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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

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Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns: The Nightingale & The Rose
Crescent Arts Centre
Belfast Book Festival
Belfast, N. Ireland
June 17, 2017

Fortune and happenstance collided beautifully at the Belfast Book Festival with the performance of pianist Will Butterworth's jazz suite “The Nightingale & the Rose," inspired by Oscar Wilde's ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Maurizio Minardi: Piano Ambulance

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Moving to London in September 2008 appears to have set Italian pianist Maurizio Minardi on a creative hot streak. A new name to me Piano Ambulance is the third album in which Minardi has chosen to share his love of jazz with us since 2012 and leaves the listener with an abiding impression of precision in ...

Dylan Howe: Subterranean: New Designs On Bowie's Berlin

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Dylan Howe is one of the UK's most versatile drummers--a long-standing member of The Blockheads, part of Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey's band on the chart-topping Going Back Home (Chess Records, 2014) and (alongside keyboard player Ross Stanley) part of his father, Steve Howe's, guitar trio. He's also responsible, with Will Butterworth, for a critically-acclaimed duo ...

Maurizio Minardi: The Cook, The Clown, The Monk And The Accordionist

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It's not the snappiest album title ever, but The Cook, The Clown, The Monk And The Accordionist, by the UK-based Italian musician Maurizio Minardi, is one snappy album. This is a standout recording, full of atmospheric music that combines immediately engaging hooks with sweeping narrative and emotional depth.

Minardi's My Piano Trio (Belfagor Label, 2012) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Maurizio Minardi: My Piano Trio

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There's something rather endearing and self-effacing about Maurizio Minardi's decision to name this album My Piano Trio--even if the title isn't strictly accurate. The unpretentious title reflects the accessible and open nature of the music, but it's actually the product of two talented and imaginative trios: one from the UK, and the other from Italy.


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