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Jonathan Finlayson & Sicilian Defense Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Jonathan Finlayson's music has clarity of sound and atmosphere and, at the same time, keeps you on the edge of your seat. The American trumpeter knows how to make challenging music accessible, which he has already shown in the bands of Steve Coleman, Henry Threadgill and Steve Lehman. Like their music, his own compositions ...

Otis Sandsjö

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1. Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972)

Listening to Aretha coming home makes you feel like coming home. R.I.P.

2. Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar Gudjónsson, The Box Tree (Mengi, 2012).

This album was on repeat around the time of my daughter's birth a few months back. It says it all. A ...

Otis Sandsjo

Read "Otis Sandsjo" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

1. Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace (Atlantic, 1972).
Ascoltare Aretha ti fa sentire a casa. R.I.P.

2. Skúli Sverrisson, Óskar Gudjónsson, The Box Tree (Mengi, 2012).
Perennemente sul tasto repeat durante la nascita di mia figlia qualche mese fa. Un suono di sax proveniente da un altro pianeta.

4. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jonathan Finlayson: 3 Times Round

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Listening to the music of Jonathan Finlayson is kind of like being in the audience of a TED Talk where the entire house is packed with PhDs. You understand the presenter is operating on a higher level, and so the acquisition of knowledge requires attention and some discipline. But you come to expect a challenge from ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Hubert Dupont: Smart Grid

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Hubert Dupont's new live album, Smart Grid, finds the seasoned French bassist in good company. With the assistance of saxophonist Denis Guivarc'h, pianist Yvan Robilliard, and drummer Pierre Mangeard, Dupont manages to give the set's six original tunes the utmost life. The exceptional work of the quartet makes itself known in not only their improvisation and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer Sextet alla Casa del Jazz di Roma

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Vijay Iyer Sextet
Casa del Jazz
Roma Jazz Festival 2018
Roma
23.07.2018

Dopo aver fatto man bassa di premi nei referendum delle principali riviste jazz di tutto il mondo con il suo ultimo album Far from Over, pubblicato da ECM lo scorso anno, il pianista Vijay Iyer si è ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Funchal Jazz Festival 2018

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Funchal Jazz Festival 2018
Santa Catarina Park
Madeira, Portugal
July 12-14, 2018

A stunning tableau greets visitors to the Funchal Jazz Festival entering by the main gate, at the top of Santa Catarina Park. The first thing that catches the eye are the spectacular trees that define the park's boundaries. ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz 2018 - seconda parte

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Umbria Jazz
Varie sedi
Perugia
13-22.07.2018

Umbria Jazz 2018 ha chiuso i battenti: 1 milione 450 mila euro di incassi da biglietti e merchandising con 35.000 paganti. Numeri invidiabili, da capogiro, anche se un bilancio ragionato fra entrate e uscite richiederebbe un'analisi molto più approfondita.
Come abbiamo anticipato nella ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Vijay Iyer Sextet at The Village Vanguard

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Vijay Iyer Sextet
Village Vanguard
New York, NY
May 17, 2018

I'll recreate this blistering first set the best I can. The sextet nudged their way through the Vanguard's current crowd and its deep history. The applause built. Vijay Iyer took his place at the piano, turned to the crowd, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Maria Grand: Magdalena

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La si aspettava al varco (bonariamente parlando) dopo l'ottimo esordio con l'EP Tetrawind e Maria Grand, giovanissimo talento sbocciato alla corte di Steve Coleman e transitata dalle parti di Steve Lehman, Doug Hammond, Vijay Iyer e Craig Taborn non tradisce le attese, dando alle stampe con Magdalena un album di grande spessore, maturo e per certi ...



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