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Camille Bertault: Unity in Diversity

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On her striking new album, Pas de géant ["Giant Steps" in French -Ed.], Camille Bertault confirms all the qualities that her debut release, En Vie, had showcased three years ago. For her sophomore release, the French singer doubles down with an eclectic repertoire, a stellar line-up and the production and arrangements written by Michael Leonhart with ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival

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Saturday at the Monterey Jazz Festival featured excellent performances by some of the lesser known artists, fine concerts by headliners and a great after-hour jam sessions. It was another splendid day with much great music. My day at the fest started out mid-afternoon with a fine performance by accomplished trumpeter ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Piotr Turkiewicz: Putting Wroclaw On The Jazz Map

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At just thirty seven years of age it's hard to believe that Piotr Turkiewicz has been pulling the strings of Jazztopad for almost a decade already. The festival, staged each November in the Polish city of Wroclaw, was already a few years old when Turkiewicz became Artistic Director in 2008, but under the canny stewardship of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Gerald Clayton Trio featuring Joe Sanders and Kendrick Scott at Nighttown

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Gerald Clayton Trio
Nighttown
Cleveland, Ohio
May 16, 2017

Much like the politics of today, everything seems to come in extremes. So much of what passes for modern jazz today veers too far to the left, often opting for the esoteric and anarchism merely for the sake of being different. As ...

Gerald Clayton: Tributary Tales

Read "Tributary Tales" reviewed by Niccolò Lucarelli

"Se devi chiedere cos'è il jazz, non otterrai mai la risposta." Parole di chi la sapeva lunga in materia, ovvero Louis Armstrong. Parole che, pur con la loro aura di paradosso, racchiudono una verità, stante l'affascinante capacità del jazz di inglobare una pluralità d'influenze, stati d'animo, colori, suoni, da renderne difficile un'esatta definizione.

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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Charles Lloyd Quartet at Vicar Street

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Charles Lloyd Quartet
Vicar Street
jny: Dublin, Ireland
November 16, 2016

Two years after playing Dublin's National Concert Hall, NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd returned to the Irish capital and the more intimate surroundings of Vicar Street. Last time out Lloyd's New Quartet featured Gerald Clayton in lieu of Jason Moran, ...

The Dan Trudell Trio: Dan Trudell Plays the Piano

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L'aver privilegiato a lungo l'Hammond B3 non ha indotto Dan Trudell ad abbandonare il pianoforte, strumento in cui s'è formato e diplomato alla North Texas State University. Trasferitosi a Chicago nel 1990 ha iniziato ad affiancare il ruolo di pianista a quello di organista formando un organico col batterista funk Clyde Stubblefield e iniziando un'apprezzata atività ...

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Steve Lehman Quintet al Verona Jazz Winter 2016

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Steve Lehman Quintet
Verona Jazz Winter 2016
Verona
Teatro Ristori
15.03.2016

Il concerto conclusivo di Verona Jazz Winter è stato anche il primo del mini-tour europeo di Steve Lehman in quintetto (sono seguite date a Pisa, Rotterdam e Amsterdam) e il suo debutto da leader nella città scaligera, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kendrick Scott Oracle: We Are the Drum

Read "We Are the Drum" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Primo lavoro per la Blue Note per il gruppo Oracle del batterista Kendrick Scott, formazione robusta e flessibile al tempo stesso, grazie alla presenza di musicisti di buon valore come Taylor Eigsti al piano, Mike Moreno alla chitarra, John Ellis alle ance e Joe Sanders al basso.

Un jazz pulito quello del quintetto, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mette Juul: There Is a Song

Read "There Is a Song" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Dopo aver debuttato nel 2010 nel ruolo della classica jazz singer (Coming in from the Dark, Cowbell Music), la danese Mette Juul ha iniziato a privilegiare le intime atmosfere della ballad d'autore, sul modello Joni Mitchell. Il cambiamento faceva capolino nel secondo disco (Moon on My Shoulder, Calibrated 2012), ancora ricco di intense versioni jazzistiche di ...