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European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases

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Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB); Livraria Ler Devagar
European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
September 13-15, 2018

European Jazz Conference Lisbon 2018: Portuguese showcases This year's annual European Jazz Conference, a convention organized by the European Jazz Network, took place at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) in the Portuguese capital ...

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Jozef Dumoulin: A Beginner's Guide To Diving And Flying

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Il pianista belga quarantatreenne Jozef Dumoulin, che abbiamo imparato ad apprezzare al fianco di Ellery Eskelin, Dan Weiss, Nate Wooley e in duo pianistico con Benoît Delbecq, presenta con questo organico Orca Noise Unit la propria formazione con musicisti francesi, dove spicca la presenza del contrabbassista Bruno Chevillon. I brani di The Beginner's Guide to Diving ...

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Jazzdor Berlin

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Kulturbrauerei (Prenzlauer Berg)
Jazzdor Berlin
June 5-8, 2018

Jazzdor Berlin is a satellite of the Jazzdor Festival of Strasbourg founded 31 years ago. This year's 12th edition of the Franco-German festival held as usual at Kulturbrauerei, an abandoned brewery in Berlin borough Prenzlauer Berg, presented 11 groups with 40 musicians during four ...

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Dominique Pifarély Quartet: Tracé Provisoire

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Dopo lo splendido lavoro in solo Time Before and Time After, Dominique Pifarély torna alla testa di un quartetto che vede schierati due suoi storici collaboratori quali sono Bruno Chevillon e François Merville accanto al pianista Antonin Rayon. La cifra è quella che da sempre caratterizza il violinista francese: un camerismo contemporaneo piuttosto astratto, marcatamente ritmico ...

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Dominique Pifarély Quartet: Tracé Provisoire

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French violinist Dominique Pifarély--last heard solo on Time Before And Time After (ECM, 2015)--leads a quartet into that uncharted territory between improvisation and composition. The quartet was founded in the spring of 2014, but the players had many associations before that. Pifarély and double bassist Bruno Chevillon have recorded together with clarinetist Louis Sclavis on Chine ...

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Yves Robert Trio: Inspired

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Registrato (febbraio 2014) e prodotto in Ungheria (BMC sta per Budapest Music Center) col patrocinio dell'Istituto Francese attivo nella capitale magiara, questo album riporta sotto i riflettori un musicista che, con gruppi propri o accanto ai vari Sclavis e Portal, aveva convogliato non poche attenzioni su di sé all'inizio degli anni Novanta per poi, almeno dalle ...

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Moppa Elliott: Still, Up In The Air

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Non è facile volere bene a quel brontolone del contrabbasso quando decide di mettersi in proprio. Il legno, le corde, l'archetto, il suono goffo e introverso, le note slabbrate, imprecise, la fatica immane di cavare sangue dal più rapa degli strumenti: poche altre situazioni in ambito improvvisativo sanno essere più scorbutiche e meno amichevoli. Eppure la ...

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Orchestre National de Jazz: Europa Berlin

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When guitarist-composer Olivier Benoit was appointed in 2014 as the new artistic director of the prestigious French Orchestre National de Jazz (ONJ) some local neo-cons expressed their worries that this orchestra may lose its jazzy touch. Benoit composed before music for orchestras like the Lille-based Circum Grand Orchestra and the La Pieuvre ensemble, but is known ...

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Moers Festival 2014

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Moers Festival
Moers , Germany
June, 6-9, 2014

Moers is a small city of about 100,000 inhabitants at the periphery of the former mining and industrial Ruhrpott area in Germany, about 40 km from the Dutch border and near the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf. Moers Festival, a four-day annual event always ...