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Content by tag "Elliot Sharp"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

A dialogo con Andrea Massaria

Read "A dialogo con Andrea Massaria" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Nel 2009 intervistammo il chitarrista triestino Andrea Massaria, allora autore di alcuni dischi in trio e in quartetto, di genere abbastanza convenzionale ma di ottima fattura, che stava avvicinandosi a un universo per lui nuovo, fatto di sperimentazione e improvvisazione radicale, testimoniati dal CD con il Chladni Experiment Trio, 5053, e dalla partecipazione a una conduction ...

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Three

Read "I Never Meta Guitar Three" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Il terzo volume della serie antologica curata da Elliott Sharp e dedicata alla chitarra del XXI secolo segue l'impostazione dei primi due, aggiungendo il contributo di altri 18 chitarristi. Come nel caso dei due precedenti, l'enfasi è dedicata all'esplorazione delle possibilità di generare nuove sonorità con una chitarra, acustica o elettrica, utilizzando tecniche per lo più ...

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Three

Read "I Never Meta Guitar Three" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Few would be more equipped to produce this series of various guitarists parading their avant-garde stuff other than New York City-based, and world-renown experimental guitar acolyte, Elliot Sharp. This third installment of the ongoing extravaganza showcases the far-flung imaginations of 18 artists, continuously pushing the envelope via a kaleidoscopic presentation sketched with unconventional acoustic-electric tone poems. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Room

Read "Room" reviewed by Paul Naser

Serious fans of guitar may have heard of both Nels Cline and Julian Lage, but many listeners more likely know only one or the other of these guitar giants. The two innovators have very different styles and sounds. Cline is known primarily for his work with Wilco and The Nels Cline Singers, where his compositions function ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014
Rotterdam, Netherlands
July, 11, 2014

The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam is the biggest indoor festival in Europe. It is organized by Mojo Concerts and The Security Company, both part of Live Nation Entertainment, a worldwide operating live event mega-organizer (240,000 events annually in 33 countries). ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall: Chamaeleon

Read "Chamaeleon" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The sophomore album of guitarist Edward Ricart's powerful quartet (after Ancón, Slam, 2011), now augmented with legendary British saxophonist Paul Dunmall, is a masterful demonstration of free jazz mixed with inspirations from alternative, avant-rock outfits.

Ricart, whose list of collaborations covers an impressive spectrum, ranging from hardcore punk band Black Flag and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

William Hooker Brings Drum Thunder To Outpost 186 Cambridge MA on Sunday April 14th

William Hooker Brings Drum Thunder To Outpost 186 Cambridge MA on Sunday April 14th

The venerable William Hooker rolls into town for a solo performance involving projected visuals and a duet segment with trumpeter Forbes Graham. The proceedings will commence at 8 pm with a suggested donation of $10.00. Mr. Hooker has been an avid collaborator with Knitting Factory notables such as Elliot Sharp, Thurston Moore and Zeena Parkins in addition to the many stellar adherents ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Enjoy Jazz 2012, Days 1-14, October 2-15, 2012

Read "Enjoy Jazz 2012, Days 1-14, October 2-15, 2012" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Enjoy Jazz 2012
Heidelberg / Mannheim / Ludwigshafen, Germany
October 2-November 10, 2012
Expressed in numbers, the 14th edition of Enjoy Jazz, advertized as a “Festival for Jazz and Other Things," brings up an impressive count: 59 concerts performed in 32 locations, with 265 musicians from 24 countries. Put into words the numbers reveal a most ...

ARTICLE: ON AND OFF THE GRID

What Is Jazz Now?

Read "What Is Jazz Now?" reviewed by Dom Minasi

Back in February, All About Jazz Managing Editor John Kelman asked me to develop a column based on points I made in the comment section of the article BAM or JAZZ: Why It Matters. I still feel the same way, but trumpeter Nicholas Payton's statement that jazz died in 1959 made me think, and I've been ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Evan Parker: Deciphering the Noise

Read "Evan Parker: Deciphering the Noise" reviewed by Henry Cooke

Imagine for a moment that the average jazz enthusiast is similar to a competent swimmer: safe within the confines of their local pool they're comfortable, perhaps a little brash.

Individual lanes silently determine your path whilst lifeguards monitor your tempo with their special brand of overprotective nonchalance. Even the reassuring sting of chlorine serves as ...


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