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Alberto Pinton: Opus Facere

Read "Opus Facere" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Attivo in Svezia dal 1985, il sassofonista veneziano Alberto Pinton occupa una posizione di rilievo nel jazz scandinavo d'avanguardia, per il suo ruolo di leader (con questa e altre formazioni) che per le collaborazioni con vari organici.
Quest'incisione segue il live giapponese pubblicato lo scorso anno (Live in Japan Wildcat House) dov'era protagonista lo ...

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The Way Ahead: Bells, Ghosts and other Saints

Read "Bells, Ghosts and other Saints" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Perry Farrell, of the rock band Jane's Addiction, might have said/sung it best in 1988, on the track “Ted, Just Admit it..." when he whispered “Nothing's Shocking." Indeed, nothing is in the 21st century. Marcel Duchamp's painting “Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" (1912) is mostly admired today, and certainly not the trigger for a riot. ...

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Alberto Pinton: Live in Japan

Read "Live in Japan" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Live in Japan inaugura una nuova etichetta giapponese, la Wild Cat House, label dedicata alle registrazioni live effettuate al Gallery & Café Yamaneko-ken presso il lago di Ogose in Giappone. Titolare della registrazione è Alberto Pinton--sassofonista, clarinettista, flautista e compositore veneto da anni residente in Svezia--con il gruppo denominato Noi Siamo (per l'occasione il bassista della ...

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Alberto Pinton Quartet: Live in Japan

Read "Live in Japan" reviewed by Mark Corroto

You never really recognize a musician or ensemble until you hear them live. In the studio, artists have the luxury of multiple takes and edits to fine-tune their sound. Live in concert, the trade-off for the lack of second takes, is the musicians' ability to feed off of the energies of the audience. Their true identities ...

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Anders Ahlen Unit: Lines and Dots

Read "Lines and Dots" reviewed by Dave Wayne

I hope it's not too silly to say that Lines and Dots, the new album by guitarist and composer Anders Ahlén, is really cool. But it is; both in the colloquial sense and in the jazz sense. The music goes down with nary a wasted note, the cover art is hip and minimal, and it comes-self-produced ...

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Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013

Read "Moers Festival: Moers, Germany, May 17-20, 2013" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Moers Festival 2013
Moers, Germany
May 17-19, 2013
The internationally renowned Moers Festival again arrived at a turning point, with its 42nd edition. It was the last edition with the famous blue marquee in the vast Castle-park of the city of Moers. Next year, the festival will continue in a reconstructed solid hall, an old covered ...

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Didier Lasserre - Joel Grip - Niklas Barno: Can't Stop Snusing

Read "Can't Stop Snusing" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Can't Stop Snusing, titolo che fa riferimento allo Snus, tabacco da masticare assai diffuso in Svezia, è album da maneggiare con attenzione, per evitare che un'assunzione scriteriata della musica contenuta, possa scatenare una sventagliata di controindicazioni sull'incauto ascoltatore. Il trio franco-svedese si muove per oltre cinquanta minuti nei territori della libera improvvisazione assoluta, ciascuno dei protagonisti impegnato a definire un proprio, ...

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Niklas Barno / Joel Grip / Didier Lasserre: Can't Stop Snusing

Read "Can't Stop Snusing" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore release of this Swedish-French trio is powerful as its excellent debut from two years ago, Snus (Ayler, 2010). Can't Stop Snusing, named after the Swedish moist-powder tobacco, is an infectious, raw and direct set of free jazz improvisations by fearless musicians. The trio is comprised of Swedish trumpeter Niklas Barnö and bassist Joel Grip, ...

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Je Suis!: Mistluren

Read "Mistluren" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In 1962 free jazz pioneer Albert Ayler moved to Sweden. Like Jesus Christ's 40 days in the desert, he came home to the United States after being tempted by the devil, and led a revolution in free jazz. His Swedish temptation, perhaps it was a viral contagion, has survived these past 50 years, resurfacing in the ...