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15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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It is not unusual for colleagues and promoters from across Europe and the United States to ask me: “Which Italian jazz musicians should I check out?"

For decades, Italy has enjoyed an increasingly prominent place in the vast landscape of European Jazz. The names of some of its most famous players, like trumpeters Enrico ...

Art Strike!

Read "Art Strike!" reviewed by Mark Corroto

"Would you support an art strike?" That's the question I've been asking musicians for the past few months. “Will you agree to stop writing and performing music for one year?" In 1990 the London artists Stewart Home and Mark Pawson proposed that all artists cease to “make, exhibit, distribute, sell, or discuss their work" for three ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

El Gallo Rojo > 50!

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Nel 2005, dopo un paio d'anni di esistenza più o meno informale del collettivo, El Gallo Rojo presentava la prima uscita come etichetta discografica: Treyf 1929, della Meshuge Klezmer Band. A distanza di otto anni, El Conjunto ha raggiunto (e in realtà anche superato) il traguardo della cinquantesima uscita e si è riservata la cifra tonda per un'opera ...

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Emanuele Cisi: The Age of Numbers

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Musica informale, libera, fluttuante. Il sassofonista torinese sveste per un attimo i panni del musicista legato alla tradizione jazzistica più sanguigna (Parker, Rollins, Hodges) e si abbandona a suoni più ornettiani o comunque lontani dall'alveo del Mainstream. Colpa - anzi, merito - della numerologia, argomento - come ha raccontato lo stesso Cisi - che lo ha talmente intrigato da ...