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Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

Read "Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist driven label that has grown through collaboration and community. As Matt Jorgensen, ...

Gaia Wilmer: Migrations

Read "Migrations" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sa coniugare feeling e complessità di scrittura Gaia Wilmer, sassofonista e compositrice brasiliana al suo debutto da leader. L'idea di formare quest'ottetto è nata nel primo anno di frequenza ai corsi di composizione jazz del Berklee College of Music e s'è concretizzata nel dicembre 2016 (dopo un annuncio su Kickstarter), durante il secondo anno di master ...

Jon Catler: Sacred and Profane

Read "Jon Catler: Sacred and Profane" reviewed by Geno Thackara

On a certain fundamental level, music really comes down to math. The notes we consider normal are based on certain frequencies of sound vibration, after all, the pitches that make sense to our ears and that we find pleasing when they react in the right ways relative to each other. Jon Catler, however, is one fellow ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Basilio Sulis: Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz

Read "Basilio Sulis: Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

In tempi come quelli odierni, fatti di festival con cartelloni omologati e di proposte musicali più attente agli aspetti commerciali che ai contenuti artistici, le manifestazioni che nel corso degli anni sono riuscite a mantenere una forte integrità e coerenza rappresentano una rara e dunque pregevole eccezione.

Tra queste, possiamo sicuramente annoverare Ai ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, And Improvisation

NEWS RELEASE from Circavision Productions Percussionist/Composer Brian Adler Fuses Eastern Philosophy, Digital Technology, and Improvisation New Trio and Quintet EPs Convey a Prismatic Vision With two new EPs, percussionist/composer Brian Adler offers listeners beautiful and arrestingly original music via two formations of his newest project: Shankar. On Binary, he performs with the trio, featuring pianist Santiago Leibson, bassist Rob ...

Take Five With Roberta Piket

Read "Take Five With Roberta Piket" reviewed by Roberta Piket

About Roberta Piket
Born in Queens, New York, Roberta inherited a passion for music from both her parents. Her father was the Austrian composer Frederick Piket, who made significant contributions to both the musical liturgy of Reform Judaism and the concert hall with works performed by the New York Philharmonic under conductor Dimitri Metropolis. From ...

Larry Coryell: Heavy Feel

Read "Heavy Feel" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini

Con questo Heavy Feel il chitarrista Larry Coryell cerca di ripercorrere le strade che aveva battuto tanti anni fa, all'inizio della sua carriera solistica. Allora gli album si chiamavano Coryell, Lady Coryell, Basics, Fairyland e Spaces. Tanta acqua è passata sotto ai ponti e Coryell ha vissuto stagioni diverse che lo hanno visto diventare dapprima uno ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bastet: Eye of Ra

Read "Eye of Ra" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Billing themselves as “original modern West Coast Jazz," I half- hoped to see Shelly Manne and Bud Shank pop up amongst the credits on Bastet's debut album Eye of Ra. Alas, the music of this Bay Area-based quartet apparently has very little to do with the Los Angeles- based West Coast jazz scene that spawned such ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Plunge: IN For The OUT

Read "IN For The OUT" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A capo del gruppo Plunge, il trombonista Mark McGrain è uno dei protagonisti del jazz a New Orleans nel decennio post Katrina.
Dopo il debutto nel 1995 (Falling with Grace, Accurate Records) in un organico comprendete Bob Moses alla batteria, Avishai Cohen al contrabbasso e Marcus Rojas alla tuba, il trombonista ha ricostituito il ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Steve Smith: Drummer For All Seasons

Read "Steve Smith: Drummer For All Seasons" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Drummer Steve Smith has traced the history of jazz drumming--pretty much most of American music drumming--in his storied career that has seen him drive big bands, small jazz combos, and fiery fusion groups, including tenures with Jean Luc Ponty and the rock band Journey.

Though sometimes--as in the case of jazz-rock fusion--he was thrown ...