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Swarvy: Anti-Anxiety

Read "Anti-Anxiety" reviewed by John Bricker

Swarvy's Anti-Anxiety is a lo-fi jazz rap album that showcases talented indie rappers and packs plenty of fascinating instrumental ideas into its short runtime, despite a few underdeveloped and derivative tracks.

Mark Sweeny, also known as Swarvy, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer from Philadelphia. He now contributes to the Los Angeles music scene ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Flow Festival 2018

Read "Flow Festival 2018" reviewed by Anthony Shaw

Flow Festival
Helsinki, Finland
August 10-12, 2018

Once the fizz and thud of a modern outdoor festival fades, in my case behind numerous trees and double glazing 1½ miles away, one wonders how much art has been expended with such a concentration of energy put out. Flow Festival, based in the steampunk ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kamasi Washington: Harmony of Difference

Read "Harmony of Difference" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Being lauded as the “saviour of jazz" would weigh heavy on the shoulders of any young artist, even one so confident as to release a 170 minute treble CD as their 2015 debut. Yet Kamasi Washington pulled it off on the appropriately titled The Epic, with its ambitious, eclectic subject matter and surface similarities to spiritual ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture

Read "50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture" reviewed by Doug Collette

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
288 Pages
ISBN: #1419724460
Harry N. Abrams
2017

A coffee table book for a generation, this near seven-pound tome entitles 50 Years of Rolling Stone is as philosophically weighty as its subtitle would imply. Or so ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Miles Mosley, contrabbassista per ogni stagione

Read "Miles Mosley, contrabbassista per ogni stagione" reviewed by Andrea Murgia

Bassista, cantante, compositore di colonne sonore: Miles Mosley è tutto questo e molto ancora. Dopo aver studiato con titani del contrabbasso come John Clayton e Ray Brown, Mosley ha cominciato a supportare in tour musicisti del calibro di Lauryn Hill, Jeff Beck, Gnarls Barkley e Mos Def e registrare sui dischi di Jonathan Davis dei Korn ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Arto Lindsay: Watch Out Madames!

Read "Arto Lindsay: Watch Out Madames!" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since his DNA and Ambitious Lovers adventures, Arto Lindsay's artistry has been defined by a tireless drive and capacity to bridge musical cultures, sounds and arts, making him one of the most intriguing musicians of our times.

His new album, the first CD of new songs in over a decade, Cuidado Madame (Northern ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Arto contemporaneo!

Read "Arto contemporaneo!" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Artista vulcanico e originalissimo, sin dai tempi dei DNA e degli Ambitious Lovers, ponte tra culture e sonorità, nonché tra le arti, che frequenta con ostinata e eccellente trasversalità, Arto Lindsay è uno dei musicisti più intriganti dei nostri tempi.

In occasione dell'uscita del suo nuovo disco Cuidado Madame, l'abbiamo raggiunto per una ...

Sidney Jacobs: First Man

Read "First Man" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Call this R&B-inflected jazz, jazz-informed soul, or soul-soaked singer-songwriter fare with a chaser of standards and surprises. You can take your pick, as all of those descriptors are basically on the money. But it doesn't really matter how you tag this. It's fine music by any name.

Sidney Jacobs' second album, following the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Thundercat at the Bluebird Theater

Read "Thundercat at the Bluebird Theater" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Thundercat
Bluebird Theater
Denver, CO
February 22, 2017

Thundercat brought the thunder. Bassist Stephen Bruner, also known as Thundercat, went low at the Bluebird Theater Wednesday night. We're talking bass that was deep and powerful enough to revive a heart attack victim. But Bruner and his band weren't simply about boisterous ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steve Lehman: Sélébéyone

Read "Sélébéyone" reviewed by Luca Canini

Due sarebbero i modi più appropriati e coscienziosi di iniziare questa recensione. Il primo: una rapida carrellata sui precedenti tentativi di contaminazione tra jazz e hip hop (entrambi i generi intesi nel senso più ampio e inclusivo possibile). Da Steve Coleman e Greg Osby alle lucide visioni di Mike Ladd e Vijay Iyer, dal Miles Davis ...