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Content by tag "Paul McCandless"

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Electric Coen

Read "Electric Coen" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Era il 2008 quando intervistammo Gabriele Coen, allora interessante ma ancora poco noto sassofonista e compositore romano. Oggi, dieci anni dopo, Gabriele ha sviluppato e messo a frutto la sua ricerca nella tradizione musicale ebraica (già allora aveva pubblicato con la moglie Isotta Toso un libro sulla storia del klezmer, “Musica Errante," edito da Stampa Alternativa) ...

Oregon: Lantern

Read "Lantern" reviewed by John Kelman

Despite having to replace percussionists a couple of times since its inception in 1970, Oregon's otherwise consistent lineup of reed/woodwind multi-instrumentalist Paul McCandless, guitarist/pianist/primary composer Ralph Towner and double bassist Glen Moore remained unchanged for forty-five years--surely some kind of record in the jazz world. And with current drummer/percussionist Mark Walker joining the group for 1997's ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Towner: The Accidental Guitarist

Read "Ralph Towner: The Accidental Guitarist" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ralph Towner is a rather atypical figure in the vast world of jazz guitar. His instruments of choice are the classical guitar, which when he started, in the '60s, was played almost exclusively by guitarists related to Brazilian music like Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeida and Bola Sete, and the 12-string guitar, very common in the folk ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Ralph Towner: un americano a Roma

Read "Ralph Towner: un americano a Roma" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Ralph Towner rappresenta sicuramente una figura atipica nel vasto mondo della chitarra jazz. In primo luogo per gli strumenti usati: la chitarra classica, che negli anni '60 in ambito jazzistico era utilizzata solamente da musicisti legati alla musica brasiliana come Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almeida e Bola Sete, e la chitarra 12-corde, che proveniva dal mondo folk ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Zlatko Kaučič Reflettiva! a San Vito Jazz 2017

Read "Zlatko Kaučič Reflettiva! a San Vito Jazz 2017" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Zlatko Kaucic Reflettiva!
San Vito Jazz 2017
Auditorium Comunale
San Vito al Tagliamento
11.03.2017

Tagliato lo scorso anno il traguardo dei dieci anni di vita con un tris di concerti dal tutto esaurito, San Vito Jazz ha quest'anno alzato l'asticella spostandosi dal suggestivo ma poco capiente Teatro Arrigoni al ben ...

Joachim Kühn/Chris Jennings/Eric Schaefer: Beauty & Truth

Read "Beauty & Truth" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

German born pianist/composer Joachim Kühn is not without a global following though it's a shame that he is not more widely recognized in the US. Having spent much of his professional life in Paris, he did occupy some time between, residing in California. His musical interests are as broad as the roster of top-tier artists he ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ralph Towner: My Foolish Heart

Read "My Foolish Heart" reviewed by Henning Bolte

If you are lucky enough to experience this guitarist live, the astonishment about the abundance and the richness of colors of his sound on the acoustic instrument should be extraordinary and should let you forget within minutes the bravura of electrified sound. Towner's wealthy guitar playing has something rather complete in itself. For him the solo ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mariah Parker Indo Latin Jazz: Live in Concert

Read "Live in Concert" reviewed by David Becker

Traditional Indian music, various Latin styles and contemporary jazz have negotiated an unlikely but productive friendship in the Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble, a periodically convened combo of top Northern California jazz and world music players led by pianist Mariah Parker.

She reunites the unit for Live in Concert (Ancient Future.com Records, 2017), a collection ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Ratatet: Arctic

Read "Arctic" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Disco di esordio per Ratatet, sestetto di San Francisco diretto dal batterista Alan Hall, che presenta una musica semplice e swingante, di stampo cameristico ancorché qua e là screziata di elettronica, caratterizzata e resa personale dall'accuratezza degli arrangiamenti e -soprattutto -dalla particolare strumentazione dell'organico.

Le undici tracce, tutte relativamente brevi (solo tre arrivano ai ...

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. ...


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