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ARTICLE: BAILEY'S BUNDLES

Ten Artists: January 2019

Read "Ten Artists: January 2019" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

I am adopting my “Bailey's Bundle" format as sole vehicle for my music reportage. Moreover, I am sharpening my focus to three segments of the jazz universe, in this order: (1) Jazz Vocals, (2) Archival Releases, and (3) Everything Else. I have changed the title to the more inclusive “Ten Artists," better reflecting how I have ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kurt Elling: The Questions Live

Read "The Questions Live" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

È proprio un bel regalo natalizio questa registrazione di Kurt Elling al Ronnie Scott's di Londra di poche settimane fa. Un live album disponibile dal 7 dicembre, che sarà apprezzato dal pubblico più esigente del cantante.
I brani in repertorio sono quelli del recente cd The Questions -con l'eccezione di “Everyday You're Away"-ma la ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Manu Katché: Unstatic

Read "Unstatic" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Drummer Manu Katché's career has been a long, circuitous one that began in rock, working for an extended period with Peter Gabriel, Sting and Joni Mitchell. In the cases of Sting and Mitchell, there was a jazz sensibility present in much of their work. Simultaneously, Katché's work on the ECM label was taking shape as he ...

Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu

Read "Manu Katche: Touchstone for Manu" reviewed by John Kelman

With only four records released as a leader on ECM, it may seem a little early to release a “best of" disc for drummer Manu Katché. But having since moved on to fellow German label ACT for Live in Concert, while Touchstone for Manu is only being released in North America in the summer of 2015, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Manu Katché Quartet al Bari in Jazz 2015

Read "Manu Katché Quartet al Bari in Jazz 2015" reviewed by Luigi Sforza

Bari in Jazz
Arena della Pace
25.05.2015

Doppio concerto per il settimo appuntamento dell'undicesima edizione di Bari in Jazz --consumatosi giovedì 25 all'interno dell'anfiteatro arena della pace di Bari--con il quartetto tutto pugliese del giovane sassofonista Mike Rubini prima e con il gruppo del batterista Manu Katché poi.
L'ensemble levantino ha ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossa Jazz 2015

Read "Vossa Jazz 2015" reviewed by Henning Bolte


VOSSA JAZZ
Voss
March 28 -29, 2015

Vossa Jazz, founded in 1973, an annual three-day event with a great variety of groups and acts, is a highly prestigious jazz festival in Norway. Thanks especially to its commissions and awards, it has an important national and international function. In 1983 the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Manu Katché: The Colors I See

Read "Manu Katché: The Colors I See" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Manu Katché is one of those few names familiar to a large audience of quite different musical orientations. Along his career he has played with some of the most representative pop, rock, country, jazz--and even classical--musicians. Katché's immense adaptability and emulative spirit, together with the harmonic roundness of tone on his instrument, make him to an ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Ray Russell: Playing with Time

Read "Ray Russell: Playing with Time" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Each time guitarist/composer Ray Russell releases a new album, it feels like a comeback. Now, More than Ever, Russell's debut on the Abstract Logix label, comes seven years after Goodbye Svengali (Cuneiform Records, 2006), his heartfelt tribute to composer Gil Evans. Although Russell may drop off the radar for periods of time, he's never really far ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ray Russell: Now, More Than Ever

Read "Now, More Than Ever" reviewed by Ian Patterson

English guitarist/composer Ray Russell has flown under the radar for most of his 45-year career, dividing his energies between his own projects, sessions for some of the biggest names in popular music and composing award-winning music for television and film. Russell's wide-ranging musical interests have meant that his own recordings have sometimes been separated by long ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Manu Katche: Manu Katche

Read "Manu Katche" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

A celebrated session drummer and solo artist, Manu Katche's infamous method of crafting a backbeat may parallel the lyrical, dancelike aura for which late jazz drummer Paul Motian was noted. However, Katche's jazz roots are largely evident via his small group formats for ECM Records. On this self-titled release comprised of a multinational quartet, rock-solid pulses, ...