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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live Harps From Birmingham: FitkinWall, Robin Williamson & Alina Bzhezhinska

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FitkinWall
Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
June 25, 2018

In an uncanny bending of happenstance tendencies, we found ourselves with three harp gigs in less than one week, even though manifested as moderne classical, folk troubadour and spiritual jazz styles.

Harpist Ruth Wall and keyboardist Graham Fitkin regularly work together ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ars Ludi al Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli

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Miti di Musica 2018 -Ritmi del Mito. Piccole drammaturgie per percussioni-attori
Ars Ludi
Museo Archeologico Nazionale--Sala del Toro Farnese
Napoli
14.06.2018

Il primo appuntamento della rassegna estiva dell'associazione Alessandro Scarlatti dedicata ai Miti di Musica ospita Ars Ludi, un ensemble di percussioni d'eccezione che lavora da trent'anni sul repertorio ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keith Jarrett: La Fenice

Read "La Fenice" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

La pubblicazione di questo CD era attesa da molto tempo, già programmata quando il concerto fu registrato nel Luglio 2006 nel prestigioso scenario del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, dove il pianista si era esibito in precedenza solo una volta come membro del gruppo di Miles Davis ben 35 anni prima. Non sappiamo quali siano stati ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Elogio Del Violoncello A Napoli

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Elogio del violoncello
MAN -Museo che suona
Museo archeologico di Napoli, 31 maggio--3 giugno 2018

Sdoganare la musica classica è impresa titanica. Lo ha ben detto Benjamin Zander (tra le altre cose direttore della Boston Philharmonic Orchestra) in un TED che è sempre consigliato vedere per chi ama la musica, non ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzkaar 2018

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Jazzkaar 2018
Tallinn, Estonia
April 20-29, 2018

In the year of Estonia's celebrations, having attained a full century as a Republic, its Jazzkaar festival continues to be amongst the very best of the European range. Held annually in Tallinn, and primarily centred around the Telliskivi Creative City, the festival continued ...

Sonar with David Torn: Vortex

Read "Vortex" reviewed by John Kelman

It might be all too simple to explain away Sonar, the Swiss twin-guitar/bass/drums quartet now in its eighth year together, through a series of touchstones. King Crimson, by way of that band's co-founder/guitarist Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft? Check. The influence of Nik Bartsch and Don Li's innovative meshing of Steve Reich-ian minimalism with deceptively complicated polyrhythmic ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Thomas Strønen: Sense of Time

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Time Is a Blind Guide, the ensemble led by Norwegian drummer and composer Thomas Stronen, has just released its sophomore record Lucus (ECM), three years after its eponymous debut album. With Ayumi Tanaka on piano, Håkon Aase on violin, Lucy Railton on cello and Ole Morten Vågan on double bass, Strønen has built a chamber-like ensemble ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Reich: Pulse/Quartet

Read "Pulse/Quartet" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

In 2016, composer Steve Reich celebrated a milestone birthday and to mark the occasion an upward of hundreds of performances of his work were performed at various places around the globe. These performances and celebrations just confirmed the almost unfathomable beauty and timelessness of his oeuvre as they represented 50 years in music. They also confirmed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A Journey Promoting Peace, Tranquility and Positive Energy with "Escapism" - Available December 1 on Ruby Slippers Productions

Lisa Hilton Sets Forth On A Journey Promoting  Peace, Tranquility and Positive Energy with "Escapism" -  Available December 1 on Ruby Slippers Productions

Lisa Hilton often settles in at her piano and riffs on everyone from Miles Davis and Horace Silver to The Black Keys and Green Day, until she can find peace within the notes, letting them fill the room and fall where they languish in this glow of calm with a touch of brooding blues. Then this ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rosario Di Rosa: Composition And Reactions

Read "Composition And Reactions" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non è un artista quieto e convenzionale Rosario Di Rosa, nel 2015 ottimo secondo con il suo trio tra le formazioni italiane nel Top Jazz di Musica Jazz, grazie a un lavoro -Pop Corn Reflections -che prendeva ispirazione dalla dodecafonia e da Steve Reich (leggi l'intervista fatta in occasione di quel progetto discografico). Lo dimostra questo ...