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Enzo Favata

Enzo Favata is one of the most active and best known Sardinian musicians on the Italian and international music scene, having played more than 2,000 concerts the world over. His research weds tradition and modernity and ranges between different musical cultures. He has studied classical and jazz saxophone, plays the soprano, sopranino and tenor sax, and the bass clarinet, as well as other ethnic wind instruments, above all from Sardinia

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Otis Sandsjö, Pablo Ablanedo, Webber/Morris Big Band and More

Read "Otis Sandsjö, Pablo Ablanedo, Webber/Morris Big Band and More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Second part of this week's review of new and upcoming releases [for the first part click here] with the great return of master arranger Pablo Ablanedo, the new single by Swedish saxophonist and flutist Otis Sandsjö, two new projects by the prolific oud and guitarist Gordon Grdina, and saxophones in solo, duo, trio and quartet settings. ...

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Lina Allemano, Yaroslav Likhachev, Pauli Lyytinen and More

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This episode might be a week early, given that seven days later is International Jazz Day, but OMJ has been pretty international in scope for a long time now. Thirteen different countries are represented among the artists featured this week. E.g., Pauli Lyytinen's Magnetia Orkestri from Finland, saxophonist Yaroslav Likhachev from Siberia via Berlin, Peripheral Vision ...

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Enzo Favata, Sabir Mateen & Songs Of Tales

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Forty years after the death of John Coltrane in 1967, Sardinian saxophonist Enzo Favata was presented with an opportunity to assemble a group for a festival and perform their concept of what Coltrane's music might have sounded like in 2007. That's one of the featured albums in this edition of One Man's Jazz. You'll also hear ...

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Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program, Novara

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 European Jazz Conference 2019: Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program Various venues Novara, Italy September 11-15, 2019 At a time when the ideals of unity and transnational solidarity that represented the founding values of modern-day Europe seem to be faltering under ...

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European Jazz Conference 2019 in Novara

Read "European Jazz Conference 2019 in Novara" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Photos of the European Jazz Conference 2019 held in Novara, Italy, from September 11th to 15th. The Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program featured performances by the Franco D'Andrea's Octet, Gianluca Petrella Cosmic Renaissance, Filippo Vignato, Eloisa Manera, Roberto Ottaviano, Dan Kinzelman and Hobby Horse, Rosa ...

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International Jazz Festival Musica Sulle Bocche 2018

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Musica Sulle Bocche Diverse locations inside and sites outside town Santa Teresa Gallura, Sardinia, Italy August 23-26, 2018 Music gravitates toward special sites and special sites attract suitable music. It is a core value of Musica Sulle Bocche festival in Santa Teresa Gallura, a town at the northernmost tip in ...

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Gerlando Gatto: Gente di Jazz

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Gente di Jazz Gerlando Gatto 232 pagine KappaVu 2017 In questo volume Gerlando Gatto -catanese trapiantato a Roma, che di jazz si è occupato fin dai suoi esordi giornalistici risalenti ai primi anni Settanta e oggi una delle firme storiche del jazz italiano -raccoglie alcune delle sue numerosissime interviste con ...

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Enzo Favata e Mario Tozzi al Teatro della Compagnia di Firenze

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Enzo Favata e Mario Tozzi Teatro della Compagnia Firenze 29.11.2017 Non è raro che la musica jazz, improvvisata o comunque in qualche modo creativa si affianchi e si metta al servizio di altre forme artistiche ed espressive. Talvolta ciò avviene nel cinema, dove più che altro funge da commento, o ...

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A dialogo con Roberto Ottaviano

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Poliedrico quanto a collaborazioni ed esplorazioni di aree stilistiche, sempre rigorosissimo nel modo di affrontare qualsiasi situazione musicale, ritenuto dalla critica uno dei maggiori interpreti del sassofono jazz in Europa, Roberto Ottaviano è prossimo a compiere sessant'anni, essendo nato a Bari nel dicembre del '57. E lo fa presentando un ennesimo lavoro di altissimo livello, altro ...


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