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Melissa Aldana: Visions

Read "Visions" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Compositional and instrumental virtuosity always walks along a razor's edge between self-indulgence and purposeful accomplishment. On Visions, sought after saxophonist Melissa Aldana proves that she doesn't only master balancing this edge but that she can also go beyond the complexities of structure, scales and improvisation and naturally create her very own musical aesthetic. In interplay with ...

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William Tatge, un italiano (di radici americane) a New York

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Nato in Umbria da genitori statunitensi, cresciuto in Italia dove si è diplomato al conservatorio e ha studiato jazz con vari maestri del nostro paese, oltre un decennio fa il pianista e compositore William Tatge ha poi deciso di trasferirsi a New York, dove ha da poco pubblicato un disco in trio, General Cargo, pubblicato dalla ...

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William Tatge: General Cargo

Read "General Cargo" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

General Cargo è il nuovo album in trio del pianista William Tatge, nato in Italia da genitori statunitensi, ed è la sua prima produzione discografica d'oltreoceano, dopo il suo trasferimento a New York alcuni anni orsono (clicca qui per leggere l'intervista che gli abbiamo fatto). Esteriormente il disco è un ritorno al tipo di formazione con ...

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Joanna Wallfisch: Blood & Bone

Read "Blood & Bone" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Put quite simply, Blood & Bone is both the sound of a broken heart laid bare and the sonic summation of a journey toward its reconstruction. It's an album informed by the gravitas of naked truth, finding vocalist Joanna Wallfisch creating and delivering a singular blend of poise, pain, and passion with startling clarity.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Chris Potter Quartet and Melissa Aldana Group at SFJAZZ

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Chris Potter Quartet/ Melissa Aldana Group
SFJAZZ
San Francisco, CA
June 13, 2017

It is rare that two saxophonists share a bill with their quartets. It's even less common when one of the two is female. The two were Chris Potter and Melissa Aldana, and they shared the stage at SFJAZZ ...

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Common Quartet: The Hive

Read "The Hive" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The Common Quartet is a relatively unknown group of players from the Brooklyn, NY jazz community presenting their debut album entitled The Hive delivering an audacious set of modern jazz original tunes from members of the band and stellar interpretations of two standards. Performing in the culturally-rich neighborhood environment of Bedford-Stuyvesant for over three years every ...

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Beekman: Vol. 2

Read "Vol. 2" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

A oltre un anno di distanza dall'album che segnò l'esordio del collettivo di musicisti, Beekman torna con un Vol. 2 che, nelle tracce di questo ultimo lavoro, prosegue sostanzialmente la linea di quella prima esperienza. Non è una nota di demerito, anzi. Nel jazz uno degli aggettivi più usati e abusati è “cosmopolita," per indicare musica ...

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Rose Ellis: Like Songs Like Moons

Read "Like Songs Like Moons" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

After a promising beginning in the Netherlands--success with the Dutch pop group, Roos, prestigious schooling and prestigious awards--vocalist/songwriter Rose Ellis came to New York, with a scholarship from the Dutch government and jazz on her mind. She earned her master's degree at the Aaron Copland School of Music, a solid start. And now her jazz debut: ...

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Beekman: Beekman Vol. 02

Read "Beekman Vol. 02" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Beekman is a collective quartet with members from all over the world: pianist Yago Vazquez from Spain, saxophonist Kyle Nasser from the U.S., bassist Pablo Menares from Chile and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren also from Chile. Nasser's work was heard on the intriguing Restive Soul, while Vazquez made a very strong contribution on Stream with veterans Scott ...

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Beekman: Vol. 02

Read "Vol. 02" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Beekman is a super-tight collective quartet whose members hail from three (count 'em) different continents. Pianist Yago Vazquez is from Spain, reedman Kyle Nasser is an American, and the entire rhythm section--bassist Pablo Menares and drummer Rodrigo Recabarren--hails from Chile. Their prosaically-titled sophomore album, Vol. 02, is more-or-less in the same brainy-but-chill modern jazz style as ...