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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2017

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
April 26 to May 1, 2017

The Cheltenham Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descend on the Regency Spa Town of Cheltenham for six days. The festival presented a mix of established jazz acts with emerging artists, complemented by stars from the soul and blues ...

Brass Mask: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

London's LOOP Collective has many talented members, including saxophonist and composer Tom Challenger and his band, Brass Mask. The nine-piece band--the octet which appeared on debut album Spy Boy (Babel Label, 2013) plus percussionist Jon Scott--mixes New Orleans, country blues, brass bands and contemporary jazz (including the influence of Henry Threadgill) and electronica. Many of these ...

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Südtirol Jazz Festival 2015

Read "Südtirol Jazz Festival 2015" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bolzano e provincia
26.06-05.07.2015

Oltre ottanta concerti si sono svolti in cinquantasette diversi spazi distribuiti in ventidue comuni della provincia di Bolzano e non solo, ospitando quasi duecento musicisti. Queste cifre sintetizzano l'ottica di una programmazione che ha ribadito la sua vocazione ad un'ampia diffusione territoriale, facendo circuitare molti dei gruppi invitati, ...

George Crowley: Can Of Worms

Read "Can Of Worms" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A tin full of slimy, wriggly, things bursts open, scaring the oddly mismatched young couple. It's not your usual jazz album cover art, but it suits the title of the second album from young UK saxophonist George Crowley--Can Of Worms--and Crowley carries on the motif with further creepy-crawlies on the inside of the sleeve. Not that ...

I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Moss Freed

Read "I 10 CD nel CD-Player di... Moss Freed" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Lionel Loueke--Heritage (EMI--2012).
Sono diventato dipendente da questo album dopo aver visto il trio (con Mark Guiliana e Michael Olatuja) al Vortex di Londra l'anno scorso. Vi è un quantità smisurata di sentimento nel modo di suonare di Loueke mentre la scrittura è moderna con memorabili sequenze melodiche e groove danzabili. Gli assolo di ...

Dan Nicholls e il Questionario di Proust

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Il tratto principale della mia musica
Tutti i musicisti che si sentono smarriti! ... Seriamente, penso che il ritmo e la ripetizione siano le fondamenta di tutto quello che faccio.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me
Che abbiano una loro individualità.

Come ...

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Scene Norway 2 at King's Place

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Scene Norway 2
Artist-in-Residence: Nils Petter Molvær
King's Place,
London, UK
November 15-17, 2013

Walking into King's Place, in London, England, is an experience in itself. A building opened in 2008 near King's Cross station in downtown London, it was built with the kind of foresight that is rare these ...

Dan Nicholls: Ruins

Read "Ruins" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Ruins is the debut release from keyboardist and composer Dan Nicholls. Nicholls is based in London, where he is a member of the ever-fascinating Loop Collective. He's declared that his music is inspired, at least in part, by “prevalent issues" such as the Arab Spring--a quick check of the song titles, or a glance at the ...