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Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Sessions

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This lovingly and lavishly packaged set reissues two of reedman Eric Dolphy's LPs along with outtakes from the two day 1963 sessions which yielded them, along with some unreleased later material on which Dolphy was a sideman. The set places a well-deserved focus on one of the pioneers of what became known as the New Thing, ...

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Eric Dolphy: Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Sessions

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Although his iconic Out to Lunch! (Blue Note, 1964) is one of a handful of undisputed avant-garde jazz masterpieces, Eric Dolphy's stature has never quite risen fully to the level of the jazz titans. Some of this is probably due to his untimely death at age 36, just as he was reaching new creative peaks; and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Intervista a Stefano Zenni, direttore artistico di Metastasio Jazz

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Storico del jazz e musicologo tra i più apprezzati del nostro paese, docente nei conservatori, brillante conferenziere, collaboratore di Radio Rai, autore di libri fondamentali come Storia del Jazz. Una prospettiva globale (Stampa Alternativa, 2012) e Che razza di musica. Jazz, blues, soul e le trappole del colore (EDT, 2016), Stefano Zenni è da molti anni ...

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West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio: L.A. Strictly Confidential

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Quarant'anni di Ictus, ventiquattro di States, diciassette come cittadino americano: con alle spalle questi numeri, se vogliamo persino pedissequi (ma significativi), Andrea Centazzo approda a un nuovo album, di rimpatriata jazzistica. Lo certifica lui stesso, affermando: “Il West Coast Chamber Jazz Trio riprende stilemi di quel genere, trasformando composizioni del mio repertorio (dall'opera lirica all'orchestra e ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dialogo su Thomas Chapin, con Stefano Pastor e Stefano Leonardi

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La realizzazione del documentario Thomas Chapin, Night Bird Song ci offre l'occasione di fare una chiacchierata con il violinista Stefano Pastor e il flautista Stefano Leonardi, due tenaci e impavidi musicisti e improvvisatori che nel 2014 hanno pubblicato, in quartetto con Fridolin Blumer al contrabbasso e Heinz Geisser alla batteria, il CD Conversations about Thomas Chapin: ...

James Brandon Lewis e il Questionario di Proust

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Save the Date - Maggio 2015

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Maggio, tempo di festival. Concerti e rassegne da un angolo all'altro dello Stivale. Piazze piene, cortili aperti, giardini sonanti: non c'è che da scegliere. In base ai gusti, alle distanze e agli impegni. Dal canto nostro, come ogni mese, ci permettiamo di caldeggiare le proposte più allettanti e fuori dagli schemi, lasciando da parte i cartelloni ...

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Rudresh Mahanthappa: Dancing on the Edges of Time

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Saxophonist and composer Rudresh Mahanthappa is constantly making waves in the music world, expanding the technique of his instrument and integrating jazz and world music, especially that of his parents' native land, India. Brilliantly innovative, he often surprises with his improvisations and the way he transforms the music into something new and stimulating. India's great poet, ...

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Nicole Mitchell: Engraved In The Wind

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As a musician, flutist Nicole Mitchell brooks no constraints to her artistry. Not content with large scale orchestral works, such as Arc of O (Rogue Art, 2012), small group interaction with her Indigo Trio and mid-sized ensembles exemplified by her Black Earth Ensemble on Three Compositions (Rogue Art, 2013), she now takes on the ultimate challenge ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers at London Jazz Festival 2013

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Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers: London, England, November 21-23, 2013
Wadada Leo Smith
Café Oto
London
November 21-23, 2013

As part of the London Jazz Festival, over three consecutive evenings, Dalston's Cafe Oto presented the European premiere of trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Ten Freedom Summers magnum opus. ...