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Content by tag "Butch Morris"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017

Read "Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Brda Contemporary Music Festival 2017
Smartno, Slovenia
14-16.09.2017

Nel suo appuntamento annuale a Šmartno, sulle colline del Collio sloveno poco oltre Gorizia, il “Brda Contemporary Music Festival" continua a presentare il meglio della musica improvvisata europea.
Un piccolo ma significativo evento giunto alla settima edizione, che raccoglie un affezionato pubblico ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

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

Read "Aspiration" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The soul of Gato Libre, and the glue that holds numerous global jazz orchestras together, are in the musical and personal partnership that has mastered creative music in a variety of formations and settings. Satoko Fujii and Natsuki Tamura are prolific and boundless and Aspiration is the latest of their more than sixty recordings together. Aspiration ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Art of Conduction

Read "The Art of Conduction" reviewed by Riccardo Brazzale

The Art of Conduction. A conduction Workbook
Lawrence “Butch" Morris (Daniela Veronesi -ed.)
Karma
224 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1942607427

Lawrence Douglas “Butch" Morris was undoubtedly one of the most unusual and, at the same time, influential figures on the “New Jazz" scene of the last decades.

Born on ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Nuove Orchestre Alla Ribalta

Read "Nuove Orchestre Alla Ribalta" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Da anni non si vedevano all'opera tanti nuovi ensemble, sia negli Stati Uniti che in Europa. Le cinque formazioni che presentiamo spaziano da quella giovanile come l'italiana New Talents Jazz Orchestra guidata da Mario Corvini (Extempora) alla big band di John Beasley ricca di stelle (Monk'estra -Vol. 1); dai progetti norvegesi del pianista Rune Klakegg (Fjon) ...

15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "15 Italian Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

It is not unusual for colleagues and promoters from across Europe and the United States to ask me: “Which Italian jazz musicians should I check out?"

For decades, Italy has enjoyed an increasingly prominent place in the vast landscape of European Jazz. The names of some of its most famous players, like trumpeters Enrico ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Lawrence "Butch" Morris: The Art of Conduction. A conduction Workbook

Read "Lawrence "Butch" Morris: The Art of Conduction. A conduction Workbook" reviewed by Riccardo Brazzale

Vista la complessità della materia trattata, abbiamo pensato di chidere ad uno dei principali direttori e arrangiatori europei, Riccardo Brazzale, di leggere per noi il curatissimo volume di Lawrence “Butch" Morris (a cura di Daniela Veronesi). Quella che segue è la sua recensione.

The Art of Conduction. A conduction Workbook
Lawrence “Butch" ...

The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2

Read "The Politics of Dancing: Jazz and Protest, Part 2" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Part 1 of Jazz and Protest took an in-depth look at two landmark artists and the songs that laid the groundwork for protest within the jazz community. Billie Holiday's “Strange Fruit" took a circuitous route from its origins as a poem to its successful recording on a small label that was not afraid to lend a ...

Meet Roberta DeNicola

Read "Meet Roberta DeNicola" reviewed by Tessa Souter and Andrea Wolper

Roberta DeNicola, a favorite of musicians on New York City's downtown and experimental jazz scenes, has very broad taste in jazz--from straight-ahead to out--but the more out it is, the more she needs to experience it live. She saw her first jazz concert (jazz flutist Hubert Laws) on a date with her teenage boyfriend. However, it ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bojan Vuletić / Nate Wooley / Zeena Parkins / Vera Westera: Fugitive Beauté

Read "Fugitive Beauté" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

On Fugitive Beauté, Serbian composer Bojan Vuletić wrote thirteen pieces inspired by the French poet/writer Charles Baudelaire who, among other accomplishments, is credited with coining the term “modernity" to describe the brief, transient nature of Parisian life during the period of industrialization in the nineteenth century. Baudelaire's poetry has inspired many musical adaptations in the forms ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

An Evil Clown and a Leap of Faith

Read "An Evil Clown and a Leap of Faith" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

"I don't have a half-speed for music, if I do it, I'm all in..."--PEK

If the Evil Clown record label is prolific on a per capita basis, then its founder is exponentially more inexhaustible. David Peck (aka PEK) founded the label--at first, unbranded--and its roots date back a little more than twenty years ...


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