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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate

Read "Frank van Berkel: New Programmer at Amsterdam's Bimhuis is Committed to Serve and to Curate" reviewed by Joan Gannij

Frank van Berkel, the new Programmer at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam's premier jazz club, is no stranger to the music world. He started out as a musician, double bass/bass guitar, and played many venues back in the '80s and '90s, including Amsterdam's rock palace Paradiso and the Bimhuis, with different bands, that included Nine Tobs, Remo Tobs, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Merano Jazz 2018

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Kursaal, Teatro Kimm
Merano
10-15.07.2018

Il primo che soffia sulle ventidue candeline di Merano Jazz è Pat Metheny, che con il suo quartetto apre la sezione concertistica di un festival caratterizzato pure da una prestigiosa sezione didattica: l'Accademia Mitteleuropea, diretta da Franco D'Andrea ed Ewald Kontschieder, giunta quest'anno alla diciassettesima ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Omer Avital Qantar

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Qantar is the new quintet of composer and double bassist Omer Avital, who is known to lead his bands with such fervor that Downbeat has already compared him to the legendary Charles Mingus.

In his music Omer Avital plays a captivating blend of jazz and middle-eastern influences, drawing from his Jewish and Arabic heritage. ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now

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Aaron Goldberg is a jazz pianist and composer based in New York City. He's released five albums with his trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. His album The Now, recorded with that same rhythm section and featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. As well as ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Omer Avital Quintet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

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Omer Avital Quintet
Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano
05.02.2017

Dopo qualche anno di assenza, torna a Milano il contrabbassista Omer Avital, tra i maggiori esponenti di quella scena musicale israeliana -con forte presenza/residenza a New York -che negli ultimi anni si sta rivelando tra le più attive ed interessanti ...

Daniel Freedman: Imagine That

Read "Imagine That" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Immaginate che una musica fatta di tante musiche trovi finalmente un linguaggio perfetto, elegante, spesso riflessivo quanto solare, caldo, ma di un calore che spesso si scopre possibile anche in veste minimale. Immaginate che a portare a sintesi sia un collettivo di musicisti alla cui guida si trova un batterista senza ansie da protagonista. Se siete ...

Daniel Freedman: Imagine That

Read "Imagine That" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Few can match drummer Daniel Freedman when it comes to pan-stylistic jazz presentations that cut across cultural lines. This lifelong New Yorker has found a way to bridge sonic worlds, erase boundary lines, and merge various musical languages in masterful fashion in his own work and in support of others. It's no wonder why the best ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazzahead! 2016

Jazzahead! 2016

"I was part of the group that decided which international bands were going to perform at jazzahead!," says Tim Jackson, the Monterey Jazz Festival Artistic Director and jazzahead! jurist. This will be his first time attending the massive event that takes place April 21-24 in Bremen, Germany. jazzahead! was founded in 2006 in this Northern German ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads An All-Star Quintet On Imagine That, With Rhythmically Infectious Originals, A Radiohead Cover And Guest Vocal On "Baby Aya" By World Music Star Angélique Kidjo

Drummer Daniel Freedman Leads an All-Star Quintet on Imagine That, with Rhythmically Infectious Originals, a Radiohead Cover and Guest Vocal on “Baby Aya" by World Music Star Angélique Kidjo The album—to be released in the U.S. by Anzic Records on April 15, 2016—finds Freedman in league with a group of kindred spirits: guitarist Lionel Loueke, keyboardist Jason ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Omer Avital: New Song

Read "New Song" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Non a tutti noto in Italia, Omer Avital è uno di quei musicisti che, oltre vent'anni fa, avviarono l'onda di jazzisti israeliani nel jazz statunitense, assieme tra gli altri all'oggi affermatissimo contrabbassista Avishai Cohen. In questo lasso di tempo Avital ha collaborato con molti musicisti di primo piano e ha messo a punto una sua poetica ...