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Enzo Favata

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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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Article: Album Review

Enzo Favata, Marcello Peghin, Salvatore Maiore, U.T. Gandhi: Song Book No.1

Read "Song Book No.1" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


"Canzoni senza parole": così Enzo Favata definisce i brani che compongono questo album edito dalla Da Vinci, dei quali—con una sola eccezione—è autore, in alcuni casi assieme all'antico compagno di strada Marcello Peghin. Del resto il multistrumentista di Alghero, pur non avendo mai scritto musiche su testi (e nonostante si sia occasionalmente dilettato nello scrivere testi ...

Article: Interview

Danilo Gallo: alla ricerca dell'incoerenza perduta

Read "Danilo Gallo: alla ricerca dell'incoerenza perduta" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Da anni ormai uno dei contrabbassisti e bassisti elettrici più apprezzati e richiesti del nostro Paese, Danilo Gallo fa parte di molte formazioni importanti che crescono di numero al passare del tempo, alcune a proprio nome, come il quartetto Dark Dry Tears, altre collettive, come Guano Padano, altre ancora a nome di altri, come il Tinissima ...

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Article: Radio

Sylvie Courvoisier, Christian Lillinger, OM and More

Read "Sylvie Courvoisier, Christian Lillinger, OM and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The international scene continues to demonstrate there's quality music everywhere. Included in this episode new releases by German drummer Christian Lillinger, Belgian drummer Antoine Pierre's Urbex, South Korean drummer SooJin Suh, English pianist Rick Simpson, Argentinean drummer Axel Filip, and the reborn Swiss 70s and 80s powerhouse, OM. From this side of the pond, new works ...

Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2020

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2020" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Fano, varie sedi 24-31.7.2020 Un festival estivo in piena regola. Non è poco in epoca di Covid (...e purtroppo non possiamo ancora dire di post-Covid). Un esempio di resistenza, di sfida, di sinergica capacità organizzativa, di voglia irreprimibile di musica dal vivo, da parte di chi la suona, ma anche per chi l'ascolta. ...

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Article: Radio

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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Article: Radio

Lina Allemano, Yaroslav Likhachev, Pauli Lyytinen and More

Read "Lina Allemano, Yaroslav Likhachev, Pauli Lyytinen and More" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


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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Article: Radio

Enzo Favata, Sabir Mateen & Songs Of Tales

Read "Enzo Favata, Sabir Mateen & Songs Of Tales" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


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 ...

Album

Song Book No.1

Label: Da Vinci
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Saint; Secret Window; Last Night; Patagonia Express; Native Dance; Sunset; Oasi; Turn.

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Article: Live Review

Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program, Novara

Read "Italian Showcase Festival and Fringe Program, Novara" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


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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