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Enrico Rava: Around the Jazz World in 80 Years - The Leader Part -1

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In advance of the long-overdue return of Enrico Rava to New York -where he will be taking part in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of ECM at Jazz at Lincol Center on 1 and 2 November—here is the first installment of an overview of the career of the grand master of Italian Jazz.

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Gerald Cleaver, Steve Khan, Raffaele Casarano and More

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In the second part of this week's episode (for the first part click here) we continue our exploration of new releases with music by the likes of Gerald Cleaver, David Sánchez, Raffaele Casarano and Mirko Signorile as well as the return of veteran guitarist Steve Khan.

Happy listening!

Ben Allison "Mondo ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Larry Willis + Tomeka Reid, Ghost Horse, Matana Roberts & Other New Releases

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This week we remember pianist Larry Willis (1942—2019) who passed away in September, followed by the perusal of a pile of exciting new releases and re-relases building jazz bridges between North America and Europe, featuring Midnight Lilacs (i.e. Chris Speed, Marc Ribot, Danilo Gallo and Zeno De Rossi), Ethan Iverson Quartet with Tom Harrell, Simone Graziano, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Giovanni Tommaso: sulle tracce di Miles Davis passando per Kind of Blue

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La musica è un modo per ritrovare le proprie origini, le radici perdute. Un giorno Miles Davis si ricorda di quegli “eccezionali gospel" che ascoltava in chiesa da piccolo in Arkansas. Per rivivere quelle sensazioni perdute butta giù un blues di cinque battute con un suono “molto scorrevole." Ma quando entra in studio il 2 marzo ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Junius Paul, Piero Bittolo Bon, Avishai Cohen & Other New Releases

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In the second part of this week's episode we continue our exploration of new and upcoming releases with two smash albums, a stunner from Piero Bittolo Bon's Bread and Fox and the debut album by Chicago bassist Junius Paul. During the rest of the show we feature Nat Birchall's tribute to Yusef Lateef and music ranging ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Ginger Baker + Youn Sun Nah, Brahja, Natacha Atlas and Other New Releases

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A remembrance of Ginger Baker, the jazziest drummer rock music ever had, and a stack of new releases for this week's edition of Mondo Jazz, featuring ensembles that bridge musical cultures -from the Michael Leonhart Orchestra to Brajia, Ajoyo, the Jazzaar Global Ensemble, the Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive -compelling global singers like Youn ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Christine Tobin & Phil Robson - Partners in Time

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As one of the leading European vocalists, Christine Tobin has shown a versatility and depth that few other singers have. After moving to New York City in 2015 she has been involved in countless projects confirming her versatility and originality. She has found in long-time collaborator guitarist Phil Robson the perfect partner in time. This mixtape ...

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Paradox Trio - The Balkan Side of Downtown NYC

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At some point in the '90s Balkan-tinged jazz was all the rage in the downtown scene that gravitated around the Knitting Factory and the Bell Café. Whereas many of the bands that were at the forefront of that movement are gone, a quarter century later, the Paradox Trio and its unique blend of jazz and creative ...

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Do the Jazz Shuffle

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This week we have have decided to do the jazz shuffle, and by shuffle we don't mean the jazz rhythm, but the feature that allows to play anything on a hard-drive in a randomized order. A perfect approach to revel through unexpected pairings, daring juxtapositions and accidental non sequiturs.

After all if one ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program, Novara

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European Jazz Conference 2019: Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program
Various venues
Novara, Italy
September 11-15, 2019

At a time when the ideals of unity and transnational solidarity that represented the founding values of modern-day Europe seem to be faltering under ...