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Art Ensemble of Chicago, Federica Michisanti and other great new releases

Read "Art Ensemble of Chicago, Federica Michisanti and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Sometime ago everybody kept saying that the CD was dead. Judging by the growing number of new records that keep coming out at an increasing pace, the CD is still alive and kicking! Intrestgingly, as the number of new jazz albums continues to grow, this has not been at the expense of the average quality of ...


Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 1)

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The compositions that we refer to as “jazz standards" were the pop songs of their time, before gradually developing into mainstays of the jazz repertoire. This week we focus on jazz interpretations of today's popular music, with renditions of the songs of artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Sonic Youth, from Prince to Led Zeppelin, from ...

Take Five With Shane Cooper

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Meet Shane Cooper:

Shane Cooper is a bassist, composer, and producer from Cape Town, South Africa. Oscillations, with his quintet, is due to be launched on August 22, 2013 at Cape Town's Mahogany Room. In 2012, he was selected as the Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz. Has he been a member of Babu (SAMA ...


Malcolm Braff: Inside

Read "Inside" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nato a Rio de Janeiro, cresciuto tra Capo Verde e Senegal, residente in Svizzera, ammaliato dall'India, formazione musicale classica, studi in filosofia, musicologia ed ebraico antico, Malcolm Braff si può considerare a buon diritto cittadino del mondo. La sua musica non può che rispecchiare il suo insolito percorso culturale e geografico, in un sabba di influenze dall'andamento spesso ...