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Tchicai/Fewell/Della Porta/Tracanna/Manzi: Big Chief Dreaming

Read "Big Chief Dreaming" reviewed by Dennis Hollingsworth

Big Chief Dreaming is a collaborative effort of international musicians from the US, France, and Italy. Danish reedman John Tchicai, often associated with avant-garde pursuits, joins a bit more traditional quartet consisting of Bostonian guitarist Garrison Fewell and Italians Tino Tracanna (saxophones), Paolino Dalla Porta (bass), and Massimo Manzi (drums). Fewell has longstanding associations with Tracanna ...

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Tchicai/Fewell/Tracanna/Dalla Porta/Manzi: Big Chief Dreaming

Read "Big Chief Dreaming" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

In an interesting note in the liner booklet for Big Chief Dreaming, guitarist Garrison Fewell says that the band dwelt on the role that inspiration and exploration played in shaping artistic vision. That question is answered in the path they took, or to put it more accurately, the paths. Explorations of the written note and improvisations ...

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Tchicai/Fewell/Tracanna/Dalla Porta/Manzi: Big Chief Dreaming

Read "Big Chief Dreaming" reviewed by John Kelman

Much continues to be written about the global reach of jazz. Vibrant jazz scenes are scattered around the world in what might have been considered unlikely locations in years past, like Slovenia, the Ukraine, and Scandinavia. While each region brings its own cultural viewpoint into play, some of the most intriguing music happens when artists from ...