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John Zorn: Nove Cantici per Francesco d'Assisi

Read "Nove Cantici per Francesco d'Assisi" reviewed by Don Phipps

Those who admire Spanish guitar music will greatly appreciate the beautiful airy set of compositions on Nove cantici per Francesco D'Assisi by John Zorn. Zorn, best known for his challenging, cerebral and complex avant-garde offerings, conjures up a set of pastoral tunes composed as part of a residency at New York's Frick Museum. The tunes feature ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Shake Stew, Louis Sclavis, John Zorn and More New Releases

Read "Shake Stew, Louis Sclavis, John Zorn and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

After two weeks exploring the legacy of Enrico Rava, here we are catching up with more global new releases. Join Mondo Jazz in a journey that takes us to St. Petersburg (Zhenya Strigalev)—via London and Santiago Del Chile (Federico Dannemann)—Tokyo (Ronin Arkestra)—via Los Angeles (Mark De Clive Lowe), Vienna (Shake Stew), Paris (Louis Sclavis), Rome (Alice ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Zorn: Nove Cantici per Francesco d'Assisi

Read "Nove Cantici per Francesco d'Assisi" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

John Zorn ci ha abituati da tempo a una produzione tanto quantitativamente copiosa quanto qualitativamente molto alta. Ultimamente ha diradato molto la frequenza delle pubblicazioni per la sua etichetta Tzadik, mantenendo però sempre un alto livello di qualità, e questo recente album ispirato alla figura di San Francesco d'Assisi rappresenta sicuramente uno dei suoi lavori migliori ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019

Read "Jazz Festival Ljubljana 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Cankarjev Dom Jazz Festival Ljubljana Ljubljana June 18-22, 2019 Ljubljana—capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of the EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy—hosts a now six decades old jazz festival. The event is organized by Cankarjev House/Cankarjev Dom, a prestigious, state-run cultural center in midtown Ljubljana opposite the ...

Terry Riley, Gyan Riley, Oliver Lake, Amir ElSaffar & Tommy Castro

Read "Terry Riley, Gyan Riley, Oliver Lake, Amir ElSaffar & Tommy Castro" reviewed by Martin Longley

Terry Riley & Gyan Riley (le) Poisson Rouge April 3, 2019 Terry Riley and his son Gyan Riley enjoy an ongoing duo performance situation, in a forum where the elder composer places the emphasis on spontaneous improvisation, impromptu sonic texturing and intimate musical dialogue. Catching him in this setting, it's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Julian Lage: Love Hurts

Read "Love Hurts" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

A un anno esatto di distanza dal precedente Modern Lore arriva il nuovo lavoro di Julian Lage, ex enfant prodige della chitarra, che a soli 31 anni può già permettersi di festeggiare quest'anno i 20 anni trascorsi dalla sua prima incisione professionale (un duetto con il mandolinista bluegrass David Grisman nell'album Dawg Duets). Nel frattempo non ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2017

Read "Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville 2017" reviewed by Mike Chamberlain

Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada May 18-21, 2017 In Canada, the Monday closest to May 24, the birthday of Queen Victoria, is a public holiday (in Quebec it has two names: Journée des Patriotes or Fête du Dollard--it's complicated), and the Victoria Day long weekend is the ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit: February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall

The 5th Annual Alternative Guitar Summit: February 4, 2015 @ Shapeshifter Lab And February 6-8, 2015 @ Rockwood Music Hall

Presenting 22 Guitarists, New Podcast Featuring Nels Cline, Plus Masterclasses @ Spectrum The 2015 AGS will feature 22 Guitarists!: Ben Monder, Steve Mackey, Scott Johnson, Lee Ranaldo, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Joel Harrison, Miles Okazaki, Kenny Wessel, Doug Wamble, Adam Levy, Sheryl Bailey, Michael Gregory Jackson, Anders Nilsson, Aaron Dugan, Marco Cappelli, Gyan Riley, David Fiuczynski, ...

NEWS: EVENT

Alternative Guitar Summit brings together Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Ben Monder, Thurston Moore: Jan. 13-15, plus many more

Alternative Guitar Summit brings together Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Ben Monder, Thurston Moore: Jan. 13-15, plus many more

Joel Harrison presents the Alternative Guitar Summit Co-sponsored by the New York Guitar Festival Featuring Nels Cline, Mary Halvorson, Vic Juris, Ben Monder, Thurston Moore and many more! January 13, 14 and 15, 2012 Rockwood Music Hall 196 Allen Street New York, NY 10002 (212) 477-4155 The guitar ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

John Zorn Presents Three Special Benefit Concerts for Japan

In the wake of the disaster that struck the country of Japan and the still unresolved dangers its people now face, composer and saxophonist John Zorn has organized three special benefit concerts in New York City. Shows will be held at Columbia University's Miller Theater, the Abrons Arts Center, and the Japan Society to raise funds ...


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