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ARTICLE: RADIO

Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2

Read "Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians.

As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, “the present day composer refuses to die" and the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Libertango - The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz

Read "Libertango - The art and music of Leonardo Suarez Paz" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Argentinean violinist-composer Leonardo Suarez Paz personifies the tango. Both a dance and a music, Tango bridles with passion and seethes with a barely suppressed sexual tension. “To bridle" is the correct verb here with its dual connotations of intense emotion and constraint. It is far from the braggadocio of immature machismo and speaks instead to a ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Karen Street/ Streetworks: Streetworks/ Unfurled

Read "Streetworks/ Unfurled" reviewed by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

Women in British jazz, the stand-out sonically wonderful ones, you just don't hear them all too often, and finding them is like chasing unicorns. Outside of stoic jazz hoovers there are still too few mainstream listeners who suck it up these days, and that never helps. In the popular world of musical vacuum, perhaps the only ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gent Jazz Festival 2011: Days 5-8

Read "Gent Jazz Festival 2011: Days 5-8" reviewed by Martin Longley

Days 1-4 | Days 5-8

Gent Jazz Festival
Bijloke
Gent, Belgium
July 14-17, 2011
The festival's second chunk customarily embraced music that was sympathetic to jazz, but moved into the territories of roots, rock, pop, soul, electronica, R&B and African music. All of these forms ...