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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Headliners and Rising Stars at the 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival

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This year marked one of the best and most well-balanced indoor (paid indoor events) and (free) outdoor lineups at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM). The strength of the lineup stretched across genres and also maintained a consistency over the course of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz

Read "On the Road, Fellini & All That Jazz" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The Road. A place that inspires both composing music and listening to it.

In this episode of Mondo Jazz we'll focus on music about a road to Timbuktu, French, Italian and Brooklyn streets, being on the road and the road as a metaphor for a jazzist's necessary openness to the unexpected. Not to mention, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

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Alfa Jazz Fest 2017
Lviv, Ukraine
June 23-27, 2017

Jazz festivals are different in Europe. There are more of them, and they are crucial to the economic viability, social solidarity and creative evolution of the jazz art form. Many European towns that host their own annual jazz events seem like ...

Richard Galliano: New Jazz Musette

Read "New Jazz Musette" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Certo spiace un po' vedere un musicista come Richard Galliano ripresentare, disco dopo disco, quella che è stata la propria luminosa e brillante carriera senza aggiungere a essa neppure una virgola di nuovo e originale. Succede ormai da qualche tempo e in questo ultimo, doppio CD, succede in modo particolarmente vistoso.

Il fisarmonicista si ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

Read "The Stone House" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Electrifying collective improvisation from four progressive masters. The combination of electric guitar, touch guitar, electric bass and drums recalls the classic David Torn album Cloud About Mercury (ECM, 1987), as well as the various improvisational King Crimson spinoffs called ProjeKcts.

U.K. guitarist Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman, solo artist, and one half of the long-running ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Roma Jazz Festival 2016

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Roma Jazz Festival 2016
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Roma
8-23.11.2016

Edizione importante per il festival jazz romano che festeggia i 40 anni nella sede ormai stabile dell'Auditorium Parco della Musica, dove si sono svolte le ultime 12 edizioni. Il programma della rassegna è stato molto vario, con proposte per tutti i ...

Giorgio Albanese Quintet + Orchestra: Vento di Maestrale

Read "Vento di Maestrale" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Fisarmonicista eclettico dalle molte collaborazioni e compositore coraggioso, Giorgio Albanese presenta qui un lavoro piuttosto originale, con un organico di grande spicco, selezionato -tutti sono usi alla ricerca musicale più ardita -e cangiante -quattro brani sono in quintetto, uno in solo e l'ultimo si avvale di un'orchestra.

Le composizioni fondono tradizioni e stilemi diversi, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michele Marini Organic Trio: Change Mood

Read "Change Mood" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Trentenne clarinettista e sassofonista pistoiese, Michele Marini non è ancora molto noto al pubblico e alla critica nazionali, sebbene abbia alle spalle alcune importanti esperienze che ne testimoniano il valore, come la collaborazione con la prestigiosa Vienna Art Orchestra come clarinetto solista e il premio Luca Flores assegnatoli da Barga Jazz nel 2009. Change Mood è ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tomoko Omura: Roots And Branches

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It's been a good year for New York-based, Japanese violinist/composer Tomoko Omura, whose second CD as leader, Roots (Inner Circle Music), has earned high praise from critics and peers alike. The roots of the title refer to Omura's heritage as she reimagines popular Japanese tunes through the prism of jazz. The ten tracks draw inspiration from ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Sea Jazz Festival Recap: A Moveable, Musical Feast

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North Sea Jazz Festival
Rotterdam, Netherlands
July 10-12, 2015

Three days immersed in sounds and sensations. Followed by two days at home in zombie mode, zen silence. Rather than do an exhausting commute from jny: Amsterdam to jny: Rotterdam each day (by train or auto (50 miles / 75 kilometers each ...