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AddisAbabaBand: Alive

Read "Alive" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

One of the best things about the digital age is that music is so easily shared. Music from different worlds is just a click away on platforms where independent artists and labels sell and stream their music. Naturally, this also means that it becomes easier to exchange one musical perspective with another. However, even in these ...

ARTICLE: MIXCLOUD

Destination Africa! Part II: Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe

Read "Destination Africa! Part II: Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Zimbabwe" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As we continue our exploration of jazz by African musicians and by foreign musicians fascinated with the African continent and its music, this week we focus on Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal & Zimbabwe.

Happy Listening!

Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" from Mondo Jazz ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2017 secondo Neri Pollastri

Read "Il meglio del 2017 secondo Neri Pollastri" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

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: 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: INTERVIEWS

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 ...