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Federica Michisanti Horn Trio: Silent Rides

Read "Silent Rides" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Emersa rapidamente come una delle giovani promesse del nostro jazz, Federica Michisanti è fresca vincitrice del Top Jazz per i nuovi talenti, in parte grazie a questo Silent Rides, anch'esso tra i migliori album italiani del 2018. Un lavoro la cui registrazione era stata anticipata da alcuni concerti, tra i quali quello estivo a Valdarno Jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Federica Michisanti Trio a Valdarno Jazz Summer

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Federica Michisanti Trio
Terranuova Bracciolini (AR)
Valdarno Jazz Summer 2018
Fattoria di Montelungo
29.7.2018

Contrabbassista, compositrice e bandleader, la romana Federica Michisanti è una delle più interessanti sorprese del panorama jazzistico nostrano, messasi in luce in particolare con suo ultimo album Isk, in trio con Matt Renzi ai fiati e ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Federica Michisanti: tra ricerca e introspezione

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La contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti si è rapidamente affermata come una delle nuove leve meritevoli di grande attenzione. Grazie ad un equilibrio tra immediatezza ed originalità, tra camerismo ed improvvisazione, i suoi progetti sono pieni di spunti fertili e stimolanti. In questa intervista ci parla del suo lavoro mosso tanto da un'ardimentosa ricerca quanto da un'intima ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Federica Michisanti Trioness: Isk

Read "Isk" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

La giovane contrabbassista romana Federica Michisanti giunge al secondo lavoro da leader del suo Trioness, gruppo in equilibrio tra l'eredità di Jimmy Giuffre e la poetica degli Oregon.

L'influenza del grande clarinettista è evidente fin dalla tipologia della formazione -pianoforte e contrabbasso, con ance e senza batteria -ma è ancor più evocata dalle atmosfere, ...

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Jentsch Group Quartet: Fractured Pop

Read "Fractured Pop" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Chris Jentsch is a guitarist who, from the evidence of this recording, enjoys splashing around in the wide pool of music between jazz and rock. His work here goes all the way from grooving hardcore jazz to ambient nature sounds with a lot of fun things going on in between those two poles.

The ...

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Julia Hülsmann Trio: Sooner And Later

Read "Sooner And Later" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

After expanding to an instrumental quartet--a quintet, with the vocalist Theo Bleckmann included--pianist Julia Hülsmann returns to a trio formation on her fourth ECM release, Sooner And Later. Bassist Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling have been part of that core through the previous three ECM outings, The End of a Summer (2008), Imprint (2011) and ...

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David Ambrosio / Russ Meissner: Moments in Time

Read "Moments in Time" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

For a long time, bassist David Ambrosio has been a vital part of the jazz scene in New York City and his playing has been documented on many releases, including the wonderful trio recordings by pianist Eri Yamamoto.

In 2014, a new chapter began in Ambrosio's story when he released his first album ...

Christoph Irniger e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Christoph Irniger e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Il tratto principale della mia musica.
Christoph Irniger: Cerco sempre di suonare un brano e di rimanerci legato. Anche quando diventa molto complesso, o quando suono free.

AAJ: La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me.
C.I.: Mi piacciono quei musicisti che sono anche ...

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Matt Renzi: Rise And Shine

Read "Rise And Shine" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Continuity and freshness, while theoretically at odds with one another, are the two things that tend to fuel group development in the arts. Only time can create bonds of trust and help to crystallize concepts and language shared between artists, but consistency can breed predictability. So how can an artist balance the scales, allowing their work ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Reed Player/Composer Matt Renzi To Release 8th Album As A Leader, "Rise And Shine," Jan. 14

Reed Player/Composer Matt Renzi To Release 8th Album As A Leader, "Rise And Shine," Jan. 14

For his eighth CD as a leader, Rise and Shine, the versatile reed player and composer Matt Renzi further solidifies his reputation as a unique innovator and deeply probing musical traveler. Heard here on tenor saxophone, flute, oboe, and clarinet, the Rome-based Renzi reunites with his longtime trio—bassist Dave Ambrosio and drummer Russ Meissner—who are joined ...