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Content by tag "Natsuki Tamura"

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 3

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 3" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3

Some cling to the belief that jazz is in crisis or worse, dead. Our impression is quite the opposite, and to prove our point, we've compiled a mixtape featuring some of the best jazz released in 2017. Also, check out our staff's BEST OF 2017 lists ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 2

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 2" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3

Some cling to the belief that jazz is in crisis or worse, dead. Our impression is quite the opposite, and to prove our point, we've compiled a mixtape featuring some of the best jazz released in 2017. Also, check out our staff's BEST OF 2017 lists ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Vol.2

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Vol.2" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ecco arrivata la seconda puntata della nostra compilation con il meglio del 2017. Questa compilation fa da complemento e colonna sonora alle varie liste di fine anno pubblicate negli scorsi giorni da Luca Canini, Libero Farnè, Angelo Leonardi, Nicola Negri, Neri Pollastri, Vincenzo Roggero e Luca Vitali.

Inutile dirlo... questa lista di brani non ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 1

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 1" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3

Some cling to the belief that jazz is in crisis or worse, dead. Our impression is quite the opposite, and to prove our point, we've compiled a mixtape featuring some of the best jazz released in 2017. Also, check out our staff's BEST OF 2017 lists ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Vol.1

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Vol.1" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

E pensare che c'è chi continua a pensare che il jazz è in crisi.

A noi sembra proprio il contrario. E qui cerchiamo di provarlo con una compilation contenente alcuni dei brani che ci hanno colpito di più nel 2017, in varie puntate, di cui questa è la prima. Questa compilation fa da complemento ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2017 secondo Neri Pollastri

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Selezionare una dozzina di dischi e di concerti per attribuire loro la palma di “migliori dell'anno" può essere un gioco divertente, così come una sciocchezza colossale; in ogni caso, lo si percepisca o meno, è una tremenda responsabilità, nei confronti tanto dei musicisti, quanto degli ascoltatori.

Al giorno d'oggi, com'è noto, è ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Satoko Fujii Orchestra New York: Fukushima

Read "Fukushima" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Satoko Fujii's Orchestra New York has been together since their 1997 debut South Wind (Leo Lab/Libra). A “super group" by any standards, it has remained largely intact over the course of twenty years, bringing the ensemble to its latest release, Fukushima, a memorial suite. The Fukushima nuclear accident was caused by a major earthquake and a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Satoko Fujii Quartet: Live At Jazz Room Cortez

Read "Live At Jazz Room Cortez" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

As prolific as Satoko Fujii is, she has never sacrificed quality for quantity. With a half-dozen leader/co-leader releases in just the past year, no two albums have conveyed redundancy, and none have fallen short of her serious artistic standards. Following the live sessions that led to Satoko Fujii's solo recording Invisible Hand (Cortez Sound, 2017), the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Satoko Fujii, Wadada Leo Smith, Natsuki Tamura, Ikue Mori: Aspiration

Read "Aspiration" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Quattro pezzi di Satoko Fujii, uno di Natsuki Tamura e un'improvvisazione collettiva compongono questo album, riferibile in primo luogo alla pianista, ma che prosegue al tempo stesso la serie di produzioni discografiche della coppia Fujii/Tamura (che come molti sapranno sono moglie e marito), in questi ultimi anni particolarmente trafficata, con esiti non sempre all'altezza di quanto ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Satoko Fujii: Aspiration

Read "Aspiration" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

The teaming of pianist Satoko Fujii with trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith, both artists possessed of unwavering and uncompromising artistic visions, comes to life with Aspiration. Trumpeter Natsuki Tamura, Fujii's husband and musical partner is here too, as is laptop/electronics wizardess, Ikue Mori, making it a quartet of iconoclasts.

Smith and Tamura, two of the ...