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Elton Dean, who died at 60 on February 8th 2006, was a totally unique musician : at times lyrical and moving, at others explosive and unsettling, his approach of saxophone playing was totally his own, besides the fact that he favoured a little-used member of the sax family : the saxello, an hybrid between alto and soprano, with an instantly recognizable sound. Over the years, Dean lent his immense talents to bands like Soft Machine, Soft Heap, In Cahoots and L'Equip'Out, as well as many jazz ensembles featuring Keith Tippett, Hugh Hopper, Pip Pyle, Mark Hewins and John Etheridge. Elton Dean was born in Nottingham in 1945

Article: Album Review

Roberto Ottaviano: Eternal Love People

Read "Eternal Love People" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala


Fin dagli anni Ottanta, Roberto Ottaviano ha coltivato relazioni strette e feconde con la scena internazionale, particolarmente quella creativa europea. La stessa che proprio nel periodo precedente aveva sviluppato spinte notevoli, al punto da essere considerata trainante e prevalente pure dagli osservatori d'oltreoceano. Il musicista ha mantenuto e ravvivato questo rapporto, in particolare attraverso la collaborazione ...

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Jazzloops / The Stolen Hour

Label: Cherry Red Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Disc 1: Jazzloops - T3; Afrik; Garrisoi; Sfrankl; Acloop; Calmozart; Aintpo; 1212; Digwot; L4; Nigepo.

Disc 2: The Stolen Hour - Craig’s Distended Train Ride Complications at Work; An Inescapable Encounter With Mrs. Pry; ; Yearning for the Stolen Hour; The Long Drive; An Unregulated Sunset; A Sideways Peek at Dreamtime; Snide Wisdom Involving the Immateriality of Time; The Stuff He Sees; Mia’s Timely Emergence From the East; Compatibility; Sharing the Stolen Hour.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

New Releases From Martin Iaies, Claudio Scolari Project, Ahmad Jamal, Cal Tjader, And More

Read "New Releases From Martin Iaies, Claudio Scolari Project, Ahmad Jamal, Cal Tjader, And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we present new releases from Martin Iaies, Claudio Scolari Project, Ahmad Jamal, Cal Tjader, Chet Baker, Wes Montgomery, Darren Pickering, Loren Stillman, Anenon, Benjamín Vergara & Amanda Irarrázabal, Nikki Iles, and Elton Dean. Playlist Show Intro 00:00 Martin Iaies feat. Julian Argüelles “Pascanas # 1" from New Beginnings (ears&eyes) 00:55 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz + Rock = ?

Read "Jazz + Rock = ?" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show, from September 2021, focuses on various combinations of rock and jazz such as jazz musicians experimenting with rock rhythms, and rock bands leaning into horns and improvisation. Artists heard on the program include the Tony Williams Lifetime, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Dave Holland, Soft Machine, Spanky and Our Gang, and Elton Dean.Playlist Henry ...

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Article: Liner Notes

Machine Mass: Inti

Read "Machine Mass: Inti" reviewed by John Kelman


One of music's most remarkable qualities is its ability to provide a context for expression of otherwise indescribable feelings. The genesis of Machine Mass Trio came at a time of duress for Tony Bianco, the expat American drummer who, since relocating to Europe in the mid-1990s, has performed with A-list improvising musicians including Elton Dean, Evan ...

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On Italian Roads (Live in Milan 1979)

Label: British Progressive Jazz
Released: 2022
Track listing: Oasis; Fara; Dede-Bup-Bup; That’s for Cha; Seven for Lee.

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Facelift France and Holland

Label: Cuneiform Records
Released: 2022
Track listing:
CD 1
Eamonn Andrews; Mousetrap; Noisette; Backwards; Mousetrap (reprise); Out-Bloody-Rageous; Facelift; Slightly All the Time; Moon in June / vocal improvisation; Esther's Nose Job / Pigling Bland.
CD 2
Facelift; Moon in June; 12/8 Theme; Drum solo; Esther's Nose Job / Pigling Bland.

Article: Album Review

Elton Dean Quartet: On Italian Roads (Live in Milan 1979)

Read "On Italian Roads (Live in Milan 1979)" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Registrato (su cassetta) il 25 febbraio 1979 al Teatro Cristallo di Milano, il nastro di questo concerto ha dovuto attendere la bellezza di quarantatré anni, ma alla fine, grazie alla caparbietà e alla dedizione alla causa di Riccardo Bergerone, che dell'odierno CD (in impeccabile digipack a sei facciate) condivide la responsabilità delle note di copertina con ...

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Article: Album Review

Howard Riley / Keith Tippett: Journal Four

Read "Journal Four" reviewed by John Sharpe


British pianists Howard Riley and Keith Tippett were seasoned proponents of the never widespread format of the piano duet, both together and apart. Riley's partners also included Jaki Byard as well as overdubbed sessions with himself, while Tippett's discography contains entries with Stan Tracey, Daryl Runswick and Matthew Bourne (though the last took place subsequent to ...


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