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Evan Parker/John Russell/John Edwards, Pat Thomas, Alison Blunt/Benedict Taylor/David Leahy, Kay Grant/Alex Ward: Making Rooms

Read "Making Rooms" reviewed by John Eyles

Originated by guitarist John Russell and pianist/trumpeter Chris Burn, Mopomoso is an improvised-music organisation that has run a series of monthly concerts in London ever since 1991, making it the longest-running such series in the UK. Between April 23rd and 30th 2013, Mopomoso embarked on a tour of England which visited seven cities outside London. At ...

I 10 CD nel CD player di... Nicola Guazzaloca

Read "I 10 CD nel CD player di... Nicola Guazzaloca" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Massimo De Mattia -Quartet Hypermodern (Rudi Records -2014).
Un lavoro in cui le individualità emergono nitide ed autorevoli, ogni elemento è inserito nel processo con salda intenzione e responsabilità, con sottesa energia lungo un percorso timbricamente vario e stratificato, a snodarsi fra le geometrie evocate dal flauto di De Mattia nel pulsare di ...

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Ensemble Progresivo: Hesitancy

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Ensemble Progresivo was formed in 2007 by saxophonist/clarinetist Ricardo Tejero after he had an idea of working with improvisation within a compositional context. Although he was not the first to have such an idea, Tejero says that his method of making music was born with the band. As with several other successful London-based improvising ensembles (Roland ...

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Gianni Mimmo & Alison Blunt: Lasting Ephemerals

Read "Lasting Ephemerals" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il trentasettesimo volume edito dall'etichetta indipendente Amirani Records è un LP da 180 grammi, stampato in 250 copie numerate, che documenta un concerto completamente improvvisato, tenuto nella chiesa di St. Leonard's Shoreditch a Londra da Gianni Mimmo al sax soprano e Alison Blunt al violino.

Il lavoro segue la cifra stilistica della Amirani ...

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Gianni Mimmo & Alison Blunt: Lasting Ephemerals

Read "Lasting Ephemerals" reviewed by Dave Wayne

To say that someone is a virtuoso on their instrument isn't a statement just about playing ability. Virtuosity implies a deep level of understanding and insight into the way an instrument works, its history, and its sonic capabilities. This knowledge extends to an understanding of the physics of sound production: the minute details of how the ...

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Pierette Ensemble: Akrostik

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Strings, reeds, piano and percussion are the flesh and bones of this Danish-English sextet, co-led by saxophonist/flautist Julie Kjer and pianist Signe Bisgaard. The instrumentation, however, is secondary to the intent, for had the sextet assembled with objet trouvé instead, the results would likely have been equally arresting. The Pierette Ensemble's debut recording may stem from ...

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Hanam Quintet: Feat. Tristan Honsinger

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Dice: “Ma, mi raccomando, vai a vederli dal vivo perché solo dal vivo puoi comprenderne la bravura, la grandezza, la classe, l'interplay... ." Va bene. E allora uno va a “vederli" e torna a casa pensando “sì, è vero, dal vivo sono davvero incredibili. Solo in questo modo puoi apprezzarne lo spessore" e via di conserva... ...

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Barcode Quartet: You're It

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Annette Giesriegl è una vocalist di origine austriaca che nel corso della sua carriera ha esplorato ogni possibile declinazione della voce, compresi studi sui sovracuti e tecniche vocali utilizzate nella musica indiana. Attorno alla figura di questa spericolata improvvisatrice ruota il Barcode Quartet completato dalla violinista inglese Alison Blunt, studi accademici alle spalle musica sperimentale come filosofia di vita, dalla ...