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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Headliners and Rising Stars at the 2018 Montreal International Jazz Festival

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This year marked one of the best and most well-balanced indoor (paid indoor events) and (free) outdoor lineups at the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal (FIJM). The strength of the lineup stretched across genres and also maintained a consistency over the course of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2018

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Brilliant Corners 2018
Black Box
jny: Belfast, N. Ireland
March 3-10, 2018

Compared to Dublin or cities in the UK, Belfast is usually overlooked when jazz groups tour. When the likes of Wayne Shorter, Charles Lloyd, Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarrett or Brad Mehldau come to Ireland it's usually a one-stop ...

Sons of Kemet: Your Queen Is A Reptile

Read "Your Queen Is A Reptile" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Con il consueto ritardo (tempo tecnico di maturazione lo definirebbe qualcuno di più diplomatico) anche il mondo globalizzato del jazz si sta accorgendo del talento di Shabaka Hutchings. Chi bazzica infatti il jazz europeo più vivace non può non avere notato da tempo il sassofonista inglese, con i The Comet Is Coming, con Louis Moholo, con ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist

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British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake, is one of the most adventurous and articulate musicians in a music peppered with creative artists. That he is not a household name--even within the proscribed and marginalised world of jazz--says more about the times than it does about Speake or his single-minded approach to his art.

Speake combines ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alexander Hawkins Trio al Carambolage di Bolzano

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Alexander Hawkins Trio
Piccolo Teatro Carambolage
Bolzano
14.11.2016
Il trio del pianista britannico Alexander Hawkins, al Piccolo Teatro Carambolage di Bolzano per la sua unica data italiana, ha offerto una performance intensa e generosa. Materia per fruitori attenti, nella quale si coniugano in modo del tutto originale e coerente ingredienti presi ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

JazzMI

Read "JazzMI" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

JazzMI
Milano
05-06.11.2016

Milano torna ad avere un festival Jazz. E già questa, di per sé, è una buona notizia.

Non abbiamo mai fatto parte della schiera di quelli che “a Milano non succede mai niente", nostalgici di un passato che chissà se era davvero così ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sons of Kemet at Black Box, Belfast

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Sons of Kemet
Black Box
jny: Belfast, N. Ireland
April 7, 2016

The finer points of ancient Egyptian religion might not have been the chief topic of discussion among the Black Box crowd as it waited for Mobo Jazz Award winners Sons of Kemet to take the stage in. Yet ...

Alexander Hawkins: Alexander Hawkins Trio

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For the inaugural release on his own imprint, pianist Alexander Hawkins for the first time tackles the classic piano trio. Hawkins has already convinced in an increasing variety of formats, ranging from his customary ensemble, heard in its latest incarnation on Step Wide, Step Deep (Babel, 2014) to chamber nonet (broadcast on BBC Radio 3, but ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia

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Vibraphonist/composer Mulatu Astatke is the creator of Ethio-jazz and reputedly the first African musician to study at Berklee. Prior to that he had studied music in Wales and London. Whilst in America in the 1960s and early 1970s Astatke absorbed diverse influences and a dense rhythmic mosaic is a key component of this pulsating recording. Afro-Latin, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Grip: Celebrate

Read "Celebrate" reviewed by John Eyles

The Grip is an exciting new trio consisting of three well-connected London-based players each with a track record of proven success and innovation in a variety of contexts--saxophonist and flautist Finn Peters, tuba player Oren Marshall and drummer Tom Skinner. The group name is a reference to the cIassic Arthur Blythe album The Grip (India Navigation, ...