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Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius: Good Stuff

Read "Good Stuff" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il pianista finlandese Iiro Rantala e il chitarrista tedesco Ulf Wakenius sono due tra i più straordinari musicisti europei e tuttavia --forse a causa del loro stile estroso ma relativamente convenzionale --anche tra i più sottovalutati. Alfieri della eccellente etichetta ACT, proprio grazie a quest'ultima hanno avuto modo di collaborare, per un concerto a più voci ...

Various Artists: E.S.T. Symphony

Read "E.S.T. Symphony" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Before Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008 there were clear signs that e.s.t. was hungry to explore new musical terrain; Leucocyte (ACT Records, 2008), the trio's live-in-the-studio improvisation with its metal-jazz thunder, brooding electronics and epic excursions was proof of that. However, five years previously, Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom had played a handful of ...

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April Jazz Festival in Espoo, Finland

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April Jazz
Espoo, Finland
April 26-30, 2017

April in southern Finland is a time of rapidly lengthening daylight and often crystalline blue skies heralding spring. This year though relentless gray skies and bitter winds made the appeal of a long weekend of top class jazz an even stronger motivation to ignore the ...

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

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Montreux Jazz Festival 2016
Various Venues
jny: Montreux, Switzerland
July 9-12, 2016

No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

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Jazz and Joy Festival 2015

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Jazz and Joy Festival 2015
Worms, Germany
June 19-21, 2015

The Jazz and Joy Festival, located in the German town of Worms, celebrated its 25th anniversary. Not far from Frankfurt on Main, Worms carries an illustrious historical heritage, as the site of the Middle Age Nibelung Legend, which was later masterfully rendered ...

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Iiro Rantala al Pinocchio Live Jazz di Firenze

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Pinocchio Live Jazz
Firenze
17.01.2015

Un jazz club può non apparire il luogo più adatto per mettere in scena un piano solo, tipo di performance che richiede attenzione e raccoglimento per essere apprezzata. Ma quando l'interprete del piano solo è non solo bravissimo, ma anche creativo, pirotecnico, ironico, irruente, ...

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Iiro Rantala at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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Iiro Rantala
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane
jny:Dublin
March 8, 2015

There's a commonly held belief that anything that is free can't be worth a damn. Not so. Luckily, thanks to Dublin City Council, the Arts Council of Ireland and Improvised Music Company, spring in the Irish capital welcomes not ...

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Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

Hong Kong International Jazz Festival Attracts Top Names

The Hong Kong International Jazz Festival is back with a host of great jazz from the 29th September to the 2nd October. Now in its sixth edition, this most iconic of Asian cities provides a spectacular backdrop to a truly exciting series of concerts featuring top international names including the Asaf Sirkis Trio, the Lars Danielsson ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Iiro Rantala - Michael Wollny - Leszek Mozdzer: Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic 1

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Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic 1 documenta il concerto dell'11 dicembre 2012 alla Berlin Philharmonic di tre protagonisti del pianoforte nordeuropeo: il tedesco Michael Wollny, il finlandese Iiro Rantala e il polacco Leszek Mozdzer. Incidono tutti per l'ACT, l'etichetta tedesca che dalla morte di Svensson cerca nuovi protagonisti per un piano jazz di natura prettamente europea. La serata ...

Iiro Rantala: My History of Jazz

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Il pianista finlandese Iiro Rantala è uno dei jazzmen più apprezzati del mondo scandinavo e in questo nuovo lavoro ripercorre i temi centrali della sua formazione musicale, in cui riveste uno spazio importante la musica classica in generale e Bach in particolare. Questo tipo di riflessioni sul passato e sui motivi ispiratori si compie generalmente a un'età avanzata ...