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Il meglio del 2017 secondo Vincenzo Roggero

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Tempo di consuntivi e di classifiche. Piuttosto complicato, decisamente parziale ma comunque divertente estrarre dal cilindro del 2017 dodici titoli rappresentativi. Così tra conferme che profumano di classicità -Craig Taborn, Steve Coleman, Nicole Mitchell, Rob Mazurek -, debutti clamorosi -Jaimie Branch -, ritorni tanto attesi -Arto Lindsay -, connubi sorprendenti -Iggy Pop con il trio di ...

Kjetil Møster: Ran Do

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More than in any other American jazz scene, the musicians of Chicago have embraced and continue to embrace their colleagues in Europe and the UK. In the 1990s the Chicagoan Ken Vandermark began a long-standing association with Mats Gustafsson (Sweden) and Peter Brotzmann (Germany). And Hamid Drake has been crisscrossing the Atlantic for ages. These connections ...


2018 New Releases and upcoming concerts

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In this episode of Mondo Jazz we preview unreleased music as well as interesting releases that will be published in the coming months. We also look into Swiss, Finnish, and French approaches to quintessentially United Statesian music genres like Hip-Hop, Jazz and Americana, which travelled to Europe and got local. We also feature Darrell Grant's and ...


Thomas Johansson: Home Alone

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When does this guy breathe? This might be the question going through your mind while you listen to “Signal This," the fifth track on Side A of trumpeter Thomas Johansson's solo recording Home Alone. The brief, three minute performance is, at first glance, more about physicality than music making. On the surface, a solo trumpet performance ...


Rob Mazurek: Rome

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Rome è la commovente, emozionante sublimazione di Rob Mazurek musicista e di Rob Mazurek artista visuale. Non solo per i riferimenti pittorici (Twombly e Caravaggio) o cinematografici (Fellini) ma perché tutto il disco è un susseguirsi di pennellate, di macchie, di visioni, di prospettive che vanno a definire un affresco potente e di rara suggestione. Registrato ...

ears&eyes Records: From Chicago to the World

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Those who feel that jazz has run out of steam, that there is nothing new to say, should encounter bassist and renaissance man, Matthew Golombisky, who runs the Chicago-based label ears&eyes. The name says it all. Golombisky is interested in what is going on around him. He is not only curious about music, but also passionate ...


Il meglio del 2017 secondo Luca Canini

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Un altro anno di ascolti, un altro bilancio da tracciare. Dodici dischi per dodici mesi. Difficile. Difficilissimo. Ma in fondo divertente. E forse anche un po' utile: per chi compila e per chi legge. Un altro anno di ascolti, un altro anno di grande musica. Con Steve Coleman e Craig Taborn davanti a tutti per meriti ...


Musicianer: Slow Learner

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With Musicianer reedman Josh Sinton adroitly shows how to combine the abstract and the earthy. It helps that he has enlisted long time associates drummer Chad Taylor and bassist Jason Ajemian to realize the eleven compositions on the group's debut Slow Learner. Taylor, who first garnered international attention in the Chicago Underground Duo (etc) with cornetist ...


Karl Ackermann's Best Releases of 2017

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2017 was an exceptional year for artists who elude convention; veterans such as Wadada Leo Smith and relative newcomers like Abdul Moimême gave us unique musical insights. It was an outstanding year for solo recordings. Along with Smith and Moimême, Rob Mazurek, Matthew Shipp, Irish multi-instrumentalist Aine O'Dwyer, Cuban pianist Aruán Ortiz, Italian pianist Stefano Battaglia, ...


Sconfini. Vent'anni di Jazz&Wine of Peace

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Sconfini. Vent'anni di Jazz&Wine of Peace
Flavio Massarutto, Luca Alfonso D'Agostino, Massimiliano Gosparini, Roberto Duse

L'idea originaria era in realtà “solo" (se così si può dire) quella di un libro fotografico che documentasse i vent'anni di un festival importante e particolare qual è il Jazz & Wine of Peace ...