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Umbria Jazz Winter

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Umbria Jazz Winter
Varie sedi
Orvieto
28.12.2018-01.01.2019

La ventiseiesima edizione di Umbria Jazz Winter ha visto una programmazione più che mai all'insegna del jazz italiano. Potremmo anzi definirla la “dolce casa del jazz italiano," nel senso che era non solo tesa a celebrare nomi ed esperienze ormai consacrati, ma anche pensata ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die, Part 2

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This week we continue the retrospective dedicated to Frank Zappa's complex relationship with jazz, through a mix of the jazzier compositions performed by Zappa himself and countless tributes to his music paid by jazz musicians.

As Frank Zappa loved to say, quoting Edgard Varèse, “the present day composer refuses to die" and the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

William Tatge, un italiano (di radici americane) a New York

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Nato in Umbria da genitori statunitensi, cresciuto in Italia dove si è diplomato al conservatorio e ha studiato jazz con vari maestri del nostro paese, oltre un decennio fa il pianista e compositore William Tatge ha poi deciso di trasferirsi a New York, dove ha da poco pubblicato un disco in trio, General Cargo, pubblicato dalla ...

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Frank Zappa's Jazz Legacy Refuses to Die

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Frank Zappa may have said “jazz is not dead, it just smells funny" but looking at his life and music one does not get the impression that he really believed that jazz was decomposing or dying a slow death.

On Freak Out, one of the most impressive debut albums of all times, he ...

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Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 2)

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This week we continue our exploration of jazz interpretations of today's popular music, with renditions of the songs of artists ranging from Kraftwerk to Sly Stone, from Bjork to Frank Zappa, from J.J. Cale to Bob Marley and more.

Happy listening! And if you like this episode, check Part 1

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Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 1)

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The compositions that we refer to as “jazz standards" were the pop songs of their time, before gradually developing into mainstays of the jazz repertoire. This week we focus on jazz interpretations of today's popular music, with renditions of the songs of artists ranging from Marvin Gaye to Sonic Youth, from Prince to Led Zeppelin, from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Stefano Bollani Trio: Mediterraneo. Jazz at Berlin Philarmonic

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Il diciassettesimo disco per la serie Jazz at Berlin Philarmonic, diretta da Siggi Loch e pubblicata dalla ACT, sposta l'attenzione dal jazz centro e nord europeo per mettere a fuoco l'Italia.

Protagonista della serata documentata su disco, il 12 Giugno 2017, era Stefano Bollani, alla testa del suo “trio danese," ma affiancato anche dal ...

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Stefano Bollani: Que Bom

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The worlds of Italian and Brazilian music meet on Que Bom, pianist Stefano Bollani's masterful 43rd album. Bollani lets his songwriting do the brunt of the work, leading to an accessible project, that still shimmers with inventive moments. Bollani has a keen melodic sense that makes these songs immediately come alive. The opening song, “Sbucata da ...

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Umbria Jazz 2018 - prima parte

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Umbria Jazz
Varie sedi
Perugia
13-16.07.2018

Seguire Umbria Jazz significa soprattutto frequentare in tutte le ore della giornata i suoi diversi e caratterizzati spazi; sono loro infatti che, all'aperto o al chiuso, con la loro storia, dimensione, accessibilità, sono commisurati a una programmazione differenziata per generi musicali e forza attrattiva dei ...

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Stefano Bollani Que Bom all'Estate Fiesolana

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Stefano Bollani Que Bom
Estate Fiesolana
Teatro Romano
Fiesole
10.7.2018

A distanza di dieci anni dalla precedente immersione nella musica brasiliana con Carioca, Stefano Bollani convoca nuovamente tre dei suoi compagni di allora --Jorge Helder Rodrigues al contrabbasso, Jurim Moreira alla batteria e Armando Marçal alle percussioni --e ...