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Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man in New York - Companion Mixtape

Read "Sting: An English (Jazz-)Man in New York - Companion Mixtape" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

More cuts from our exploration of the jazz side of Sting, featuring his own jazzier projects and renditions of his work by the likes of Kenny Barron, Regina Carter, Dominic Miller, Michela Lombardi, Andy Bey, Marc Copland and many more. Happy listening! Playlist Lucky Peterson “We'll Be Together" Lifetime (Verve) 0:00 Sting ...

Absinthe

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Absinthe; Mixed Blessing; Verveine; La Petite Reine; Christiania; Étude; Bicycle; Ombu; Ténèbres; Saint Vincent.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dominic Miller: Absinthe

Read "Absinthe" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Guitarist Dominic Miller''s 2017 ECM debut Silent Light was a low key affair that focused on his solo classical guitar (plus a bit of light percussion). The sequel features a full quintet with a rhythm section. A bigger sound, but with a similar impressionistic flavor. Miller's liner notes make that visual art reference explicit: as a ...

Silent Light

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: What You Didn't Say; Urban Waltz; Water; Baden; En Passant; Angel; Chaos Theory; Fields of Gold; Tisane; Valium; Le Pont.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dominic Miller: Silent Light

Read "Silent Light" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Dominic Miller con Silent Light firma il suo album al tempo stesso più ambizioso, delicato e riuscito. Ci sono tanti motivi che rendono queste undici composizioni, se non il migliore, uno dei più bei capitoli della carriera del chitarrista argentino, noto al grande pubblico soprattutto per la lunga militanza, sia in studio che sul palco, al ...

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Sting a Mantova

Read "Sting a Mantova" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Sting Piazza Sordello Mantova 28.07.2017 Se non lo vogliamo definire un ritorno alle radici, davvero poco ci manca. Sting e la sua band--in una Piazza Sordello di Mantova che si farà ricordare (anche) per lo splendido colpo d'occhio -ha regalato un concerto senza passi falsi e all'insegna dello spirito più originale ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Dominic Miller: Silent Light

Read "Silent Light" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Classical guitarist Dominic Miller makes his ECM debut with a largely solo program. It's a gentle, lyrical affair, reflecting his experience living in Argentina, the United States, England, and France, as well as decades of international touring as a working musician. The Brazilian influence is especially strong in pieces like opener “What You Didn't Say" and ...

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Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Recent And Upcoming ECM Releases: April - June 2017

Look for these recent or upcoming releases on ECM Records. Aaron Parks Find the Way Aaron Parks: piano, Ben Street: double bass, Billy Hart: drums. For the second ECM album by Aaron Parks—following the solo release Aborescence, which JazzTimes praised as “expansive, impressionistic… like a vision quest”—the prize-winning pianist has convened a cross-generational trio ...

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Water (from the album Silent Light)

Featuring the music of Dominic Miller
Duration: 4:24

Born in Argentina to an American father and Irish mother, guitarist Dominic Miller was raised in the U.S. from age 10 and then educated there and in England. Now he lives in France, though he has toured the globe for the past three decades. Aptly, Silent Light – Miller’s ECM debut, featuring him solo and with percussion accompaniment – has a very international feel, with the Latin influence strong in such pieces as “Baden” (dedicated to Brazilian guitarist-composer Baden Powell). “Le Pont” has an early 20th-century Parisian air, while “Valium” evokes Celtic tunes in the vein of Bert Jansch and “Fields of Gold” is a hushed instrumental take on one of Sting’s best-known ballads. Miller has long been known as Sting’s right-hand man on guitar – and co-writer of the worldwide hit “Shape of My Heart,” among others. Miller has also worked with the likes of Paul Simon, The Chieftains and Plácido Domingo. The guitarist’s playing has prompted praise from Simon, who points out, in a liner note to the album, that Miller “has a beautiful touch, with a fragrance of jazz and English folk.”

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