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Massimo Colombo, Maurizio Quintavalle, Enzo Zirilli: Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)

Read "Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi

Dopo l'ottima prova dell'anno scorso in cui il trio aveva omaggiato Bud Powell in Powell to the People, Massimo Colombo e soci riscendono in campo, puntando questa volta al repertorio dei Weather Report.

In tutto otto brani tratti da quattro importanti album della band americana pubblicati tra il 1976 ed il 1985: Black Market ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Massimo Colombo: Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)

Read "Acoustic Weather (The Music of Weather Report)" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Depending on your point of view, Weather Report either defined or redefined fusion during the 1970s. Their vivid approach and instrumental dynamics were mind blowing back then and still set the bar. Somehow pianist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, always buoyed by a top-notch rhythm section, defied the odds by creating spirited fusion without the ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

Massimo Colombo: Italy's Erudite Jazz Pianista

Read "Massimo Colombo: Italy's Erudite Jazz Pianista" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Nestled in Northern Italy, the city of Milano is steeped in artistic tradition. Revolutionary in the historical sense in literature, music, art, science, and other scholarly endeavors, Milano is still today a hotbed of innovation and a source knowledge and creation.

Enter one Massimo Colombo to the forefront of the conversation. A gifted jazz ...

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Massimo Colombo, Maurizio Quintavalle, Enzo Zirilli: Powell To The People

Read "Powell To The People" reviewed by Luca Casarotti

Non c'è tipo d'ensemble, dal duo all'orchestra, con cui il pianista Massimo Colombo non abbia voluto cimentarsi, nelle vesti sia di compositore che d'esecutore. Per uno studio sulla musica di Bud Powell, il trio canonico con basso e batteria è la scelta più ovvia, ma anche quella che più espone al rischio di essere schiacciati dal ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Massimo Colombo: Powell To The People

Read "Powell To The People" reviewed by Jim Worsley

Powell To The People could certainly be heard as a tribute to jazz pianist Bud Powell. It could just as easily be heard as an introduction to the legend's iconic music. It fulfills both categories with the emotion and virtuosity Powell exuded in his playing.

Powell pioneered a new era of post swing bebop ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Massimo Colombo

Massimo Colombo, born in 1961 in Milano, is a composer, arranger, pianist who got a diploma in piano at “Conservatorio G. Verdi” of Milano. He studied harmony, contrappunto and composition and took some lessons from the American pianist Sonny Taylor and undertook an intense activity as a pianist and writer in collaboration with other Italian jazz musicians. He has taken part in concerts and music productions with a variety of Italian musicians including: Paolo Fresu, Enrico Rava, Attilio Zanchi, Tino Tracanna, Paolino Dalla Porta, Roberto Ottaviano, Gianluigi Trovesi, Tiziana Ghiglioni, Fabrizio Bosso, Franco D'Andrea and with international musicians including: Tony Scott, Tommy Campbell,Pierre Favre, Billy Cobham, Jeff Berlin, Greg Hutchinson, Peter Erskine, Darek Olesczkiewicz, Bob Mintzer. He has recorded 30 cd’s as a writer for various musical groups using both acoustic and electric sounds. He has taken part in important festivals in: Milano, Bergamo, Latina, Parma, Bologna, Berchidda, Bolzano, Trento, Nuoro, Ginevra; and in different radio and RAI tv programs (Invenzioni a due voci, Jazz Club -La stanza della musica-)

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Tino Tracanna “Double Cut” & UR Records Family ad Area Musica Estate

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Tino Tracanna “Double Cut" + UR Records Family
Area Musica Estate
Milano
Orto Botanico Città Studi
3.7.2017

C'era un clima di festa, ad Area Musica Estate, per la serata di presentazione dell'etichetta UR Records. Di questi tempi, la nascita di una nuova casa discografica ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Inside Jazz Quartet: Portraits

Read "Portraits" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un quartetto paritetico composto da musicisti di esperienza e riconosciuto valore mette in scena brani di alcuni dei più importanti protagonisti del jazz moderno quali sono Steve Swallow e Wayne Shorter, Thelonious Monk e Carla Bley, per arrivare fino a Yusef Lateef.

Non c'è invero nulla di “rivoluzionario," né di particolarmente “innovativo" nell'album, ...

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Bach Off Beat: Bach Off Beat

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Non è certo facile avvicinarsi a Bach in modo “non accademico": i rischi sono quelli della banalizzazione, della caduta nel kitsch o, forse ancor peggio, dell'inutilità. Ma gli artefici di questo Bach Off Beat sono o esperti autori di musica barocca e contemporanea che il Bach “originale" lo conoscono molto bene (Zoboli, Zamir e Delmastro), o navigati ...