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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Binker & Moses At London's Jazz Cafe

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Binker & Moses
Jazz Cafe
London
September 12, 2018

Binker & Moses began life around five years ago, when saxophonist Binker Golding and drummer Moses Boyd started playing ferocious, free-association duets during pre-performance sound checks as members of Zara McFarlane's band. Both musicians still tour and record with ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

2018 Newport Jazz Festival

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This years 2018 Newport Jazz Festival was held at the scenic Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island. Newport Jazz Festival's artistic director Christian McBride put together an impressive line up with a wide range of talent, ranging from Pat Metheny, Jazzmeia Horn, NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, and George Clinton with Parliament Funkadelic just ...

Live From New York: Meredith Monk, Will Mason & The Fabulous Thunderbirds

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Meredith Monk
Brooklyn Academy Of Music
March 18, 2018

The multivalent Meredith Monk gave the world premiere of her Cellular Songs work at BAM over five days. Your scribe, burdened by a heavy rotation of electronic seances, live soundtrack silent movies and late night jazz jointing, opted for the Sunday ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic at the Paramount

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
The Paramount
Mardi Gras Madness Tour
Huntington, NY
February 18, 2018

George Clinton is the reigning Godfather Of Funk. The seventy-six-year-old singer, songwriter, bandleader, record producer and founder of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective continues to tour and put his stamp on contemporary music. In fact, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Dennis Coffey: Hot Coffey and The Pursuit of Excellence

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Every Tuesday night at the Northern Lights Lounge on Baltimore Street in Detroit, you'll find a funky little guitar-organ trio setting up musical shop. You'll find Julian Vanslyke on drums and Phil Whitfield on organ. And playing right in between them, you'll find one of the world's best guitarists--Dennis Coffey.

You may not know ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Reuel Golden, Barney Hoskyns: 75 Years of Capitol Records

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75 Years of Capitol Records
Reuel Golden, Barney Hoskyns
492 Pages
Taschen
2017

Il 15 novembre 2016, il Los Angeles City Council ha proclamato il “Capitol Records Day," una celebrazione del 75mo anno di vita della casa discografica, fondata a Los Angeles il 7 febbraio 1942. Tra le varie iniziative ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Libero Farnè

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Che dire? Annata mossa con brio, intrigante se si ha la curiosità di setacciare fra le varie edizioni discografiche, che ormai non sono più espressione di un mercato orientato e condizionante. Ottime conferme (Henry Threadgill, The Claudia Quintet, Franco D'Andrea...), ma anche novità di spessore da batteristi sempre più di riferimento (Jaimeo Brown, Matt Wilson...) e ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Louisiana Soul Revival: Louisiana Soul Revival Featuring Doug Duffey

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Louisiana Soul Revival (LSR) frontman and primary composer Doug Duffey--already enshrined in the Louisiana Hall of Fame (in 2001) and the National Blues Hall of Fame (2009)--sure knows his musical roots. “North Louisiana, in the Mississippi Delta, has deep musical roots in the blues, Memphis soul, southern gospel, rock 'n' roll, folk, and hybrids that are ...

ARTICLE: FROM THE INSIDE OUT

From Microtones to Mauro to MFSB

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Dave Fiuczynski
Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam!
RareNoise Records
2016

Simultaneously dedicated to 20th century classical composer Olivier Messiaen and legendary rap and hip-hop producer J Dilla, Flam! Blam! Pan-Asian Microjam! is a musical adventurer's dream and a purist's nightmare. But anything more conventional from conceptualist, composer and guitarist ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz 2016

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Umbria Jazz 2016
Perugia, varie sedi
8-17.07.2016

Sul numero di maggio di Downbeat vengono riportati in sintesi i calendari dei più importanti jazz festival estivi dell'intero globo. È facile constatare che i programmi degli appuntamenti europei di maggior richiamo sono spesso analoghi a quello di Umbria Jazz, basandosi su una serie ...