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Spinifex: Soufifex

Read "Soufifex" reviewed by Vitalijus Gailius

The Amsterdam-based sextet Spinifex—well known for their passion to cross stylistic borders, tight irregular structures and robust improvisational eruptions—still continue their journey through different musical traditions. On their fifth full-length album, Soufifex, the ensemble flee the European musical tradition and turn their faces to the Oriental world, i.e. to the Sufi, mystical Islamic belief and practice ...

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Oguz Buyukberber, Simon Nabatov, Gerry Hemingway: Live at Bimhuis

Read "Live at Bimhuis" reviewed by Vic Albani

Trentuno minuti e cinquantaquattro secondi possono bastare per dare un'idea delle indubbie capacità improvvisative di uno dei grandi nomi del free turco di questi ultimi lustri. Oguz Büyükberber, oltre che a Istanbul, è di casa anche ad Amsterdam, visto che ci vive e che con la crema della musica improvvisata europea si muove -a proprio agio ...

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Spinifex: Hipsters Gone Ballistic

Read "Hipsters Gone Ballistic" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Amsterdam-based group Spinifex--named after a tough Australian species of grass--is a modular collective of Dutch musicians. The Spinifex quintet that released its debut, the aptly titled Hipsters Gone Ballistic, is a part of a collective that includes the Spinifex Orchestra (that released its debut Triodia back in 2008 on Karnatic Lab Records), Spinifex Tuba Band ...

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Esra Dalfidan: Counter Point

Read "Counter Point" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

In questa rinascita del canto femminile in equilibrio tra musica leggera, jazz e altri idiomi, un ruolo significativo lo sta svolgento Esra Dalfidan, 35 anni, nata e cresciuta in Germania da genitori turchi che opera una seducente sintesi tra musiche tradizionali turche e azere in un quadro jazzisticamente cantabile con qualche sfumatura pop. Tra le sue fonti d'ispirazione c'è innanzitutto ...