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ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Il meglio del 2018 secondo Vincenzo Roggero

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Anche quest'anno tanti gli ascolti, tante le proposte interessanti, e come al solito, difficile sintetizzare il meglio in dodici dischi. Non necessariamente i migliori ma quelli che, in un modo o nell'altro, hanno lasciato un segno. In testa una conferma, Steve Coleman, eh sì ancora lui, per il disco certo, ma anche per i meravigliosi concerti ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES
ARTICLE: RADIO

Audioguide: Norway in a Nutshell

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Every year around 30 jazz promoters and journalists from Europe and the USA make a pilgrimage to the city of Bergen in the west of Norway to experience Nutshell. Established by the various organisations who export Norwegian music, Nutshell showcases the best Norwegian jazz of the moment amidst the incredible scenery of fjords and mountains that ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yokada: Stillness & Sirens

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A new Stockholm-based piano trio, Yokada, has released their debut recording on Lisa Ullén's Disorder label. Though the sparse liner notes give no indication, it is a safe assumption that the trio's name comes from Andrew Hill's “Yokada Yokada" on Judgment! (Blue Note, 1964). This release--Stillness and Sirens--features one composition that is a tribute to Hill. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun

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On the sixth release from reedman Martin Küchen's mid-sized Angles ensemble, all the winning traits so evident on previous outings are still present and correct: heart wrenching melodies, huge foot-tapping riffs, sweeping chorales and adventurous raw soloing, not least by the leader himself. Many of the same top notch players remain on board, notably trombonist Mats ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

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Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Angles 9: Disappeared Behind the Sun

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The nonet, Angles 9, returns fully intact from their Injuries (Clean Feed, 2014) and with a powerful political and social statement on Disappeared Behind the Sun. The direct correlation between the title and the content is the imprisonment, torture, murder and starvation of innocent victims of world conflicts. Even without the seeming advantage of words, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Angles 9: Injuries

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Provengono dalla Scandinavia--terra ostica, lande sconfinate, natura selvaggia, ghiaccio incombente (basta un'occhiata alle foto di copertina...)--ma scaldano anima e cuore come poche, pochissime, formazioni sono attualmente in grado di fare. Loro, ca va sans dire, sono gli Angles, qui alla prima documentazione in versione “nine" intitolata Injuries, fissata ancora su Clean Feed e disponibile nel doppio ...

Degli Angles o del perché questo non è il migliore dei mondi possibili

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Se questo fosse il migliore dei mondi possibili, gli Angles riempirebbero le piazze un giorno sì e l'altro pure. Organizzatori e direttori artistici farebbero a cazzotti per ingaggiarli. Starebbero nei cartelloni di festival e rassegne dagli Appennini alle Ande. Li avremmo appena visti a Torino, a spiegare a dinosauri, miracolati e intrusi che cos'è il jazz. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Angles 9: Injuries

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What's to love about this CD is the musicality that's thrown into the maelstrom of styles and attitudes. You've got a hint of early, experimental jazz from the mid-60s with the opening number, “European Boogie" (think Bobby Hutcherson with Eric Dolphy or Archie Shepp, the vibes being paramount); that's until they all start into a kind ...