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Warren Wolf: Reincarnated

Read "Warren Wolf: Reincarnated" reviewed by Aaron Paschal

Warren Wolf is a Baltimore-born vibraphonist and a member of the SFJAZZ Collective. Reincarnation (2020), his fourth album as leader on Mack Avenue Records, sees Wolf dive into an entirely different side of his musical personality. We got together via ZOOM to talk about his musical influences, how he's staying creative during the COVID pandemic and ...


Article: Book Review

Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery by Robin Wallace

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Hearing Beethoven: A Story of Musical Loss and Discovery Robin Wallace 288 Pages ISBN: # 978-0226429755 University of Chicago Press 2017 It is the artistic human-interest story to end them all. The most famous “Classical" composer spent the better part of his late composing period almost completely deaf, in ...


StarkLinnemann Quartet

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From the early beginnings in 2012 StarkLinnemann is attempting to produce music with an agelessness character. As musicians and composers they are creating a style of their own by blending jazz with elements of classical music and world music. Their definition of being an artist means to constantly push oneself in order to reach the ultimate rendition of a work of art. StarkLinnemann’s approach of transforming classical masterpieces by Liszt, Chopin, Mussorgsky and Beethoven into long and complex but coherent and moving modern jazz compositions is exceptional in jazz-history. The genre of StarkLinnemann is best described as Universal Crossover Music. The co-leaders of the band Paul Stark (piano) and Jonas Linnemann (drums) were continuously searching for musicians who were willing to conform to the broad vision of StarkLinnemann


Article: Interview

Alexander Balanescu: The Aggressive Lyricism

Read "Alexander Balanescu: The Aggressive Lyricism" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Alexander Balanescu, the London-based violinist of Romanian origin, leads the avant- garde string quartet Balanescu Quartet, formed in 1987. Before that, Balanescu was part of the Michael Nyman Ensemble and Arditti Quartet. Ever since he has worked closely with artists of various musical orientations such as saxophonist John Lurie, singer David Byrne, pianists Keith Tippett and ...


Article: Live Review

44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: China Moses, Albert Sanz Trio y Brad Mehldau Trio

Read "44 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: China Moses, Albert Sanz Trio y Brad Mehldau Trio" reviewed by Enrique Turpin

China Moses44 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaArtèria Paral.lel17 de noviembre de 2013No siempre hacen caso los hijos a los padres. De hecho, no debieran cuando llegan a una edad --padres e hijos--, pero siempre hay excusas para no contrariar a las voces de la experiencia. Una de esas voces ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Read "Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Philip GlassEinstein on the BeachNonesuch2012 (1993)Music has a tremendous ability to affect human emotions in a very inexplicable manner. It offers a way of communication rooted in emotions rather than in meaning. On the other hand, throughout the ages, music has never lacked controversy and has always been ...


Article: Live Review

43 Voll-Damm Festival de Jazz de Barcelona: semana 'Umbria Jazz Barcellona'

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Giovanni Guidi + Big Band del Conservatori del Liceu dirigida por Jere Laukkanen 43 Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona Conservatori del Liceu9 de noviembreConcierto doble en uno de los nuevos e interesantes espacios que el festival de jazz de Barcelona ha descubierto este año, el auditorio del Conservatori ...


News: Obituary

Beethoven May Not Have Died of Lead Poisoning, After All

Scientists began speculating about what really killed Ludwig van Beethoven almost as soon as he was buried in 1827. He had complained of a wretched existence, with a long list of symptoms: abdominal pain, digestive trouble, colic, chronic bronchitis, foul body odors and extremely bad breath. And of course there was the hearing problem. Thirteen years ...


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