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Michael Leonhart, Charles Lloyd and other great new releases

Read "Michael Leonhart, Charles Lloyd and other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Gorgeous music never stops. Case in point: the spectacularly beautiful new album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra, The Painted Lady Suite, destined to become a reference record for large ensembles, and the latest release by Charles Lloyd and the Marvels, Vanished Gardens.

This episode of Mondo Jazz spotlights those albums and other intriguing new ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Lucia Cadotsch: Whispers Speak Louder than Screams

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Speak Low (Enja Records, 2017), the debut release of her current Trio of the same name, catapulted Lucia Cadotsch among the new artists that promise to write original chapters of vocal jazz while showing deference to the artists that preceded them. Playing a compelling brand of music that has been aptly described as “acoustic retrofuturism" --think ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Other Animal: Other Animal

Read "Other Animal" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Peter and Bernhard Meyer, two-thirds of the German combo Melt Trio, decided to join forces with a couple new colleagues for a fresh take on their trademark blend of rock and jazz grooves, or what they call “alternative prog-jazz." Guitarist Peter and bassist Bernhard usually partner with drummer Moritz Baumgärtner, but Other Animal features Jim Black ...

ARTICLE: JAZZIN' AROUND EUROPE

The Slovenian Experience: Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2017

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Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 58th edition this year (June, 28--July, 2). The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana, residing in one half of an impressive twin ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazzfestival Saalfelden 2017

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Fotografare lo stato dell'arte nell'ambito del jazz e delle musiche limitrofe è compito che il festival di Saalfelden svolge assai bene ormai da decenni. Non solo la rassegna austriaca non rinuncia ad alcuna delle sue prerogative estetiche (apertura massima rispetto agli stili contemporanei, volontà di anticipare tendenze, capacità di realizzare prime esecuzioni mondiali), ma anzi, trova ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Igor Osypov Quartet: Dream Delivery

Read "Dream Delivery" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Igor Osypov's debut album, I (Unit Records, 2015), was quite promising in many ways. Yet, it was a snapshot of an artist still in the formative stages of the craft. Thus, the content of the Berlin-based plectrist's Dream Delivery came as a pleasant shock. Seemingly, within the past year, Osypov has taken prodigious strides towards staking ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gard Nilssen's Acoustic Unity: Firehouse

Read "Firehouse" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Disco intelligente, compatto nell'ispirazione e nella durata, Firehouse presenta il trio Acoustic Unity del batterista norvegese Gard Nilssen. Un disco impostato su un free dalle tinte moderate, che comunica immediata freschezza, fluidità, coesione di gruppo. Ben impostato su una durata umanamente accessibile per chi ascolta, denota anche sotto questo aspetto la capacità di sintetizzare idee, di ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Birmingham: Partisans, Rascals Of Rhythm, Amok Amor, John McEntire & Schneider Kacirek

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Partisans
Wolverhampton Arena Theatre
November 14, 2015

Partisans have now been playing together for two decades, in a completely unchanging four-piece configuration. Bonds have been formed, lines have intertwined, rapport greases repertoire negotiation, and comfort encourages greater risk-taking. The band made several comments about savouring the Arena Theatre's vibrations, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Amok Amor al Club Sudwerk di Bolzano

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Club Sudwerk
Bolzano
18.11.2015

La tromba funambolica di Peter Evans ha incrociato la batteria rutilante di Christian Lillinger nel trio Amok Amor, già attivo e apprezzato sulla scena berlinese, facendo nascere vere e proprie scintille. La scorsa estate il quartetto, completato dal contrabbassista Peter Eldh e dal sassofonista alto Wanja Slavin, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dave McDonnell Group: The Dragon & the Griffin

Read "The Dragon & the Griffin" reviewed by Stefano Merighi

Chicagoano ma attivo a Cincinnati, Dave McDonnell è sassofonista jazz, insegnante di musica e tecnologia, inventore di software, protagonista in diversi gruppi tra cui Herculaneum. Il gruppo in questione coinvolge nomi ben noti della attuale scena di Chicago, tra cui Joshua Abrams e Frank Rosaly, poderosa sezione ritmica che in questo caso garantisce solidità a una ...