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Content by tag "Mulatu Astatke"

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Mulatu Astatke al JazzMi di Milano

Read "Mulatu Astatke al JazzMi di Milano" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Mulatu Astatke
JazzMi
Alcatraz
Milano
5.11.2017

Primo africano a frequentare la Berklee e a suonare con Duke Ellington, la leggenda dell'etno-jazz etiope Mulatu Astatke era uno dei nomi più attesi del festival JazzMi. La rassegna che da oltre una settimana (e fino al 12 novembre) sta portando alcuni degli ...

Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About

Read "Forget Old Europe: 15 European Jazz Musicians You Need To Know About" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello

Since the first half of the 20th century, the Old Continent has played a pivotal role both in welcoming and supporting jazz artists from the United States. Over the following decades it has expressed generations of passionate musicians with increasingly original languages and ever greater improvisatory skills.

In the 21st century there are countless ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Udin&Jazz 2017

Read "Udin&Jazz 2017" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Udine
Udin&Jazz 2017
Varie sedi
4-8.7.2017

Era dedicata alle contaminazioni con la musica etnica l'edizione 2017 di Udin&Jazz, la ventisettesima della rassegna friulana sottotitolata “EthnoShock!." Come al solito ampio spazio era riservato alle eccellenti proposte più recenti dei musicisti del nord est italiano. Proprio un paio di queste hanno fatto ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Giancarlo Velliscig - Direttore Artistico di Udin&Jazz

Read "Giancarlo Velliscig - Direttore Artistico di Udin&Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un passato di cantante nell'ambito della musica popolare, etnica e di ricerca (che oggi torna a frequentare in rare ma sentite occasioni), un presente di padre che segue con emozione i progressi dei propri eredi (il figlio Alessio è da poco il nuovo cantante di Quintorigo), Giancarlo Velliscig è il direttore di Euritmica, associazione culturale udinese ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Evan Parker / Alexander Hawkins: Leaps In Leicester

Read "Leaps In Leicester" reviewed by John Sharpe

Leaps in Leicester furthers a sequence of duets between renowned saxophonist Evan Parker and pianists that already contains such luminous entries as Rex, Wrecks and XXX (Rogue Art, 2013) with Matthew Shipp and Either, Or And (Relative Pitch, 2014) with Sylvie Courvoisier. His partner this time is Alexander Hawkins, a burgeoning presence on the UK scene ...

Jazz From Around the World: Africa

Read "Jazz From Around the World: Africa" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

There is no doubt that African heritage, particularly that of west Africa is at the root of jazz. This is simply factual and is not meant to belittle the contributions of other cultures to its growth and development. In addition, as a genre, it has proven to have a wide universal appeal. For both reasons jazz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazztopad 2015: World Premieres

Read "Jazztopad 2015: World Premieres" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jazztopad 2015: World Premieres
National Forum Of Music
jny:Wroclaw, Poland
November 27-29, 2015

November in Wroclaw means jazz. Ten days no less. Jazztopad, however, is more than just another jazz festival. A core component of the programme since Piotr Turkiewicz took up the reins as Artistic Director in 2008 ...

Alexander Hawkins: Alexander Hawkins Trio

Read "Alexander Hawkins Trio" reviewed by John Sharpe

For the inaugural release on his own imprint, pianist Alexander Hawkins for the first time tackles the classic piano trio. Hawkins has already convinced in an increasing variety of formats, ranging from his customary ensemble, heard in its latest incarnation on Step Wide, Step Deep (Babel, 2014) to chamber nonet (broadcast on BBC Radio 3, but ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazztopad Hosts Wadada Leo Smith, Pharoah Sanders And Mulatu Astatke, 13 - 23 November

Jazztopad Hosts Wadada Leo Smith, Pharoah Sanders And Mulatu Astatke, 13 - 23 November

Jazztopad, the internationally renowned Polish jazz festival held in jny:Wroclaw, returns for its 11th edition from 13 – 23 November 2014. This year promises to be a tremendously exciting festival, with the usual mixture of jazz legends, up-and-coming talent, World Premieres, international showcases and much more besides. Trumpeter Nate Wooley gets the festival underway on the 13th ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mulatu Astatke: Sketches of Ethiopia

Read "Sketches of Ethiopia" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Vibraphonist/composer Mulatu Astatke is the creator of Ethio-jazz and reputedly the first African musician to study at Berklee. Prior to that he had studied music in Wales and London. Whilst in America in the 1960s and early 1970s Astatke absorbed diverse influences and a dense rhythmic mosaic is a key component of this pulsating recording. Afro-Latin, ...


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