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Antonio Farao

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“I'm not often surprised by the recordings of musicians the way I was overwhelmed the first time I heard Antonio Farao' on one of his recent CD's. What amazed me was what I felt inside of me. There is so much warmth, conviction and power to his playing. I was immediately attracted to his harmonic conception, the joy of his rhythms and swing feel and the grace and ingenuity of his melodic improvisational lines. Antonio is not only a fine pianist but a great one.” (Herbie Hancock)

Originally from Rome (Class of 1965), Faraò’s musical sensibility together with a remarkable knack for melodic improvisation, have contributed to his reputation as one of the most respected pianists in the International scene

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Article: In Pictures

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021, Part 2-3

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021, Part 2-3" reviewed by Andrea Rotili


Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2021" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Fano Varie sedi 23—31.7.2021 Nell'arco di nove giornate zeppe di iniziative, Fano Jazz by the Sea ha invaso vari punti della città adriatica, proponendo un cartellone ricco di progetti italiani e stranieri significativi dell'attuale ricerca musicale. Fra l'altro il festival rappresenta solo la punta dell'iceberg di un'articolata attività, estesa durante tutto l'anno ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A tribute to Eddie Gale plus a mix of old and new releases

Read "A tribute to Eddie Gale plus a mix of old and new releases" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show a tribute to trumpeter, Sun Ra alum, and musical educator Eddie Gale who recently passed away. Also featured, the second album in the Catalytic Artist Album fundraising series from the Erotic Winds trio Joe McPhee with Joe Giardullo and John Howard. As well as some other new releases and archive cuts there is ...

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Article: Interview

Fabio Morgera: tradizione e progresso

Read "Fabio Morgera: tradizione e progresso" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Tornato a vivere in Italia alcuni anni fa, dopo un lungo periodo di studio e attività professionale negli Stati Uniti, Fabio Morgera è uno dei massimi trombettisti della sua generazione e s'è imposto per lo stile estroverso, caratterizzato da intenso feeling e marcato groove. Eclettico per natura, alla leadership in progetti di taglio contemporaneo—anche intrisi di ...

Article: Interview

Intervista a Franco Ambrosetti

Read "Intervista a Franco Ambrosetti" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il 2019 è stato un anno significativo per il trombettista svizzero Franco Ambrosetti. In aprile è stato pubblicato il suo libro autobiografico “La scelta di non scegliere" mentre da poche settimane è uscito Long Waves, il suo ventottesimo disco da leader con un cast stellare comprendente John Scofield, Uri Caine, Scott Colley e Jack DeJohnette.

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Article: Album Review

Mike Clark: Indigo Blue Live at the Iridium

Read "Indigo Blue Live at the Iridium" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


Mike Clark has basically spent the entire seven decades of his life keeping the beat, including over fifty years of drumming with the best musicians in the business. Thus it should be no surprise that this project features a quintet that measures up to damn near anybody. Many aficionados share the opinion that live ...

Article: Live Review

Merano Jazz 2019

Read "Merano Jazz 2019" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Merano Teatro Kimm e altre sedi 10-14.7.2019 La ventitreesima edizione di Merano Jazz conferma la propria impostazione basata sul legame tra proposte concertistiche e attività didattica, con l'Accademia Mitteleuropea diretta da Franco D'Andrea ed Ewald Kontschieder, giunta quest'anno alla diciottesima edizione. Nella rosa di docenti che ruotano con frequenza biennale, ...

Article: Album Review

Franco Ambrosetti: The Nearness Of You

Read "The Nearness Of You" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il pregio di quest'album risiede nella ricercatezza dei suoi percorsi melodici, esaltati dal lirico flicorno di Franco Ambrosetti e dalle raffinate orchestrazioni di Massimo Nunzi e Gianni Ferrio. Il riferimento implicito è l'opera di Miles Davis con Gil Evans ma la cosa non sminuisce il fascino del lavoro che avvolge l'ascoltatore con la fragranza dei timbri ...

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Article: Year in Review

2018: The Year in Jazz

Read "2018: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling


The year 2018 was a busy one for the jazz world. The genre's version of the #MeToo movement resulted in a new Code of Conduct and other efforts to make the music workplace more equitable. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage to St. Petersburg, Russia. The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, which ran a high-profile ...


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