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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons

Read "Diatom Ribbons" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

The virtuoso pianist and composer Kris Davis has been ubiquitous in 2019. Her projects with Nate Wooley, Ken Vandermark, and Craig Taborn have been complemented by her appointment to the faculty of the Berklee Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Davis will serve as associate director of creative development and teach composition and improvisation courses. The ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kris Davis: Diatom Ribbons

Read "Diatom Ribbons" reviewed by Troy Dostert

To call pianist Kris Davis stylistically omnivorous would seem to be an understatement. While she started her career solidly in the avant-garde circles that brought her into projects with stalwarts of the genre like Ingrid Laubrock, Tyshawn Sorey, Tom Rainey and Tony Malaby, that hasn't stopped her from forging connections with other musicians not typically included ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz em Agosto 2019

Read "Jazz em Agosto 2019" reviewed by Stefano Merighi


Jazz em agosto
Lisbona
1-4.8.2019

Resistenza e narrazioni.

Questo in sintesi il filo conduttore dell'edizione 2019 di Jazz em Agosto, in corso di svolgimento come sempre presso la fondazione Gulbenkian a Lisbona. Un'edizione “militante," dunque, sebbene non così originale come in altre occasioni, vista la ripresa di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Gabriel Ferrandini: Volúpias

Read "Volúpias" reviewed by Don Phipps

Portuguese American drummer Gabriel Ferrandini's album Volúpias offers fascinating, impressionistic sound-portraits of the streets and avenues of Lisbon. Yet, unlike what one might expect from an ode to the urban experience, Ferrandini's portraits are often sedate and abstract, more a stroll than a view from a passing vehicle window.

These impressions are given form ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Linda May Han Oh: Aventurine

Read "Aventurine" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Che il talento di Linda May Han Oh includesse doti compositive era evidente nei suoi album da leader, in particolare nel recente Walk Against Wind. Piena conferma è quest'album appena uscito, dove la scrittura è predominante e i risultati sorprendenti per ricchezza e originalità delle soluzioni.

Alla guida di un organico del tutto ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Ceramic Dog: YRU Still Here?

Read "YRU Still Here?" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Marc Ribot è tornato coi suoi Ceramic Dog e con un album YRU Still Here? che si inserisce nel solco della piega politica e di protesta che da tempo lo contraddistingue. I suoi compagni di viaggio per questa terza uscita marcata Ceramic Dog (a 10 anni compiuti dall'avvio del progetto) sono Shahzad Ismaily e Ches Smith ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Erik Friedlander - Throw a Glass al Piacenza Jazz Fest 2019

Read "Erik Friedlander - Throw a Glass al Piacenza Jazz Fest 2019" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Throw a Glass: Erik Friedlander, Uri Caine, Mark Helias, Ches Smith
Piacenza Jazz Fest 2019
Galleria Alberoni
Piacenza
5.4.2019

Non poteva che risultare liquida, talvolta euforica, talaltra depressa e a tratti stupendamente allucinatoria la trasposizione live di Artemisia, l'album che Throw a Glass, il super-gruppo capitanato da Erik Friedlander, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sun of Goldfinger at Nublu 151

Read "Sun of Goldfinger at Nublu 151" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Sun of Goldfinger
Nublu 151
151 Avenue C
March 22, 2019

Nublu 151 is one of those venues only New York City, or more specifically, the Lower East Side, can get away with. From the outside, it looks like a construction barrier: black plywood with a door cut into it. Maybe ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New music from Lioness, Time Grove and Tom Rainey

Read "New music from Lioness, Time Grove and Tom Rainey" reviewed by Bob Osborne

To celebrate International Women's Day a new album from the sextet Lioness on Posi-Tone Records, also music from Time Grove, a new one from Tom Rainey trio with Mary Halvorson and Ingrid Laubrock, a massive slice of excellent sounds created by David Torn. Tim Berne and Ches Smith as Sun of Goldfinger, three tunes from Ernesto ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

Jazz At Atlas Kicks Off 2019 Season With Thumbscrew

This cooperative project features a trio of gifted musicians and composers—guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Michael Formanek and drummer/percussionist Tomas Fujiwara—performing their own compositions and selected standards with an exacting prowess wed to a liberated swing that is glorious to behold. Thumbscrew performs on Saturday, March 30 at 8 PM. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at ...