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Article: Live From New York

Shelley Hirsch: Back with a Vengeance

Read "Shelley Hirsch: Back with a Vengeance" reviewed by John Pietaro


It took Brooklyn's Roulette performance space to break COVID-19's hold on Shelley Hirsch. Now, it seems there'll be no stopping her. The vocal acrobat, poet and performance artist was a new music original long before “downtown" moved across the East River. An original member of the avant rock band The Public Servants, Hirsch also ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019

Read "Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019" reviewed by Henning Bolte


Jazzdor Strasbourg 2019 Fosse des Treize and other venues November 10-13, 2019 Jazzdor is a unique double-sided European jazz festival offering a 15-day November edition in Strasbourg and environs including German town Offenburg on the opposite side of the Rhine river, and it also presents a June edition in Berlin. ...

Article: Interview

A dialogo con Andrea Massaria

Read "A dialogo con Andrea Massaria" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Nel 2009 intervistammo il chitarrista triestino Andrea Massaria, allora autore di alcuni dischi in trio e in quartetto, di genere abbastanza convenzionale ma di ottima fattura, che stava avvicinandosi a un universo per lui nuovo, fatto di sperimentazione e improvvisazione radicale, testimoniati dal CD con il Chladni Experiment Trio, 5053, e dalla partecipazione a una conduction ...

Article: Album Review

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Three

Read "I Never Meta Guitar Three" reviewed by Mario Calvitti


Il terzo volume della serie antologica curata da Elliott Sharp e dedicata alla chitarra del XXI secolo segue l'impostazione dei primi due, aggiungendo il contributo di altri 18 chitarristi. Come nel caso dei due precedenti, l'enfasi è dedicata all'esplorazione delle possibilità di generare nuove sonorità con una chitarra, acustica o elettrica, utilizzando tecniche per lo più ...

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: I Never Meta Guitar Three

Read "I Never Meta Guitar Three" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


Few would be more equipped to produce this series of various guitarists parading their avant-garde stuff other than New York City-based, and world-renown experimental guitar acolyte, Elliot Sharp. This third installment of the ongoing extravaganza showcases the far-flung imaginations of 18 artists, continuously pushing the envelope via a kaleidoscopic presentation sketched with unconventional acoustic-electric tone poems. ...

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Article: Album Review

Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Room

Read "Room" reviewed by Paul Naser


Serious fans of guitar may have heard of both Nels Cline and Julian Lage, but many listeners more likely know only one or the other of these guitar giants. The two innovators have very different styles and sounds. Cline is known primarily for his work with Wilco and The Nels Cline Singers, where his compositions function ...

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Article: Live Review

North Sea Jazz Festival 2014

Read "North Sea Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Henning Bolte


North Sea Jazz Festival 2014 Rotterdam, Netherlands July, 11, 2014 The North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam is the biggest indoor festival in Europe. It is organized by Mojo Concerts and The Security Company, both part of Live Nation Entertainment, a worldwide operating live event mega-organizer (240,000 events annually in 33 countries). ...

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Article: Album Review

Edward Ricart Quartet + Paul Dunmall: Chamaeleon

Read "Chamaeleon" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni


The sophomore album of guitarist Edward Ricart's powerful quartet (after Ancón, Slam, 2011), now augmented with legendary British saxophonist Paul Dunmall, is a masterful demonstration of free jazz mixed with inspirations from alternative, avant-rock outfits. Ricart, whose list of collaborations covers an impressive spectrum, ranging from hardcore punk band Black Flag and ...

News: Performance / Tour

William Hooker Brings Drum Thunder To Outpost 186 Cambridge MA on Sunday April 14th

William Hooker Brings Drum Thunder To Outpost 186 Cambridge MA on Sunday April 14th

The venerable William Hooker rolls into town for a solo performance involving projected visuals and a duet segment with trumpeter Forbes Graham. The proceedings will commence at 8 pm with a suggested donation of $10.00. Mr. Hooker has been an avid collaborator with Knitting Factory notables such as Elliot Sharp, Thurston Moore and Zeena Parkins in ...


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