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ARTICLE: RADIO

Joy

Read "Joy" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Joy, something that we all need more of, especially on days with such lousy weather like these...

We are all familiar with the fact that music can greatly contribute to such state, and neuroscience has proved that when pleasurable music is heard, dopamine is released. Let's then focus on music that has a very ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Tomas Fujiwara: The More the Better

Read "Tomas Fujiwara: The More the Better" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Drummer Tomas Fujiwara is a man on a mission. With recent and upcoming projects too many to list, he's one of the most widely recorded and in-demand drummers in contemporary creative jazz. Somehow he found the time to talk with All About Jazz right after a sound check in preparation for his Triple Double sextet's headlining ...

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Hot Town

Read "Hot Town" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Brian Carpenter e la sua Ghost Train Orchestra proseguono la meritevole opera di recupero e talvolta di riscoperta della musica americana della prima metà del secolo scorso. Se nel precedente Book of Rhapsody l'attenzione era rivolta a quegli autori -Alec Wilder, John Kirby tra gli altri -alla ricerca di una via che apparentasse il jazz tradizionale ...

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Book of Rhapsodies

Read "Book of Rhapsodies" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Prendete la musica di quattro formazioni operanti nella fervida scena musicale americana degli anni Trenta e Quaranta, un ensemble di undici musicisti tra cui spiccano i nomi del leader Brian Carpenter, del sassofonista Andy Laster, del trombonista Curtis Hasselbring, un gruppo vocale di sei elementi, prestate attenzione al titolo e avrete un'idea della musica contenuta in ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

John Hollenbeck: profilo di artista

Read "John Hollenbeck: profilo di artista" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Lo scorso mese di agosto il 61° critics poll di Down Beat ha votato John Hollenbeck al primo posto tra gli arrangiatori emergenti, riproponendo valutazioni già espresse in passato (Rising Star Arranger nel 2012 e Rising Star Big Band nel 2011). È il doveroso riconoscimento a uno degli artisti più originali del jazz statunitense ma non ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Book Of Rhapsodies

Read "Book Of Rhapsodies" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you were to identify the music from Book Of Rhapsodies as cartoon music and asked to name specifically which cartoons, it might be easy to guess your age. The baby-boom generations would call bandleader Brian Carpenter's music the soundtrack to Bugs Bunny and Yosemite Sam and might guess Carl Stalling. X-Generation would identify the soundtrack ...

10 CD nel CD-Player di ...Curtis Hasselbring

Read "10 CD nel CD-Player di ...Curtis Hasselbring" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

01. Sonny Rollins - The Quartets Featuring Jim Hall (RCA Bluebird - 1988). L'ho ascoltato solo di recente perché non sono mai stato un fan della chitarra jazz. Ho un assoluto rispetto per Jim Hall e Sonny è qui ai suoi vertici. Tutto si combina perfettamente. 02. Sandy Denny - The Northstar Grassman and the Ravens (Island - 1971). Vocalist ...

Take Five With Dan Lehner

Read "Take Five With Dan Lehner" reviewed by Daniel Lehner

Meet Daniel Lehner:

Dan Lehner is a freelance trombonist, composer and educator in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Born in Hamilton, New Jersey, Lehner briefly attended University of the Arts in Philadelphia before finishing his undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies at William Paterson University, studying under New York trombonists John Mosca and Tim Newman, ...

Curtis Hasselbring: Number Stations

Read "Number Stations" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Basta dare un'occhiata ai nomi che compongono il settetto chiamato The New Mellow Edwards e ci si rende subito conto che il gruppo è da paura. Sette musicisti, compreso il leader, tra i più attivi e influenti della scena newyorchese, ognuno titolare di progetti che stanno marchiando a fuoco le sorti del jazz contemporaneo, riuniti per dare vita alla musica ...

Curtis Hasselbring: Number Stations

Read "Number Stations" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Many avant-garde composers, leaders or conductors employ various mechanisms to instruct the band for a specific composition. Here, longtime New York City alternative composer, trombonist Curtis Hasselbring integrates an all-star lineup for pieces inspired by a random series of numbers, based on shortwave radio stations. Hasslebring iterates that these pieces are hypothetically decoded and provide cryptic ...