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Elina Duni Quartet: Dallëndyshe

Read "Dallëndyshe" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Secondo album ECM per il quartetto della cantante albanese--ma svizzera di adozione -Elina Duni, composto con lei dal rodato trio, anch'esso svizzero, di Colin Vallon. E la Svizzera--da sempre punto d'incontro di culture diverse, ma da qualche anno crogiuolo ove si mescolano in particolare molteplici influenze provenienti dall'immigrazione dell'area balcanica--si dimostra un eccellente brodo di coltura. ...

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Elina Duni Quartet: Matane Malit

Read "Matane Malit" reviewed by John Kelman

There was a time when jazz musicians were commonly recruited to play on pop records, because their purview was so broad that they could mold themselves into any context. Elina Duni's music may not be jazz by conventional definition, but its improvisational spirit clearly occupies the broader “jazz state of mind" to which the Albanian-born/raised and ...