Content by tag "Rusconi"

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Penang Island Jazz Festival 2014

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Penang Island Jazz Festival
Bayview Beach Resort
Malaysia
December 4-7, 2014

It was business as usual at the Penang Island Jazz Festival 2014, following the tenth anniversary celebrations of the previous year. That milestone was no small feat for Festival Director Paul Augustin, business partner Chin Choo Yeun and their ...

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Brilliant Corners 2014

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Brilliant Corners
Various Venues
Belfast
N. Ireland
March 26-29, 2014

It's taken a while, but Belfast has finally joined the ranks of cities that play host to an international jazz festival. The first edition of Brilliant Corners was staged in the rejuvenated Cathedral Quarter of the city in 2013 ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Rusconi - Una piccola rivoluzione che viene dalla Svizzera

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Pur senza arrivare alla definizione di una scuola nazionale, il jazz in Svizzera ha sempre rappresentato una presenza attiva e vitale, grazie anche alla vicinanza con Italia, Francia e Germania che ne hanno influenzato lo sviluppo musicale. Per cui non deve stupire l'emergere sulla scena internazionale di musicisti o gruppi svizzeri decisamente interessanti. È questo il ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Rusconi: Revolution

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Dopo quattro CD improntati a un pop-jazz brioso e spumeggiante, basato su riff semplici ed essenziali, non troppo distante da certe proposte alla Medeski, Martin & Wood, il nuovo lavoro del trio svizzero Rusconi rappresenta un punto di svolta nella loro discografia, aggiungendo elementi nuovi al sound di gruppo. La base musicale è sempre di non ...

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Eyot: Drifters

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It's every serious group's desire to craft an identifiable, and as far as possible, a unique sound whereby just a few notes leave little doubt about who's playing. Serbian quartet Eyot achieved that with its splendid debut, Horizon (Ninety and Nine Records,2011), where minimalism and power went hand-in-hand in an intoxicating mix of jazz, art-rock, classical ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Ian Patterson's Best Releases of 2012

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With more and more music being produced independently, it's harder each year to find the time to listen to a lot of it, never mind review it. The following baker's dozen represents some, though not all of my favorite music of 2012.

Jenny Scheinman

Mischief and Mayhem

Self Produced

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Beishan International Jazz Festival, China, 19-20 October 2012

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Beishan International Jazz Festival
Beishan Theater
Nanping Town, Zhuhai, China
10-20 October, 2012

Jazz festivals occupy some fairly far-flung, diverse, and oftentimes dramatic settings; from the Polar North to the volcanic mountains of East Java, from medieval European towns to the great urban metropolises of North America, from tropical Thai islands to luxury cruise ships, ...

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Rusconi: Revolution

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Revolution is in the air, and Rusconi knows it. The Swiss trio's fifth album sees it break with major record labels-- following its memorable tribute to indie-rock band Sonic Youth on It's a Sonic Life (Sony, 2010)--and head out into the great unknown of self-promotion. It's a bold move, but one befitting of the sonic explorers ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival, Days 4-6, September 28-30, 2011

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Days 1-3 | Days 4-6 | Days 7-8
Hong Kong International Jazz Festival
Hong Kong
September 25-October 2, 2011

The 2011 Hong Kong International Jazz Festival offered up over forty groups from 24 countries--a big jump from the eight bands that made up the first edition of HKIJF in 2008. Apart from the ...