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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Yellow Shark di Frank Zappa al Romaeuropa Festival

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The Yellow Shark di Frank Zappa
Romaeuropa Festival
Parco della Musica
Roma
10.10.2018

The Yellow Shark è l'ultima opera orchestrale realizzata da Frank Zappa nel corso della sua vita, e rappresenta la summa (e probabilmente anche l'apice) della sua attività di compositore e musicista “serio," come ha sempre voluto ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jean-Luc Ponty at The Cabot

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Jean-Luc Ponty The Atlantic Years
The Cabot
Beverly, MA
August 24, 2018

A perfect match was found between the intimate setting at the Cabot's newly renovated 850 seat, former 1920's art-deco period theater in Beverly, Ma. and the soaring, melodic and mesmerizing sounds of masterful electronic jazz-rock French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty. ...

Oteil Burbridge: Long Live the Dead

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In 2015 rhythm guitarist Bob Weir and drummer Bill Kreutzmann, founding members of the Grateful Dead, formed the band Dead & Company, along with longtime Grateful Dead keyboardist Jeff Chimention and drummer / percussionist Mickey Hart. They enlisted some fresh blood into the band with the addition of singer/guitarist John Mayer, and bassist Oteil Burbridge. A ...

Brian Bromberg: Thicker Than Water

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Brian Bromberg specializes in smooth jazz. That's music with rough edges removed. He plays it on basses, upright and electric, and on piccolo basses which are tuned to sound like guitars.

It's all fiendishly clever but Bromberg remains modest. He uses a whole side of the album's cover to thank everyone, including God, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Making The John Coltrane Jazz Festival in High Point

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John Coltrane was born in Hamlet North Carolina on September 23, 1926. When Coltrane was a young child his family moved to the town of High Point, North Carolina where he spent the first seventeen years of his life at 118 Underhill Street.

Coltrane showed academic potential at Leonard Street School. Among his classmates ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band Plays Frank Zappa al Parco della Musica

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Riccardo Fassi Tankio Band
Parco della Musica
Roma
26.04.2018

Le composizioni di Frank Zappa sono sempre state tra i cavalli di battaglia della Tankio Band del pianista Riccardo Fassi, che al musicista di Baltimora dedicò un album già nel lontano 1994, mentre molto più recente è la pubblicazione del secondo ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Riccardo Fassi: Tankio Band, Frank Zappa, Antonello Salis e molto altro

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Fondatore e leader della Tankio Band, una delle più innovative e longeve orchestre italiane, Riccardo Fassi eccelle anche in veste di pianista e tastierista in piccoli organici e come compositore di colonne sonore. L'occasione per quest'intervista ad ampio raggio e ricca di aneddoti, viene dalla pubblicazione con la Tankio Band del secondo capitolo sulle musiche di ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Natasha Agrama: The Heart Of Infinite Change

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The Heart Of Infinite Change (Alpha Pup/World Galaxy, 2017), is an update of the 2015 album from songwriter/vocalist Natasha Agrama. In addition to a different record label, the current release features one new track “Lover Man" and deletes four others from the earlier album. Heart consists of songs with music and lyrics by Agrama, Joni Mitchell ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Just Announced! The Dean Brown Band ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour 2017

Just Announced! The Dean Brown Band ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour 2017

TOUR DATES Nov 02: Bemowskie Centrum Kultury Warsaw, Poland
Nov 03: Jazz w muzeum Festival Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Nov 04: Vier Peh Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 05: Ronnie Scott’s London, United Kingdom
Nov 07: Master Class. University of Music Mannheim Mannheim, Germany
Nov 08 New Morning Paris, France ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Jose Negroni

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About Jose Negroni
Born and raised on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, is where Jose Negroni leader and founder of NEGRONI's TRIO commenced his humble beginnings. Pianist, composer and arranger of outstanding magical creativity, Jose Negroni talentedly combines his original classical style with tantalizing fusions of jazz and Latin rhythms. His group, NEGRONI's ...