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Andrea Motis: Emotional Dance

Read "Emotional Dance" reviewed by Niccolò Lucarelli

Emotional Dance è l'esordio da solista di Andrea Motis, catalana poco più che ventenne, cresciuta con il mito di Billie Holiday e dotata di una voce solare e coinvolgente, sulla quale costruisce un album caleidoscopico, che si muove fra le sue composizioni originali, il jazz classico della stessa Holiday e Cole Porter, i ritmi latinoamericani di ...

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Nuove cantanti bussano alla porta

Read "Nuove cantanti bussano alla porta" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Questo decennio sembra essere uno dei più affollati dalla presenza di voci femminili jazzisticamente orientate. Pur avendo radici etniche ed esperienze personali diverse, queste cinque giovani cantanti s'ispirano -cercando motivi personali -alla tradizione delle grandi protagoniste di jazz e soul music, tra brani originali e interpretazioni del classico songbook statunitense.
Alcune vocalist sono ancora degli ...

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Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Cape Town International Jazz Festival
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa
March 27 & 28, 2015

The Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place over two jam-packed nights, on five simultaneous stages. Now in its sixteenth year, it also includes a number of ancillary events during festival week: ...

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Joan Chamorro and Andrea Motis: Feeling Good

Read "Feeling Good" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Feeling Good is well named: the feelgood vibe is strong and the love of music that reaches out from this album is pretty much guaranteed to leave listeners with a similarly good feeling. It's the second album from Joan Chamorro--bassist, saxophonist and director of Barcelona's Sant Andreu Jazz Band--and the band's star member, the teenage singer ...

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Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Barcelona Voll-Damm Jazz Festival
Various Venues
Barcelona
October 29-November 3, 2013

A short quote, repeated to me more than once over the course of a few days in Barcelona, proved to be at the heart and soul of the 45th Barcelona Voll-Damm Internacional Jazz Festival. It goes something like this--"On the ...

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Festival Da Jazz: St Moritz 2013

Read "Festival Da Jazz: St Moritz 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Festival Da Jazz
St. Moritz, Switzerland
July 18-22, 2013
How To Run A Jazz Festival 101. Get a big hall, put on some big names: get a small room, put on some smaller names. Stars in the big spaces, up and comers in the little ones. There's a commercial and economic logic to it, maybe even ...

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43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club

Read "43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: Michel Camilo, Madeleine Peyroux y Buena Vista Social Club" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

Michel Camilo 'Mano a Mano' con Charles Flores y Giovanni Hidalgo
43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Palau de la Música Catalana
16 de noviembre de 2011

Algo debe de tener el Caribe para que de las tierras que bañan sus aguas emerjan cada tanto músicos volcánicos, mercuriales, de potencial arrollador y sensibilidad ...