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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alan Hall: Heroes, Saints and Clowns

Read "Heroes, Saints and Clowns" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Ratatet, the sextet led by drummer Alan Hall, doesn't seem to quite fit into a musical box of any style or shape. One of the San Francisco Bay area's most respected musical performers and educators, Hall assembled this uniquely constructed ensemble from fragments of previous engagements: He previously played in a trio called Electreo with Paul ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Heartbeats Full of Soul

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Nicola Conte & Spiritual Galaxy
Let Your Light Shine On
MPS
2018

One of the best parts of Let Your Light Shine On is how it plucks out musical threads from throughout the galaxy (more on that later) and knits them together into truly groovy, soulful cloth. But ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Zlatko Kaučič alla Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze

Read "Zlatko Kaučič alla Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Zlatko Kaučič
Uffizi Live 2018
Gallerie degli Uffizi
Firenze
21.8.2018

Per il terzo anno la Galleria degli Uffizi, uno dei musei più importanti al mondo, ha dato vita a una serie di spettacoli, svoltisi nei giorni di apertura anche serale della galleria. Tra le circa cinquecentocinquanta proposte pervenute alla ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018

Read "TD Ottawa Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by John Kelman

2018 TD Ottawa Jazz Festival
Multiple Venues
Ottawa, Canada
June 21-June 26, 2018

For its 2018 edition, the 39th annual TD Ottawa Jazz Festival faced a number of significant logistical challenges.

First, Confederation Park, which has traditionally been the location of its large, outdoor venue, a food court and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Alan Ferber Big Band: Jigsaw

Read "Jigsaw" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Jigsaw mapped out by trombonist Alan Ferber's splendid New York City-based ensemble comprises a number of dissimilar pieces, drawn from a broad range of musical patterns, which makes its assemblage arduous yet ultimately rewarding. Ferber's sophisticated arrangements manifest a pensive, and at times ethereal, temper that is far removed from the realm of flag-wavers and ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017

Read "John Kelman's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by John Kelman

For those who may have noticed, there have been no best of lists coming from yours truly since 2014; sadly, the chronic health problem that has reduced my previous writing pace to a crawl continues without much respite. My best of the year lists have always been predicated upon having reviewed the releases chosen, and with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

McCandless, Taylor, Balducci, Rabbia: Evansiana

Read "Evansiana" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Questo disco nasce nel 2014, pensato per dare seguito al precedente lavoro del quartetto messo assieme da Pierluigi Balducci, Blue for Heaven, ma la scelta del contenuto (e quindi del titolo) è dovuta da un lato -come scrive Balducci nelle note -al fatto che i «quattro musicisti forse non vedevano l'ora di poter suonare Bill Evans», ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul McCandless: Morning Sun

Read "Morning Sun" reviewed by Jack Bowers

First things first. The full title of this decorous CD is Morning Sun: Adventures with Oboe--Paul McCandless with the Paul Winter Consort: A Retrospective. It covers sixteen recordings made by oboist McCandless spanning a forty-year period (1970-2010), all save three with the Winter Consort. Needless to say, a large number of musicians were involved; their names ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Oregon alla Casa del Jazz di Roma

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Oregon
Summertime 2017
Casa del Jazz
Roma
17.7.2017

Quello degli Oregon è un gradito ritorno sulle scene romane dopo qualche anno di assenza, in occasione del tour per la presentazione del nuovo album, Lantern, appena pubblicato dalla CAM Jazz, e primo lavoro con il nuovo contrabbassista, il nostro Paolino ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Oregon: Lantern

Read "Lantern" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Pochi gruppi, soprattutto nel mondo del jazz, possono vantare una tenuta così lunga come quella degli Oregon, che si sta ormai avvicinando al mezzo secolo di vita (il quartetto è stato fondato nel 1970). Lantern è il trentesimo titolo della loro discografia (contando anche un paio di antologie), pubblicato come i quattro precedenti dalla etichetta italiana ...