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PunktFestival 2017

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norvegia
Varie sedi
31.8-2.9.2017

Come sempre Punkt è un festival fuori dall'ordinario e all'insegna dell'imprevisto e dell'imprevedibile. Una sorta di Industria 4.0 della musica: fuori dal “circolo" dei tour estivi, tipico dei festival jazz, e poco interessato a fotografare il passato e il presente, è invece molto attento ...

Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset, Jan Bang: Atmosphères

Read "Atmosphères" reviewed by Rosarita Crisafi

Un suggestivo doppio album per l'etichetta ECM mostra il volto misterioso e affascinante di un quartetto di fuoriclasse. In primis l'enfant prodige Tigran Hamasyan, giovane pianista americano di origine armena di eccezionale talento capace di scavalcare con agilità le barriere del jazz. Assieme a Hamasyan alcune vecchie conoscenze dell'etichetta discografica tedesca, il musicista e produttore discografico ...

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis: The Stone House

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At a 2009 ECM @ 40 celebration in Mannheim, Germany that was part of the ongoing Enjoy Jazz Festival, Italian trumpeter Enrico Rava spoke, in a public interview, about how free jazz, back in the day, wasn't really free. There were rules: no time and/or no changes, for example; with memorable melodies not impossible, but not ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Luca Vitali

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Un 2016 iniziato sotto la stella nera di Bowie e la sua dipartita inimmaginabile e, verrebbe da dire, teatrale... come sempre. Blackstar per mille ragioni è il mio disco dell'anno, ma l'uomo che cadde sulla Terra è tornato su Marte e ci guarda da una diversa prospettiva...

Quaggiù, è stata un'annata niente male che ...

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Punkt Festival 2016

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Punkt Festival
Kristiansand, Norway
September, 3-5, 2016

Punkt Festival in Kristiansand, Southern Norway, is a small, informal festival of internationally high artistic reputation and esteem. It takes place during the first week of September. Founded in 2005 its 12th edition as usual presented a wide range of musical performances and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tigran Hamasyan/Arve Henriksen/Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang: Atmosphères

Read "Atmosphères" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

This quartet came together at the suggestion of ECM label head Manfred Eicher after hearing a Punkt Festival recording of pianist Tigran Hamasyan in duo with live sampling musician Jan Bang. The addition of trumpeter Arve Henriksen and guitarist Eivind Aarset increased the textural possibilities, as well as providing a solo trumpet voice. Hamasyan was preparing ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

ECM Releases Four New Titles in September: Tigran Hamasyan, Giovanni Guidi, Andrew Cyrille and Jakob Bro

ECM Releases Four New Titles in September: Tigran Hamasyan, Giovanni Guidi, Andrew Cyrille and Jakob Bro

RELEASE DATE: September 9 Tigran Hamasyan/Arve Henriksen/Eivind Aarset/Jan Bang: Atmosphères Tigran Hamasyan: piano; Arve Henriksen: trumpet; Eivind Aarset: guitar; Jan Bang: electronics and live sampling. This far-reaching double album, recorded and mixed in three days in Lugano, introduces a new quartet with Tigran Hamasyan, Arve Henriksen, Eivind Aarset and Jan Bang. The Norwegians had played in diverse configurations on ...

Sinikka Langeland: The Magical Forest

Read "The Magical Forest" reviewed by John Kelman

Some pairings seem, in retrospect, to be made in heaven; so inevitable that it's only when they actually take place that it becomes clear how predestined they were all along. Sinikka Langeland--a forward-thinking traditional singer and kantele (Finnish zither/dulcimer variant) champion garnering significant attention in her home country of Norway over the past two decades--has, since ...

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Festival International de Jazz de Montreal 2016

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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
July 3-7, 2016

In many ways, the front of one of the festival's new T-Shirt designs said it all:

swing
blues
soul
improvisation
latin
gospel
R 'n' B
crossroads
silence
groove
world ...


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