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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXII Edizione

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz
Sant'Anna Arresi
Piazza del Nuraghe
01-10.09.2017

Max Roach e la sua We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. Erano queste le coordinate di riferimento della trentaduesima edizione del festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz. Percussioni, dunque, ma anche lotte per i diritti civili, per le conquiste ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

James Blood Ulmer: Baby Talk

Read "Baby Talk" reviewed by Mark Corroto

It was a predestined meeting. This collaboration between the legendary guitarist James Blood Ulmer and the band The Thing. Ulmer, who cut his teeth with the soul jazz organists Hank Marr, Larry Young and Big John Patton before collaborating with Ornette Coleman's electric free jazz/funk harmolodic music, expanded upon Coleman's ideas, incorporating rock music with players ...

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Ground Music Festival 2017

Read "Ground Music Festival 2017" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Ground Music Festival
Franciacorta e Val Trompia
23.6-2.7.2017

La nascita di un nuovo festival dedicato alla musica improvvisata è sempre da accogliere con grande attenzione ed entusiasmo soprattutto se arriva non per volontà di qualche occasionale investitore o interessato amministratore ma dalla passione, dalla competenza, dalla voglia di mettersi in gioco e ...

John Butcher, Ståle Liavik Solberg: So Beautiful, It Starts to Rain

Read "So Beautiful, It Starts to Rain" reviewed by Vic Albani

John Butcher sta lentamente prendendo il posto di “sua maestà" Evan Parker che potremmo definire quasi uno specialista degli incontri in duo con percussionisti vari.

Scherzi a parte, il sessantatreenne sassofonista di Brighton attivo discograficamente sin dalla fine degli anni Ottanta, torna a far brillare casa Clean Feed da una parte con una ristampa ...

Atomic: Six Easy Pieces

Read "Six Easy Pieces" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Founded in 2000, the Swedish/Norwegian group Atomic has remained true to their uncommon blend of American and European influences over the years. With only one lineup change since their inception, the quintet continues to pay homage--in equal parts--to the post 1960s era in the US, and the inherent innovations of Europe's northern-most region. With Six Easy ...

Momentum: Momentum

Read "Momentum" reviewed by John Sharpe

Three Norwegian musicians unite as Momentum to explore the junction of minimalism and improv. Forming the sides of an equilateral triangle are reedman Jørgen Mathisen (who can be heard with bassist Per Zanussi's 5 and power trio Krokofant), bassist Christian Meaas Svendsen (part of drummer Paal Nilssen-Love's Large Unit) and drummer Andreas Wildhagen (heard to excellent ...

Eivind Opsvik: Overseas V

Read "Overseas V" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Like his first four Overseas albums, Eivind Opsvik's Overseas V defies conventional descriptions. The New York resident, of Norwegian roots, has developed a peculiar style that marries experimental avant-garde with the folkloric traditions of the North Country. This had been particularly evident on IV when Brandon Seabrook's mandolin and Jacob Sacks' harpsichord meet up with Tony ...

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DKV Trio / The Thing: Collider

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Recorded live at Krakow Jazz Autumn in 2014, Collider unites two of the hardest hitting contemporary outfits in an off the wall summit. It's notable that all the members of the DKV Trio and The Thing, except bassist Ingebrigt Haker Flaten, have a history of working with the Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet, the large improvising collective ...

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The DKVThingTrio: Collider

Read "Collider" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Le ance di Ken Vandermark e Mats Gustafsson si sono spesso incrociate in avventure intrepide fin dalla metà degli anni Novanta. Nel 2013 erano giunte per la prima volta a confrontarsi in duo e ne era scaturito il notevole CD Verses, che nuovamente mostrava la forza empatica e l'ampia gamma espressiva/esplorativa di un'interazione basata sullo scandaglio ...

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Ballister: Slag

Read "Slag" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you were a fan of cyclist Marco Pantani, you must have appreciated the manner in which he could defeat his opponents in a 100 mile bicycle race. Nicknamed il pirata (the pirate), he could rip their legs off from the start, but the real thing of beauty was the numerous other ways he could win. ...


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