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Favourite Releases of 2019

Read "Favourite Releases of 2019" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode features some of my favourite recordings released in 2019, chosen from a year of some pretty damn fine music. It always seems that I tend toward bassist-led sessions, and that's the case again, with great recordings from Carlos Bica, Torbjorn Zetterberg and the Miles Perkin Quartet for starters. As well, more women artists appear ...

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Zeno De Rossi Trio al Pinocchio di Firenze

Read "Zeno De Rossi Trio al Pinocchio di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Zeno De Rossi Trio Pinocchio Live Jazz Firenze 14.12.2019 A cinque anni dal concerto di presentazione del loro primo disco Kepos (clicca qui per leggerne la recensione), il trio di Zeno De Rossi è tornato sul palco del Pinocchio Jazz, stavolta a presentare il suo secondo lavoro, Elpis, in uscita il ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Céline Bonacina, Keith Jarrett, Carla Marciano and More New Releases

Read "Céline Bonacina, Keith Jarrett, Carla Marciano and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Another week repleate with deliciuos new releases, from those of European jazz queens Céline Bonacina, Yazz Ahmed and Carla Marciano, to the Pan-African manifesto of Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra, to the collaborative trios of Ben Perowsky—-John Medeski—Chris Speed, Zach Brock—Matt Ulery—Jon Deitemyer, and Alban Darche—Matthieu Donarier—Meivelyan Jacquot, not to mention the latest by Keith ...

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Junius Paul, Alexandra Grimal & Fay Victor

Read "Junius Paul, Alexandra Grimal & Fay Victor" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

The concert tapes for the recent release of Sun Ra & The Arkestra recorded live in Poland in 1986 were sitting in a dusty basement in Kalisz, Poland all this time. Now recovered and mastered to today's standards, there's a worthy addition to Sun Ra's voluminous discography. On this week's show you'll hear a pair of ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Larry Willis + Tomeka Reid, Ghost Horse, Matana Roberts & Other New Releases

Read "Larry Willis + Tomeka Reid, Ghost Horse, Matana Roberts & Other New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we remember pianist Larry Willis (1942—2019) who passed away in September, followed by the perusal of a pile of exciting new releases and re-relases building jazz bridges between North America and Europe, featuring Midnight Lilacs (i.e. Chris Speed, Marc Ribot, Danilo Gallo and Zeno De Rossi), Ethan Iverson Quartet with Tom Harrell, Simone Graziano, ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Lisa Hoppe, Sorey & Crispell, Gebhard Ullman and More

Read "Lisa Hoppe, Sorey & Crispell, Gebhard Ullman and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

This episode is very wide-ranging in styles and sounds; the boundaries keep expanding. I was very impressed with bassist Lisa Hoppe's new trio, Third Reality, with saxophonist David Leon and guitarist Tal Yahalom. Very original stuff! It's on a German label—Jazzhausmusik—so do some digging to find it. It's well worth the effort. Drummer, composer and influencer ...

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Simone Graziano Frontal: Sexuality

Read "Sexuality" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non si appaga della propria musica, Simone Graziano, neppure quando è ben riuscita e gli guadagna il riconoscimento di critica e pubblico: dopo essersi dedicato per un paio d'anni alla forma del trio (clicca qui per leggere la recensione del suo Snailspace) e aver sperimentato dal vivo il piano solo (a quando una documentazione registrata?), il ...

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Jakob Buchanan: A Language of My Own

Read "A Language of My Own" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In his novel, In Search of Lost Time, the French author Marcel Proust (1871-1922) famously wrote about a madeleine cake dipped in a cup of tea that was able to trigger a string of memories. For the Danish trumpeter, Jakob Buchanan, it was the return to his childhood home, Rosenhill, which brought back a series of ...

Human Feel: Gold

Read "Gold" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The band's appellation might be Human Feel, but after over 30 years of recording and performing together, maybe the quartet of saxophonists Andrew D'Angelo and Chris Speed, guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel and drummer Jim Black should change their name to 'Super Hero Feel.' Just like a comic book franchise, when this quartet reconvenes, there is going to ...

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Billy Mohler: Focus!

Read "Focus!" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Strano quartetto quello che dà alle stampe Focus. Vi troviamo Shane Endsley e Nate Wood dei Kneebody, Chris Speed degli Human Feel e Claudia Quintet e... Billy Mohler dei The Calling, proprio la pop band di “Wherever You Will Go" tormentone ai primi posti delle classifiche di mezzo mondo (tra cui anche quella italiana ) nell'ormai ...


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