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Steve Reich: Humans Love to See Other Humans Play Music

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Steve Reich is one of the most significant composers of the late 20th century. During his lengthy career, he has managed both to provoke and console the music world with his trailblazing works. Drawing on aspects of eighteenth-century classical music, Debussy, Stravinsky, jazz music, ethnic and ritual music including musical occurrences and accidents that happen when ...

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Alessandro Sgobbio: la musica come viaggio verso sé stessi

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Non capita spesso di potersi confrontare con musicisti dal profondo livello culturale e dalla caratura internazionale di Alessandro Sgobbio. A pochi mesi dall'uscita di Transparence, disco d'esordio del quartetto Hitra, abbiamo avuto la fortuna di poter discutere con il pianista di origini pugliesi dei temi e delle idee all'origine dei suoi progetti passati, presenti e futuri, ...

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Camille Bertault: la sottile arte della sregolatezza

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Dopo aver raggiunto improvvisa notorietà grazie a una geniale versione di “Giant Steps," divenuta virale su Facebook, Camille Bertault si è affermata come una delle musiciste più originali ed eclettiche del momento. Con Le Tigre, il suo terzo album dopo i successi di En Vie e Pas de Geant, Camille Bertault esplora nuovi brillanti scenari.

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Camille Bertault: The Fine Art of Breaking Jazz Conventions

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After achieving overnight notoriety thanks to a dazzling rendition of “Giant Steps" which went viral on Facebook, Camille Bertault has now established herself as one of the most original and genre-defying musicians on the scene. In Le Tigre (Okeh/Sony Music, 2020), her third album after the acclaim garnered by En Vie (Sunnyside Records, 2016) and Pas ...

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Sarah McKenzie: il fascino misterioso della composizione

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Secrets of My Heart è il quinto album in studio della cantante, compositrice e pianista di origini australiane Sarah McKenzie. Realizzato nel 2019, questo disco rappresenta una combinazione gioiosa e perturbante di standard jazz di stampo classico e di composizioni inedite, avvolte da una brillante fusione fra jazz, blues e sonorità latine. Approfittando del tour europeo ...

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Jack DeJohnette: Bill Evans Legacy

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Modern Drummer Hall of Fame inductee, drummer and pianist Jack DeJohnette has shaped jazz drumming for decades. A compatriot of illustrious players like Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, John Scofield, and many more, DeJohnette helped shape a new conception of what the drums could bring to ensembles, including adding color, detail, and fluid interplay. His contributions to ...

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Olafur Arnalds: Music and Art are Most Important in Times like These

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Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds has been described as a contemporary composer and synthesist, but that doesn't adequately reflect the alchemy of modern and traditional that he is able to blend on his new record, some kind of peace (Mercury KX, 2020). The album is steeped in reflective and introspective emotions, and themes that provide an underlying ...

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Sarah McKenzie: A Mysterious Thing Called Songwriting

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Secrets of My Heart is the fifth studio album of the Australian singer, composer and pianist Sarah McKenzie. Released in 2019, this album represents a joyous and uncanny combination of classical jazz standards and new original compositions with a brilliant fusion between jazz, blues and latin sounds. We took the opportunity of the European tour of ...

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Marc Urselli: Between Bolan and Willner, tradition and innovation

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The wait is over. The much anticipated Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T-Rex has been released by BMG after a number of vicissitudes, not least the COVID-19 pandemic, which took the album's producer Hal Willner, on April 7, 2020, one day after his 64th birthday. Angelheaded Hipster was his swan song. ...

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Marc Urselli: tra Bolan e Willner, tradizione e innovazione

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L'attesa è finita. Angelheaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T-Rex è stato pubblicato dalla BMG dopo una lunga serie di vicissitudini, ultima delle quali la pandemia di Covid-19, che si è portata via il produttore dell'album Hal Willner, il 7 aprile 2020, un giorno dopo il suo 64esimo compleanno. Angelheaded Hipster è ...


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