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Ricordiamo Michael Brecker

Read "Ricordiamo Michael Brecker" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sono trascorsi più di dieci anni dalla morte di Michael Brecker, avvenuta il 13 gennaio 2007, il giorno dopo quella di Alice Coltrane. Brecker è stato il massimo e più influente sax tenore post-coltraniano ed è quanto mai doveroso ricordarne la vita e il percorso artistico.

Il 25 gennaio di quest'anno la comunità jazzistica ...

Eliane Elias: Dance of Time

Read "Dance of Time" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Two years ago, Eliane Elias released Made In Brazil (Concord, 2015) and all it did was win the 2016 Grammy for Best Latin Album. It's a great album and with Dance of Time, Elias hasn't repeated a successful formula; she's perfected it. This is an opulent recording, rich in its authenticity and lavish in its glorious ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Donny McCaslin Group at The Arden Gild Hall

Read "The Donny McCaslin Group at The Arden Gild Hall" reviewed by Mike Jacobs

The Donny McCaslin Group
Arden Gild Hall
Arden, Delaware
January 14, 2017

Arden Delaware isn't exactly known as a jazz mecca but, with the coming of the Donny McCaslin Group to the Arden Gild Hall, it became one--for a little while at least. And in the best jazz traditions, the show ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In

Read "Paul Winter Sextet: Count Me In" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The Paul Winter Sextet might just be one of the best early sixties groups you never heard. Their story, and that of their leader and altoist Paul Winter's, is certainly one of the most remarkable in jazz. Had some director made a film of the Sextet's short life, jazz buffs would have scoffed at the conceit. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz 2016

Read "Umbria Jazz 2016" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Umbria Jazz 2016
Perugia, varie sedi
8-17.07.2016

Sul numero di maggio di Downbeat vengono riportati in sintesi i calendari dei più importanti jazz festival estivi dell'intero globo. È facile constatare che i programmi degli appuntamenti europei di maggior richiamo sono spesso analoghi a quello di Umbria Jazz, basandosi su una serie ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Peter Erskine: Paging Dr. Um

Read "Peter Erskine: Paging Dr. Um" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

There's not much ground drummer Peter Erskine hasn't covered.

He's said to have appeared on more than 600 albums. He has won two Grammys and holds an honorary doctorate from the Berklee College of Music. He's been a part of the big bands of Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson, and has played with the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steven Wilson at Theatre St-Denis

Read "Steven Wilson at Theatre St-Denis" reviewed by John Kelman

Steven Wilson
Théâtre St-Denis
Montréal, Canada
March 2, 2016

Perhaps one of the biggest signs of multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson's continued upward trajectory is this: less than nine months after selling out two nights at the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2015, he brought his top- drawer band back to Montreal ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Peter Erskine: Dr. Um

Read "Dr. Um" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

It would appear that this project has awakened the Peter Erskine of yore, the drummer who became legend while cresting the waves of fusion with Weather Report and Steps Ahead.

In recent years Erskine's drumming has been spare, elegant, open, and, in enough instances, lightly swinging. If one word would come to mind ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Wayne Shorter: The Blue Note Albums

Read "The Blue Note Albums" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Cinque ore di musica sublime per immergersi nell'universo shorteriano. Per i palati sopraffini, un'occasione imperdibile per riascoltare alcune delle gemme del catalogo Blue Note. Cosa distingue queste dalle coeve incisioni hard-bop? Come ben testimonia The All Seeing Eye, è il proiettare le più avanzate idee melodiche, armoniche e ritmiche del quintetto davisiano verso atmosfere più sospese ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Legendary Drummer Peter Erskine To Release “Dr. Um” (Fuzzy Music) On January 15, 2016

Legendary Drummer Peter Erskine To Release “Dr. Um” (Fuzzy Music) On January 15, 2016

Take a look at any list of the world’s greatest drummers, and Peter Erskine’s name will invariably be near the top. For more than four decades, Erskine has proven among the most consistently innovative and reliable masters of his instrument. He’s appeared on over 600 albums and film scores, more than 50 of those albums as ...


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