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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Berlin Jazzfest 2017

Read "Berlin Jazzfest 2017" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Jazzfest Berlin
Berlin
November 4-5, 2017

This year it was the last edition of Berlin Jazzfest under the aegis of British artistic director Richard Williams. With its “In All Languages" adage running through the six-day program as red thread, the festival still had promising ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il Meglio del 2016 Secondo Ludovico Granvassu

Read "Il Meglio del 2016 Secondo Ludovico Granvassu" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Che anno! La musica di alta qualità continua ad arrivare inarrestabile. La preparazione di questa lista è stata quasi dolorosa per la scelta crudele di limitare il numero dei CD a 12 e quello dei concerti a 10. Ma tant'è. Questi saranno CD e concerti che rimarranno per me indelebilmente legati al 2016, con una menzione ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Things We Like: Novembre 2016

Read "Things We Like: Novembre 2016" reviewed by AAJ Staff

By VIC ALBANI

Se state cercando un grande regalo musicale per il prossimo natale, ecco uno dei più dischi più belli e interessanti degli ultimi anni, sopra ogni etichetta, sopra ogni genere.

Before the Dawn, raccoglie lo straordinario ritorno sulle scene “una tantum" di sua maestà Kate Bush, vale a dire la ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nels Cline: Lovers

Read "Lovers" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

No one can accuse guitarist Nels Cline of being predictable. He has recorded with his avant-garde trio the Nels Cline Singers most consistently (with bassist Devin Hoff and drummer Scott Amendola), but also led larger groups, such as the one on New Monastery (Cryptogramophone, 2006). More recently there was his duet with guitarist Julian Lage on ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nels Cline: Lovers

Read "Lovers" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

When I first heard excerpts from Nels Cline's Lovers project, I wasn't too impressed. I thought it sounded like some kind of archaic “mood music" album. Then as I heard more about the set, including the songs being performed and the personnel performing them, I became intrigued. Now I've heard the entire thing and understand what ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nels Cline: Lovers

Read "Lovers" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

The power of Nels Cline's Lovers does not stem from his guitar mastery. It flows from the solidity of its finely orchestrated vision. Rendered over 18 pieces and marking the fulfillment of a 25-year endeavor, the album explores the contours of intimacy through a series of compositions ranging from ambient abstraction, to blues, to jazz ballads, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center

Read "Steely Dan at Blossom Music Center" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Steely Dan
Blossom Music Center
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
July 28, 2015

Back in April, Steely Dan got the busses loaded up for their semi regular touring season that included a few nights at Coachella. July 6th then brought forth the official summer tour, with twenty-three dates set through the middle of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Malcolm Hunter: Nostalgia in My Square Head

Read "Nostalgia in My Square Head" reviewed by Gina Vodegel

Every once in a while an album emerges that, in its final form, only seems to touch briefly on the full story behind its inception. Nostalgia in My Square Head is one of those albums. Songwriter/keyboardist Malcolm Hunter may not be known to the public at large as a musician and blues poet, but he has ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Steely Dan | Santa Barbara | Review | Pics

Steely Dan | Santa Barbara | Review | Pics

By L. Paul Mann Steely Dan :: 07.06.11 :: Santa Barbara Bowl :: Santa Barbara, CA July 6th was an unusually crisp and warm evening in Santa Barbara with light Santa Ana winds buffeting the hillsides above the city. It was a perfect summer evening for a concert by the veteran jazz rock fusion band Steely Dan. As ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Trumpeter Michael Leonhart Interviewed at AAJ

Trumpeter Michael Leonhart Interviewed at AAJ

For most musicians, writers and actors, making the final decision to go against the grain and pursue a paycheck-to-paycheck, month-to-month career as a performing artist is one of the harder choices in life. Yet for trumpeter Michael Leonhart, a life in jazz and art is “all in the family": his father is the noted jazz bassist, studio musician and humorist ...


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