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Content by tag "Tortoise"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Jeff Parker: Slight Freedom

Read "Slight Freedom" reviewed by Dave Wayne

One is tempted to think of Jeff Parker as the first guitar anti-hero. He's a subtle player, first and foremost, not given to showy pyrotechnics and rapid-fire flights of plectral fancy. His chameleonic, almost self-effacing, presence on recordings by Tortoise, Joey DeFrancesco, Isotope 217, Fred Anderson, the Brian Blade Fellowship, Peter Erskine, Nicole Mitchell, Yo La ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Things We Like: Ottobre 2016

Read "Things We Like: Ottobre 2016" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Finito il mese di ottobre, riprendiamo la vecchia rubrica “Things We Like," dove, un po' per passione e un po' per gioco, descriviamo le cose (musicali e non) che ci rimarranno impresse del mese appena trascorso.

Alberto Bazzurro

Ottobre, mese pre-referendario per eccellenza (non quel referendum...), si porta generalmente appresso una caterva ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Greg Ward & 10 Tongues: Touch My Beloved's Thought

Read "Touch My Beloved's Thought" reviewed by Vic Albani

Tanti ma tanti anni fa, di passaggio da quelle parti per un giro chicagoano, mi domandai cosa cavolo potesse lasciare ai posteri un posto come Peoria (capitale dell'omonima contea) a parte un celebre discorso di Abramo Lincoln del 1864 sulla schiavitù e i diritti del popolo nero, l'aver dato i natali a un paio di discreti ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tortoise: The Catastrophist

Read "The Catastrophist" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Tornano i Tortoise e subito gli affezionati della prima ora iniziano a sudare freddo.
Non è infatti che i lavori del gruppo di Chicago prodotti nel nuovo millennio avessero convinto troppo, impelagati in una terra prog-fusion in cui si stentava a rintracciare l'urgenza dei primi, fantastici dischi.

Sebbene infatti, anche in ...

Peripheral Vision: Sheer Tyranny Of Will

Read "Sheer Tyranny Of Will" reviewed by Dave Wayne

One must wonder what chance a group of relatively unknown Canadian jazz musicians playing complicated original tunes has for any sort of recognition or commercial success in the US. If musical quality was the sole determinant, Peripheral Vision, the relatively unknown Canadian band in question, would be celebrities, set for life. They've unleashed a corker of ...

NEWS: EVENT

Brilliant Corners Brings Four Days Of Jazz To Belfast

Brilliant Corners Brings Four Days Of Jazz To Belfast

Hello and welcome to the third edition of Brilliant Corners! You seem to be enjoying our little festival and we’re delighted to be back with another stellar line-up. The four-day event is better than ever, meshing local talent with international contemporaries. We’ve the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra, Fred Frith, Troyka, Get The Blessing, together with performances from ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble: L.U.M.E.

Read "L.U.M.E." reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Il termine “lume" in portoghese significa fuoco ma, inteso come acronimo, indica il Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble, una band di 15 elementi guidata dal pianista e compositore Marco Barroso. Nato nel 2006 il L.U.M.E. debutta con quest'album in cui mostra di saper dire qualcosa di personale nel panorama orchestrale contemporaneo.

La scena musicale ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I nuovi orchestratori - 2: Kyle Saulnier - Rob Mazurek

Read "I nuovi orchestratori - 2: Kyle Saulnier - Rob Mazurek" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Parliamo ancora di orchestre e arrangiatori [per leggere la prima puntata di questo approfondimento -clicca qui. Tralasciando per il momento di considerare i contributi più innovativi della scena europea (tra cui spiccano la Vienna Art Orchestra e l'Italian Instabile Orchestra) dopo la stagione del Free la ricerca d'avanguardia statunitense non si è fermata.
Purtroppo ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Caffeine Petrol: Nosejob

Read "Nosejob" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The jazz department of the NTNU university in Trondheim, Norway keeps presenting gifted and opinionated musicians that challenge conventional perspectives on genres and styles. The new power trio Caffeine Petrol--guitarist Gudmund Bolstad Skjær, who wrote all the trio pieces, bassist Fredrik Gundersen and drummer Martin Sandvik-- demonstrate how any neo-jazz-cons attempt to frame jazz aesthetics in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 1-2

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2014, Days 1-2" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-2 | Days 4-6 | Days 7- 9

Joey DeFrancesco Trio / Sun Rooms / Harris Eisenstadt Golden State
TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 20-July 1, 2014

Another year, another TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, except to say so would sound dismissive of a festival that, year after ...


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