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The Legacy of Jimmy Giuffre and Lennie Tristano (1961 - 1969)

Read "The Legacy of Jimmy Giuffre and Lennie Tristano (1961 - 1969)" reviewed by Russell Perry

Clarinetist Jimmy Giuffre and pianist Lennie Tristano were heavily influential in the musical explorations of the 1960s. The Jimmy Giuffre Trio recorded a series of records in the early 1960s now seen as significant milestones in improvisational music, although they made no commercial impact at the time. His trio-mates-- pianist Paul Bley and bassist Steve Swallow--have ...

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Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette: After the Fall

Read "After the Fall" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Sembra ormai definitivamente tramontata la speranza di rivedere in concerto il trio Standards di Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock e Jack DeJohnette, che in trent'anni di attività ha riportato il moderno trio pianistico ai vertici dell'espressione jazzistica, ponendosi come punto di riferimento obbligato per tutti coloro che hanno adottato la stessa formula strumentale negli ultimi tre decenni. ...

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Arrigo Cappelletti, Furio Di Castri, Bruce Ditmas: Homage to Paul Bley

Read "Homage to Paul Bley" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

In questo CD prevale la poetica del frammento, di un fare musica lontano da ipertrofie virtuosistiche. Potrebbe sembrare un paradosso, ma il suo tratto distintivo consiste nella rigida costruzione formale come viatico per la massima libertà. In tale processo la ritmica risulta decisiva per apportare continue variazioni alla cangiante fisionomia del tessuto armonico, con l'obiettivo di ...

Vote For Vein: Three People Can't Be Wrong!

Read "Vote For Vein: Three People Can't Be Wrong!" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Working in a piano trio these days, it's really quite hard to stand out with so many amazing players in the piano trio biz. Think about it. You have to compete with The Bad Plus, Satoko Fujii, Keith Jarrett, The Dawn of Midi, Vijay Iyer, Marcus Roberts, and a zillion other innovative and talented musicians using ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ab Baars / Meinard Kneer / Bill Elgart: Give No Quarter

Read "Give No Quarter" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Dutch reeds master Ab Baars and German double bassist Meinard Kneer began to work as a duo and recorded an acclaimed album, Windfall (Evil Rabbit, 2010). While playing a gig in 2010 at the Bimhuis Club in Amsterdam, the duo hosted veteran American drummer Bill Elgart, known for his collaborations with Paul Bley and Lee Konitz, ...


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