bands playing jazz-rock, or fusion, or whatever-you-want-to-call it, the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey (or JFJO as they're known by their fans) is the one that comes closest to embodying Joe Zawinul's dictum regarding Weather Report's modus operandi: ..."nobody solos, everybody solos." The similarities stop there, however, though JFJO's careening omnivorous creativity, like Weather ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Mark F. Turner's Best of 2014

Read "Mark F. Turner's Best of 2014" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Typically, when music is labeled it gets thrown into a box that limits its artistic scope. But the four letter word “jazz" in today's environment obliterates typical categorization as found in these diverse releases.

Ambrose Akinmusire
The imagined savior is far easier to paint
(Blue Note)

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer Trio: Washington, DC, April 30, 2011

Read "Vijay Iyer Trio:  Washington, DC, April 30, 2011" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Vijay Iyer Trio

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue

Washington, DC

April 30, 2011

Sponsored by the Washington Performing Arts Society, pianist Vijay Iyer's concert placed his innovative trio in the sumptuous setting of Washington, DC's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. The domed ceilings and intricate décor provided an appropriate backdrop ...