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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

JD Allen: Graffiti

Read "Graffiti" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La carriera di JD Allen è sempre stata segnata dalle stigmate di appartenenza alla famiglia dei cosiddetti giovani leoni del mainstream, benché nel celebrato album di debutto per Red Record datato 1999--In Search of JD Allen--i segnali di una vivace curiosità e attenzione verso forme meno canoniche di jazz fossero ben presenti. In seguito al trasferimento ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jason Lindner: Beyond the Solo

Read "Jason Lindner: Beyond the Solo" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Jason Linder has been at the center of modern jazz's evolution for nearly two decades. His distinctive and flexible piano and synthesizer sound have placed him in a bewildering array of musical contexts and whether it's accompanying Anat Cohen, collaborating with Dafnis Prieto, or challenging the very edges of contemporary jazz--edges he has helped carve--Lindner consistently ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Introducing Nir Felder

Read "Introducing Nir Felder" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La recente uscita di Golden Age, debutto da leader di Nir Felder (Okeh 2014), conferma i positivi riconoscimenti che il chitarrista ottiene sulla scena musicale di New York. A partire da maestri come Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington o Jack DeJohnette, molti jazzmen l'hanno coinvolto nei loro organici, facendolo conoscere oltre la cerchia del suo pubblico ...

NEWS: EVENT

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Features Meshell Ndegeocello, Will Calhoun Trio, Christian Scott And More

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Features Meshell Ndegeocello, Will Calhoun Trio, Christian Scott And More

On September 28, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 13th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston’s historic South End – home to several legendary clubs during Boston’s jazz heyday. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, Latin, blues, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one of the world’s leading ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Me'Shell Ndegéocello: Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone

Read "Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nei giorni in cui scriviamo questa recensione divampa una polemica sulla scelta dell'attrice che dovrebbe interpretare il ruolo di Nina Simone nell'atteso film biografia: l'annunciata Zoe Saldana sarebbe infatti - e in effetti lo è - un po' troppo “bianca" rispetto alla celebre cantante che dovrebbe impersonare e molte voci di protesta si stanno levando, tanto più che la Simone ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Lionel Loueke: Heritage

Read "Heritage" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Lionel Loueke's two previous Blue Note recordings--Karibu (2008) and Mwaliko (2010)--displayed his usual virtuosity as a guitarist/vocalist who links his West African Beninese musical roots with a modernist jazz outlook that is uniquely his own. On Heritage, he's assembled new musicians and hooks up with innovative pianist Robert Glasper, who coproduced and performs on the album. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012

Read "Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012" reviewed by Greg Thomas

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Montréal, Canada
June 28-July 7, 2012
From the time of the airplane's descent to the airport in Montréal, I knew something was different and perhaps special about this place. Instead of a square or rectangular grid style of suburban housing plots, from my window I saw circular formations of housing, ...

Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio

Read "Black Radio" reviewed by Troy Collins

Evoking the fruitful jazz and pop crossover efforts of the 1970s, pianist Robert Glasper's Experiment infuses improvisational sensibilities into an array of contemporary black music traditions, from R&B and neo-soul to funk and hip-hop. Glasper is no stranger to such collaborations; in addition to leading his own acoustic and electric ensembles, he is music director of ...

Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio

Read "Black Radio" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Robert Glasper's love for the music of his upbringing is deep. The sounds of hip hop, R&B, and urban soul music are intrinsically linked to a brilliant young jazz pianist who has gigged with jazz icons, headlined his own bands, and released a number of noteworthy recordings, including 2007's In My Element (Bluenote) and 2009's Double ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Noah Haidu: Carving Out His Place

Read "Noah Haidu: Carving Out His Place" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

New York-based pianist Noah Haidu came to jazz through the blues, listening to the searing, soulful guitar moans of Buddy Guy and Albert King. But his training, at the age of six, had its advent in classical music. He also likes to experiment with electronics.

All these things go into the musical blender of ...