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Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy

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Frank Zappa may have said “jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" but looking at his life and music one does not get the impression that he really believed that jazz was decomposing or dying a slow death.

On Freak Out, one of the most impressive debut albums of all times, he ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Wayne Horvitz: A Musical Portrait

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This week we focus on the music of Wayne Horvitz with special attention for his latest two releases, The Snowghost Sessions and Those Who Remain. It's hard to condense in two hours the long career and many facets of a composer and pianist of great versatility, but we will do our best to present highlights from ...

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Hanksgiving: Jazz Tributes to Hank Williams

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Do you sympathize with the plight of the turkeys? Do family reunions bring you anxiety? Then forget about Thanksgiving! Mondo Jazz is here to help you switch to Hanksgiving, with two hours of Jazz tributes to the great Hank Williams, the only singer who is more American than pumpkin pie!

This week we have ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Maria Borghi: Passione e Insistenza!

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La nascita di una nuova etichetta è sempre un evento da salutare con enorme entusiasmo e interesse, in particolar modo se dedicata, come testimoniano le prime uscite (Pipeline degli Us e St()ma di Cristiano Calcagnile), alla musica più avventurosa e creativa. La scelta, poi, di pubblicare in vinile preziosi cofanetti, ricchi di foto, immagini video e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Us: Pipeline

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Lo spazio, il silenzio, la profondità, il suono. Sono queste le principali coordinate entro le quali si muove Flatus album che insieme a Crocus da origine ad Us progetto targato Pipeline, formazione a geometria variabile creata dalla mente in perenne movimento di Giancarlo Nino Locatelli.

Clarinetto basso, chitarra elettrica, contrabbasso (più effetti e percussioni) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cristiano Calcagnile: St()ma

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Può un album per sola batteria e percussioni (è vero c'è anche la drum table guitar ma i termini della questione non cambiano) risultare coinvolgente, organico, comunicativo e compiuto?

La risposta, naturalmente affermativa, la fornisce Stoma il disco di Cristiano Calcagnile che inaugura, insieme ad US di Giancarlo Nino Locatelli, la neonata etichetta ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ahn-definable: the Eclectic Artistry of the Ahn Trio

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An eclectic trio whose restless musical curiosity is second only to their virtuosity, the Ahn Trio revel in breaking the rigid boundaries of the classical world. The Juilliard-trained sisters (Lucia, piano; Angella, violin; Maria, cello) have a rock-star attitude matched by a compelling sound that is immediately recognizable no matter whether they are interpreting the music ...

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Ben Allison, Anais Drago, Reinier Baas and Other Great New Releases

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The new albums bonanza goes on! And we happily oblige, revelling in some gorgeous new releases, some of which will definitely end up on the “Best of 2018" lists of many critics. Surprises, confirmations, re-releases, unexpected collaborations and much more make up this week's playlist full of aural pleasures...

Happy listening!

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Tutto Monk: l'omaggio di Miles Okazaki

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Monk con la chitarra? Perché no. Si era posto la stessa sferica domanda Elliott Sharp pochi anni fa, registrando in solo con l'acustica l'album Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! per l'etichetta Clean Feed. Si trattava di una scelta di cinque brani, elaborati con il criterio della lunga divagazione e riflessione geniale. Inoltre, il discorso era stato affrontato ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Art Ensemble of Chicago, Federica Michisanti and other great new releases

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Sometime ago everybody kept saying that the CD was dead. Judging by the growing number of new records that keep coming out at an increasing pace, the CD is still alive and kicking! Intrestgingly, as the number of new jazz albums continues to grow, this has not been at the expense of the average quality of ...