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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Paul Dunmall Brass Project: Maha Samadhi

Read "Maha Samadhi" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Suite in cinque movimenti, per lo più generosi (quattro superano i dodici minuti), dedicata al mistico indiano del diciannovesimo secolo Sri Ramakrishna e incisa al conservatorio di Birmingham nel giungo 2016, Maha Samadhi vede l'iperproduttivo Paul Dunmall alla testa di un ensemble al cui interno il suo trio si abbina a una brass section di sette ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Intervista a Roberto Bellatalla

Read "Intervista a Roberto Bellatalla" reviewed by Daniele Vogrig

Se i concetti di fraternità e universalità da sempre caratterizzano il jazz in tutte le sue forme, senza dubbio e a buon diritto Roberto Bellatalla ne può essere considerato uno dei massimi ambasciatori.

Amsterdam, Londra, Johannesburg. Quaranta anni di storia (e di storie), poi il ritorno a casa. Ammesso e non concesso che ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Avvistamenti coltraniani

Read "Avvistamenti coltraniani" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Se ci fosse bisogno di soppesare una volta di più quanto la memoria, le stimmate di John Coltrane siano ancora terribilmente di attualità ad ormai quasi mezzo secolo dalla sua comparsa, basterebbe mettere nel lettore questi cinque CD, incisi nel biennio che va dal giugno 2012 al giugno 2014 e messi sul mercato a seguire.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Evan Parker - Paul Dunmall - Tony Bianco: Extremes

Read "Extremes" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

In the album notes, eminent drummer Tony Bianco advises that the various discourses of this program “were about the times we live in." It's a fitting correlation to the album moniker, featuring two legendary British improvisers, saxophonists Paul Dunmall and Evan Parker engaging in kinetic and at times, calamitous dialogues. Moreover, the Canadian label Red Toucan ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Machine Mass feat. Dave Liebman: Inti

Read "Inti" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Machine Mass nasce nel 2010 come duo tra Tony Bianco e Michel Delville, in un momento esistenzialmente drammatico per il batterista, colpito dalla perdita della moglie. Dopo una messa a punto in Europa e una serie di concerti negli States, i due decidono di dare una svolta al gruppo ospitando in questo CD Dave Liebman, che ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2014

Read "Brilliant Corners 2014" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners
Various Venues
Belfast
N. Ireland
March 26-29, 2014

It's taken a while, but Belfast has finally joined the ranks of cities that play host to an international jazz festival. The first edition of Brilliant Corners was staged in the rejuvenated Cathedral Quarter of the city in 2013 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Sax Icon And Jazz Legend Dave Liebman Joins Machine Mass On New Moonjune Records Release

Sax Icon And Jazz Legend Dave Liebman Joins Machine Mass On New Moonjune Records Release

New York, NY: MACHINE MASS feat. DAVE LIEBMAN pairs the legendary saxophonist (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones...) with longtime collaborator drummer Tony Bianco (Elton Dean, Paul Dunmall, Evan Parker, douBt) and guitarist Michel Delville (The Wrong Object, douBt, Comicoperando). Graced by Dave Liebman’s extraordinary phrasing and improvising skills, “INTI” combines free improvisation with tight rhythmic structures, post-Bitches Brew time signatures with ambient episodes, spreading ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michel Delville: Guitar, Improv & Electro

Read "Michel Delville: Guitar, Improv & Electro" reviewed by Jean-Pierre Goffin

Besides teaching at the University of Liège, Michel Delville is widely regarded as one of the most original musicians and composers of the current jazz, rock and jazz-rock scenes. His latest offering, Machine Mass' INTI (2014), recorded with Dave Liebman and Tony Bianco, has just been released by New-York-based label MoonJune Records.

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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Elton Dean / Paul Dunmall / Paul Rogers / Tony Bianco: Remembrance

Read "Remembrance" reviewed by John Sharpe

English saxophonist Elton Dean has inspired several memorials since his untimely demise in 2006. But there is always space for another when it is as vital as Remembrance, a two CD set from 2004 issued by the Lithuanian NoBusiness imprint. Best known for his seminal work with the jazz rock pioneers Soft Machine, Dean also amassed ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love

Read "DouBt: Mercy Pity Peace & Love" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Quick, name a jazz-rock trio fronted by a dazzling virtuoso keyboardist and a prodigiously talented electric guitarist that plays in a hyper-aggressive no-holds-barred style which combines edgy free improv with a heavy '70s rock sound. If you answered “the original Tony Williams' Lifetime" you aren't alone. One current trio actively probing the outer reaches of jazz ...