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Ashley Henry: la bellezza della musica inclusiva

Read "Ashley Henry: la bellezza della musica inclusiva" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Il pianista e compositore Ashley Henry è uno dei più interessanti talenti della nuova generazione di jazzisti britannici che si sta imponendo all'attenzione internazionale. Il suo album di debutto, Beautiful Vinyl Hunter (Sony, 2019), ha rivelato un universo nel quale jazz, grime, drum'n'bass e hip-hop convivono senza snaturare le radici profonde dei grandi jazzisti del passato. ...

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Article: Album Review

Sun Ra Arkestra: Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited

Read "Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited" reviewed by Chris May


Heliocentric Worlds 1 & 2 Revisited presents in their entirety, newly and luminously remastered, the two albums which on release by ESP Disk in 1965 led, if not to actual commercial breakthrough for Sun Ra—who had been recording, obscurely, under his own name since the late 1940s—then at least to a heightened level of visibility for ...

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Article: Album Review

David S. Ware Quartet: Théâtre Garonne, 2008

Read "Théâtre Garonne, 2008" reviewed by Mark Corroto


In 2008, when this live concert was recorded, saxophonist David S. Ware was ill, but concert goers would have no idea of this fact. He has been suffering, since 1999 from kidney failure and eventually had a kidney transplant in 2009. Ware and the latest configuration of his quartet traveled to Toulouse, France, just a few ...

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Article: Album Review

Rich Halley: Terra Incognita

Read "Terra Incognita" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


On paper this is a very promising match-up: uninhibited tenor saxophonist Rich Halley backed by the relentless force of pianist Matthew Shipp and his current trio. For the most part, the resulting session delivers on its promise although at times Halley's playing is shoved so far to the front of the mix it drowns out everything ...

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Article: Album Review

Federico Ughi: Transoceanico

Read "Transoceanico" reviewed by Patrick Burnette


Dozens of jazz albums modeled on trumpeter Miles Davis's Miles Smiles (Columbia, 1966) or saxophonist John Coltrane's Crescent (Impulse!, 1964) get released each year, but a record reminiscent of Albert Ayler's Spiritual Unity (ESP-Disc, 1964) is less common. Drummer Federico Ughi's Transoceanico nods vigorously in Ayler's direction, even as it marks Ughi's twentieth anniversary as a ...

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Article: My Favourite Things

Jason Kao Hwang

Read "Jason Kao Hwang" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Il tratto principale della mia musica Le qualità su cui concentro i miei sforzi sono l'umanità e la verità sonora. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me Mi piacciono i musicisti con una fervida immaginazione, che si esprimono attraverso un linguaggio autenticamente e pienamente personale. Mi piacciono i ...

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Article: We Travel the Spaceways

Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, and the Buddha walk in to a bar...

Read "Ivo Perelman, Matthew Shipp, and the Buddha walk in to a bar..." reviewed by Mark Corroto


Ivo Perelman / Matthew Shipp The Art Of Perelman-Shipp Leo Records 2017 If you are looking for reviews of the seven new discs Ivo Perelman and Matthew Shipp released on Leo Records, you won't find them here. You probably won't find a proper review of the music elsewhere either, but ...

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Article: Album Review

Ross Hammond: Follow Your Heart

Read "Follow Your Heart" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Have you doubted the existence of God? Wondered if there is a place called heaven? You may react to those questions with an emphatic “no," or, if your answer is you have “no doubts," you posses a substance called faith, an article beyond reason and knowledge. Listening to Follow You Heart by guitarist Ross Hammond bolsters ...

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Article: Album Review

Luca Segala: Cloudriding

Read "Cloudriding" reviewed by Dave Wayne


Italy continues to be a source a wonderfully original and thoroughly modern jazz. Maybe there's something in the water over there but, for whatever reason, everytime I check my e-mail or snail mail there seems to be something wonderful and Italian in it. I keep hoping for a pair of handmade shoes, a nice shirt, or ...

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Article: Live Review

Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte


2014 Ljubljana Jazz Festival 2014 Ljubljana, Slovenia July 2-5, 2014 Ljubljana--capital of the Republic of Slovenia, member of EU, neighbored by Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Italy--hosts the oldest jazz festival in Europe, which held its 55th edition this year. The event is usually organized by Cankarjev House--Cankarjev Dom, in Slovenian--a prestigious, state-run ...


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