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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

ECM @ Winter Jazzfest 2016

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ECM @ Winter Jazzfest
ECM Records Stage
The New School, Tishman Auditorium
New Yor, NY
January 15 & 16, 2016

New York City's 2016 Winter Jazzfest Marathon capped off a string of first-week performances. The running theme of the festival was transition, as musicians of all walks ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bird Calls

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In this innovative album, Rudresh Mahanthappa is to “Yardbird" Charlie Parker what Albert Einstein was to Isaac Newton. He revises Parker's legacy to his own advanced understanding, yet preserves the essential truth of Parker's contribution to jazz. One genius says “hello" to another and then goes his own way. The result is an exciting “leaning in" ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tim Berne’s Snakeoil al Bologna Jazz Festival

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Tim Berne's Snakeoil
Torrione Jazz Club
Bologna Jazz Festival
Ferrara
28.10.2013

Ogni grande musicista in età matura non può che ripetere se stesso, ribadendo le originali forme espressive maturate in decenni; c'è però chi si adagia su una routine autocelebrativa, e rassicurante per le orecchie dei fan, e chi ...