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Enrico Fazio, cuoco o alchimista?

Read "Enrico Fazio, cuoco o alchimista?" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Nuovo capitolo del gruppo (adeguatamente rinforzato) che Enrico Fazio riunisce periodicamente (in questo caso nel novembre 2017, come data d'incisione) sotto il nome di Critical Mass e nuovo senso di ammirazione (del resto antico ormai di trent'anni e più, da quando il bassista piemontese iniziò a incidere musica propria con gruppi diversi dall'Art Studio, che fino ...

Critical Mass

Label: Dare2 Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: 01. The Eyes Have It; 02. Easy Did It; 03. Vicissitudes; 04. The Leak; 05. Secret Garden; 06. Lucky Seven; 07. Full Circle; 08. Amator Silenti

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Holland: Critical Mass

Read "Critical Mass" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo ottimo album del bassista Dave Holland incarna l’idea di classicità moderna. Ascoltandolo se ne ricava immediatamente la sensazione che sia un lavoro che si pone in una posizione ‘centrale’ nel panorama jazzistico dei giorni nostri. Una sorta di raffinata costruzione architettonica attorno alla quale ruota la musica stessa di Dave Holland, un bassista che non ...

Critical Mass

Label: Psi
Released: 2006
Track listing: Critical Mass 5:58; Critical Mass 5:32; Critical Mass 4:26; Critical Mass 6:53; Critical Mass 4:46; Critical Mass 6:04; Critical Mass 3:20; Critical Mass 5:15; Critical Mass 6:13; Critical Mass 5:59.

Critical Mass

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2006
Track listing: The Eyes Have It; Easy Did It; Vicissitudes; The Leak; Secret Garden; Lucky Seven; Full Circle; Amator Silenti.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass

Read "Critical Mass" reviewed by Joel Roberts

Bassist extraordinaire Dave Holland believes that like fine wine, music shouldn't be unbottled before its time. Holland and his highly regarded quintet spent a year and a half honing and retooling the music on their new album until it reached the point he calls “critical mass, where “it has become what it's going to be.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass

Read "Critical Mass" reviewed by Nic Jones

This particular lineup of Dave Holland's longstanding quintet had apparently been working for eighteen months prior to recording this disc, and that simple fact oozes out of every note played. There is a level of cohesion and empathy here that arguably can come only from such longstanding associations. Holland is anything but despotic in his leadership ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dave Holland Quintet: Critical Mass

Read "Critical Mass" reviewed by John Kelman

It's been five years since the last studio record by Dave Holland's quintet. But between touring on its own and as the core of Holland's big band, which was responsible for the outstanding Overtime (Dare2, 2005), the unit shows no sign of slowing down. Critical Mass proves that when the chemistry is right, even longstanding bands ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Agusti Fernandez & Mats Gustafsson: Critical Mass

Read "Critical Mass" reviewed by John Eyles

For a duo, pianist Agusti Fernández and saxophonist Mats Gustafsson are capable of producing a huge dynamic range and variety of sounds. At one extreme Gustafsson can generate the same kind of intensely hard-edged tone and energy as Peter Brötzmann (of whose Tentet he is an occasional member) or Ken Vandermark (another Tentet member). When, as ...

Critical Mass

Label: 213CD
Released: 1994


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