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Alchemy

Label: Pi Recordings
Released: 2014
Track listing: Ishtarum; Nid qablitum; Embubum-Ishatum-Pitum; 12 Cycles; Quartal; Balad; Five Phases; Athar Kurd; Miniature 1; 10; Ending Piece.

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Amir ElSaffar: Alchemy

Read "Alchemy" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Segnatevi questo nome perché Amir ElSaffar è destinato a fare grandi cose. Sull'esempio di Charles Tolliver e Woody Shaw omaggiati nella postbopppistica “Athar Kurd," il trombettista statunitense di origini irachene vanta un timbro caldo ed avvolgente. Il suo magniloquente solismo è qui sostenuto da una originale progettualità rivolta ad integrare le tecniche modali arabe nel mondo ...

Alchemy

Label: Brassland
Released: 2010

Alchemy

Label: Not Two Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: 29.09; 24.41; 17.22.

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Return Of The New Thing: Alchemy

Read "Alchemy" reviewed by Nic Jones

This quartet mines some open spaces with commitment but the results aren't really all that involving. This is due in no small part to the fact that their focus seems to ebb and flow. This results in music that's at some moments diffuse, and at others full of the kind of all-out intensity that's mostly rhetoric ...

Alchemy

Label: EmArcy
Released: 2007
Track listing: Alchemy; Coisa Do Rio; Stories Untold; Line For Tommy Flanagan; Waiting On You; Angel; For Duke & Strayhorn; City At The Bottom Of The Sea; Betwen Our Hearts; Zero Gravity; Dancarina; Maastricht; Selva.

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Jeff Gardner: Alchemy

Read "Alchemy" reviewed by Martin Gladu

The alchemists' esoteric quest of transforming the mundane into the precious and pure, literally such as transmuting base metals into gold, but also figuratively, applies to art and artists as well. For their part, jazz musicians extricate vibrations from instruments to translate feelings and touch peoples' souls. Maybe inspired by the nobler aspirations of the age ...


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