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Hildur Gudnadottir: Telling Stories with Music

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Musician and composer Hildur Gudnadottir has spent the past decade creating some of the most unique and indelible music and film scores in modern memory. Much like her fellow Icelanders Jóhann Jóhannsson and Ólafur Arnalds, Gudnadóttir has been composing weighty and layered ambiances and soundscapes. Her solo work obliterates the line between contemporary classical music and ...

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Enrico Fazio, cuoco o alchimista?

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Nuovo capitolo del gruppo (adeguatamente rinforzato) che Enrico Fazio riunisce periodicamente (in questo caso nel novembre 2017, come data d'incisione) sotto il nome di Critical Mass e nuovo senso di ammirazione (del resto antico ormai di trent'anni e più, da quando il bassista piemontese iniziò a incidere musica propria con gruppi diversi dall'Art Studio, che fino ...

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Kósmos Trio: l'universo in Musica

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Dopo anni intensi di lavoro e confronto, si avvicina l'esordio discografico del trio Kósmos, composto dal pianista Stefano Falcone, dal batterista Giuseppe D'Alessandro e dalla contrabbassista Ilaria Capalbo. Li abbiamo incontrati a poche settimane dall'uscita del loro primo disco dal titolo Back Home, che sarà presentato con un concerto il 25 ottobre alla Casa del Jazz ...

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Eliane Elias: Chanteuse

Read "Eliane Elias: Chanteuse" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Eliane Elias has glistened across the global music scene since first coming to the United States in 1981, playing fiery jazz, beautiful pop tunes, and warm and charming music from her native Brazil. She became established as a major jazz pianist. But as her career has grown and her popularity has endured, she's become known as ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim: The Sound of the Universe

Read "Abdullah Ibrahim: The Sound of the Universe" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne

Abdullah Ibrahim's cosmology informs his art. While some might look upon him as an overseer at the crossroads between new and old, the tempered pianist stands as a sage, painting swirling rhythms that resemble the spheres of the universe with his compositions. He continues to combine ancient wisdom with the tones of the future; formation and ...

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Trish Clowes: Sounding Colors, Playing With Gravity

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If it hadn't been that day, twenty some years ago when the young Trish Clowes first felt the pull of the tenor saxophone, it would surely have been another.

Barely in her teens at the time, Shropshire-born saxophonist and award-winning composer Clowes already played piano, clarinet and sang when she went to see her ...

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Brittany Anjou: Visionary Soul

Read "Brittany Anjou: Visionary Soul" reviewed by Paul Rauch

I began a series of interviews with jny: Seattle-based musicians in the summer of 2016, with half being dedicated to female instrumentalists. After my last interview with bassist Chuck Deardorf, I was given a new piano trio release on the Seattle based Origin Records label by New York based, Seattle born and bred musician Brittany Anjou. ...

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Waldo's Gift: Capturing the Moment

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If you were to somehow draw a map of the UK along cultural rather than demographic lines, suddenly jny: London wouldn't be so disproportionately large. After all, the most influential pop group of all time came from a small city a few hundred kilometres north of the capital. jny: Bristol is another town that has carved ...

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Edward Green: Delighting in the Duke

Read "Edward Green: Delighting in the Duke" reviewed by Douglas Groothuis

Duke Ellington's music can be enjoyed on many levels by many people. The simple lover of good music can revel in his more memorable tunes--snap their fingers or dance to “Take the A-Train," “Perdido" or “It Don't Mean a Thing if it Ain't Got that Swing." Or they may pause reflectively while listening to “Mood Indigo." ...

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Chick Corea: Music With The Fun Factor

Read "Chick Corea: Music With The Fun Factor" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Chick Corea is a musical icon, having amassed a career that runs through most styles of jazz and has veered off into classical experiments as a well. Freedom of expression is always being at the core.

His amazing musical journey—over five decades as a solo artist—has had him rubbing elbows with some of the ...