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The Very Singular Mr. Ran Blake

Read "The Very Singular Mr. Ran Blake" reviewed by Duncan Heining

There have been few American composers and musicians, with the ability to encapsulate their country's music in all its racial and ethnic complexity. We might perhaps point to Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives and perhaps, in their own distaff ways, Harry Partch and Steve Reich. In jazz, their number is fewer still--Duke Ellington and George ...

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Marc Edwards & Guillaume Gargaud: Black Hole Universe

Read "Black Hole Universe" reviewed by Don Phipps

Black holes are giant space predators—devouring light itself. Theory holds that, as one approaches a black hole's event horizon, time itself slows. So it is interesting that on their album Black Hole Universe, drummer Marc Edwards and guitarist Guillaume Gargaud have chosen to create five diverse yet similar spontaneous compositions which jettison time signatures and conventional ...

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Maarten Regtien

Maarten Regtien (1963) started playing classical piano at the age of seven. In 1975 he was introduced to the nearby living (province of Groningen, the Netherlands) Canadian jazz saxofonist and composer Alan Laurillard who introduced M. Regtien to jazz and improvisation. During adolescence his musical taste started to grow towards 'anything new and unheard-of before.' This period included creating prepared piano's and tape experiments many years before he heard the music of John Cage or Brian Eno for the first time. Favorite music in the schoolgooing years was the early psychedelic music of Pink Floyd, The Beatles' White Album, free jazz, cool jazz, bebop, early Philip Glass minimal music and above all master pianists Keith Jarret and Jasper Van't Hoff

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Denman Maroney: Solo @70

Read "Solo @70" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Denman Maroney, best-known for his use of the dual-keyboard hyper piano, celebrates his seventieth birthday with a massive collection of solo pieces played on the traditional piano. However, there is little traditional about [email protected] Maroney's sizable catalog of over forty releases includes several solo projects; the previous such album, Domicil Solo (Live) (Self Produced, 2017) consisting ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dominique Eade: Town and Country

Read "Town and Country" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A sei anni dall'incisione di Whirpool (Jazz Project, 2012), Ran Blake e Dominique Eade ripropongolo la loro esplorazione piano/voce privilegiando l'attenzione dal Great American Songbook ai canti della tradizione popolare e di denuncia sociale. Com'è noto l'83enne Ran Blake è un decano del New England Conservatory di Boston, dove fondò con Gunther Schuller il Third Sream ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jamie Saft: Solo a Genova

Read "Solo a Genova" reviewed by Doug Collette

Jamie Saft's first solo album in his twenty-five year career, Solo A Genova, captures this restless, daring artist interpreting a selection of songs that reflect his eclectic taste as a reflection of his customary willingness to challenge himself. The sum effect of hearing this recording from Italy in March of 2017 is an altogether glorious experience ...

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Jamie Saft: Jazz in the Key of Iggy

Read "Jamie Saft: Jazz in the Key of Iggy" reviewed by Luca Canini

In 1988 Bill Laswell produced Iggy Pop's album Instinct. Back then, little he could have known that, almost thirty years later, he would have been instrumental in facilitating the iconic singer's first foray in the Jazz world. Loneliness Road (RareNoiseRecords) documents the latest incarnation of James Newell Osterberg Junior, the front man of proto-punk band The ...

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Kevin Shea

Read "Kevin Shea" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica Umana La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me I cojones. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice Quando suono! Come musicista, il mio principale difetto Essere un musicista. La mia più grande ...

ARTICLE: MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Roberto Negro

Read "Roberto Negro" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica. Dare fondo, senso e forma alle composizioni, scritte ed improvvisate. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me. L'amore. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice. Quando ho scoperto la “Sagra della Primavera" di Igor Stravinsky. Sono stato ...


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