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L'ultimo hipster. La vita e la musica di Mark Murphy

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Non trovate accenni a Mark Murphy nelle più recenti storie del jazz, neanche il nome. Una lacuna che appare inspiegabile (a differenza di Frank Sinatra, Mel Tormè e Tony Bennett) che si giustifica solo col ritardo a collocare il cantante di Syracuse in una prospettiva storica.

Eppure già prima della sua scomparsa -il ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Clifford Brown and Max Roach in 1954: New Research

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Jazz history is all about revisionism. New material about musicians--biographical information, newly discovered recordings and photos, corrected anecdotes and stories -are some of the areas where history is constantly evolving. This is an important process and writers should always be aware of it and report its occurrences.

Since I published my book on ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

Il fascino sostenibile della leggerezza #2

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In poche parole ci riproviamo: a tagliare una seconda volta in orizzontale, grosso modo a distanza di un semestre, una fetta di produzione discografica, a conti fatti dischi arrivati nell'ultimo paio di mesi (ma in due o tre casi usciti in precedenza), per soppesare quanto il titolo di quel primo “sopralluogo" (a tesi) (clicca qui per ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Jost: The First Thing is Heart

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Even for a musician who has been playing and singing since age six, Paul Jost has just come through one exceptional year.

First, he released his debut with The Jost Project, Can't Find My Way Home (2013, Dot.Time Records), featuring the leader on vocals, harmonica and guitar, with drummer Charlie Patierno, double bassist Kevin ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ NEAR ME

Paul Jost: Breaking Through

Read "Paul Jost: Breaking Through" reviewed by Gloria Krolak

One of the most endearing moments of jazz vocalist Paul Jost's new solo CD, Breaking Through, in an album of many such moments, is perhaps his chuckle and the “Oh, George," he lets out after a fresh rendition of “Singing in the Rain." Endearing because Jost connects with the listener by the sigh meant for and ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

John Fogerty at the Paramount

Read "John Fogerty at the Paramount" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante

John Fogerty
The Paramount
Huntington, NY
January 30, 2014

John Fogerty's musical modus operandi encompasses many different styles: Americana, roots rock, Southern rock, psychedelia, swamp rock, country, rockabilly, blues and pop--in short, good old fashioned rock 'n' roll. His songs read like the soundtrack of the past forty ...

Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots/Mingus Three/Jazz Portraits/Jazzical Moods

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Charles Mingus

Blues and Roots/Mingus Three/Jazz Portraits/Jazzical Moods

Avid Records

2011 (1954-59)

If you have a fondness for a particular album by Charles Mingus, chances are you won't find another quite like it in his catalog. The bassist and composer had one of the most wide-ranging careers of anyone in ...

Benny Green Trio: Source

Read "Source" reviewed by Larry Taylor

Benny Green, now 48, is entering his middle years. Early on he was hailed as a budding master; today he has fully blossomed into one of the jazz world's finest pianists. Equally comfortable with a fast-paced piece and or a sensitive ballad, he is a go-to guy for sessions as back-up or leader. His last recordings ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Derek & the Dominos’ "Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs" Turns 40

Derek & the Dominos' Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs Turns 40! One of Eric Clapton's Defining Albums Marks its 40th Anniversary on March 29th with Deluxe Multi-format Edition Featuring New and Long-Unavailable Music and Never-Seen Photos In the world of rock there are recordings that truly resonate in historical importance and continue to cast an enduring shadow ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Eli "Paperboy" Reed at Joe's Pub, March 31, 2010

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Eli “Paperboy" Reed and the True Loves
Joe's Pub
March 31, 2010
New York, NY

Playing before a nearly sold-out crowd, the seven-piece True Loves (Freddy DeBoe: Baritone Sax; Mike Brooks: Tenor Sax; Patriq Moody: Trumpet; Jerrell Clopton: Drums; Michael Montgomery: Bass; Ryan Spraker: Guitar; J.B. ...