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ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Towner: The Accidental Guitarist

Read "Ralph Towner: The Accidental Guitarist" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ralph Towner is a rather atypical figure in the vast world of jazz guitar. His instruments of choice are the classical guitar, which when he started, in the '60s, was played almost exclusively by guitarists related to Brazilian music like Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeida and Bola Sete, and the 12-string guitar, very common in the folk ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Towner: un americano a Roma

Read "Ralph Towner: un americano a Roma" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ralph Towner rappresenta sicuramente una figura atipica nel vasto mondo della chitarra jazz. In primo luogo per gli strumenti usati: la chitarra classica, che negli anni '60 in ambito jazzistico era utilizzata solamente da musicisti legati alla musica brasiliana come Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeida e Bola Sete, e la chitarra 12-corde, che proveniva dal mondo folk ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vossajazz 2017

Read "Vossajazz 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Vossajazz 2017
Various Venues
Voss, Norway
April 7-9, 2017

Some places punch above their weight. Voss is one. With just 14,000 inhabitants, this small Norwegian town in the county of Hordaland, can boast a world-renowned sky-diving training centre, the country's foremost folk music academy, one of the best wine cellars in ...

Yelena Eckemoff Quartet: Leaving Everything Behind

Read "Leaving Everything Behind" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Continua a mostrare gusto, classe e capacità di scegliersi i compagni di avventura l'eclettica pianista russo-americana Yelena Eckemoff, la quale dopo album con partner nordeuropei -Glass Songs, in trio, e Everblue, in quartetto -realizza adesso questo lavoro con musicisti statunitensi.

Rispetto al precedente CD cambia drasticamente anche il primo strumento solista -là il sassofono ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Carlos Bica & Azul featuring Frank Möbus and Jim Black: More Than This

Read "More Than This" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Azul, comprising Portuguese bassist Carlos Bica, guitarist Frank Möbus from Germany and drummer Jim Black from New York, is one of those trios around with a highly notable profile and characteristic signature. No doubt many dedicated music lovers will have their own history with this group that has been active now for more than 20 years. ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Five Classic ECM Titles in High Res

Read "Five Classic ECM Titles in High Res" reviewed by John Kelman

If ever there were a label that deserved to have its catalog released in a high resolution format, it's Munich's ECM Records. Since its inception in 1969, the multiple award-winning record label headed by producer Manfred Eicher has truly redefined how, initially, jazz and improvised music recordings could--and, at least for some, perhaps should--sound. Attention to ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Mick Rossi

Read "Mick Rossi" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Lhasa de Sela -La Llorona (Audiogram / Atlantic -1997).
Un canto espressivo ed elegante. Orchestrazioni eccentriche e bellissime. Triste averla persa così presto.

02. Jimmy Giuffre -Thesis (Verve -1962).
Ispirato e trascendente. Paul Bley e Steve Swallow complici profondi.

03. Philip Glass -Music in Twelve Parts (Orange ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Knut Riisnæs Quartet: 2nd Thoughts

Read "2nd Thoughts" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Contemporary Norwegian jazz has a well-deserved reputation for atmospheric beauty. Such players as saxophonists Jan Garbarek and Trygve Seim, trumpeters Nils Petter Molvær and Arve Henriksen, and guitarists Terje Rypdal and Eivind Aarset (all associated with ECM Records) have attracted international attention for many years. But Norway also has strong roots in bebop, and the Knut ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

John Abercrombie Quartet: Up and Coming

Read "Up and Coming" reviewed by John Kelman

Starting the new year with, if not precisely a bang, a nevertheless unforgettable record whose strength lies in pristine lyricism, nuanced group interplay and writing that capitalizes on the entire quartet's appreciation of subtlety over gymnastics and refined lyricism over angularity, John Abercrombie's Up and Coming--ECM's first release of the year--is also founded strongly on the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz 2016

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2016" reviewed by John Kelman

2016 Enjoy Jazz Festival
Heidelberg, Mannheim & Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 24-November 1, 2016

Returning to Heidelberg and the Enjoy Jazz Festival after a three-year absence is still more than a bit like returning to a second home. Not just the same hotel (the ever-charming Hollander Hof, along the Neckar River by an ...


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