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In memoriam: Alessandro Giachero

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Only with a very heavy heart one can write an obituary for a young friend and great musician who left this world suddenly, prematurely and unjustly, leaving his colleagues and pupils, but above all his family, in mourning. It will hopefully be useful to leave a trace of his musical contributions and a lead for future ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Emanuele Primavera Quintet: Above the Below

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From the very first notes of “Walk Away," the opening track of this album, one perceives a special feeling of poise, weight, balance and intense storytelling, a marker of great music. These young musicians have something to say, and they know how to speak their piece. As a composer Emanuele Primavera combines melodic invention ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Bilge Gunaydin: Daydreams

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Once this disc by Turkish pianist Bilge Gunaydin is in your CD player, you may find it hard to take it out again. There are several reasons for this. One is to hear the beautiful sound once crafted by composer Sinan Sakizli in his Hayyam Studio, down the hill from Istiklal towards Kasimpasa, a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Zandra Queen Of Jazz at Smock Alley Theatre

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Zandra Queen Of Jazz Smock Alley Theatre jny: Dublin, Ireland February 2, 2020 Jazz women are like hen's teeth in general histories of jazz. It took Sally Placksin's Jazz Women 1900 To The Present: Their Words, Lives and Music (Pluto Press, 1985) to acknowledge the contributions of dozens of jazz's ...

AkBank Jazz Festival 2019

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AkBank Jazz Festival Istanbul, Turkey October 18-25 2019 I arrived in Istanbul during the world-wide outrage that followed the United States pull-out from Syria and the consequent military intervention by Turkey. The new humongous airport looked rather empty compared to the crowded spaces of the old one; the trip to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Enrico Rava Special Edition at Teatro Nuovo

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Enrico Rava Special Edition Pisa Jazz Teatro Nuovo Pisa, Italy Sept. 25 2019 Enrico Rava, the musician who almost single-handedly gave Italian jazz an international profile in the '70s with his recordings, turns 80 this year and celebrates the milestone in the way he knows best: in music. He's ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

European Jazz Conference 2019

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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 European Jazz Conference 2019 Various Venues jny: Novara, Italy September 12-15, 2019 For its sixth edition the European Jazz Conference dropped anchor in sunny Italy. Where Rome or Milan might have been more obvious locations for such a high-powered international ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

A Quarry Concert in Italy

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Rossano Emili / Fat Fingers Saxophone Quartet Hermetica at Marble Quarry Vagli, Italy August 3, 2019 Summer in Tuscany is full of concerts in interesting, sometimes unique places. In fact, a variety of acoustic musics like jazz, chamber and folk have proven an invaluable tool to revitalize historical ...

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Documenting Jazz 2019

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Documenting Jazz Conservatory of Music and Drama TU Dublin jny: Dublin, Ireland January 17-19, 2019 Jazz music, which has pretty much always meant different things to different people, has been comprehensively documented since its arrival in the first decades of the twentieth century. The most obvious form ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEW

The History Of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians And Audience in Context

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The History Of European Jazz: The Music, Musicians And Audience In Context Various authors/Edited by Francesco Martinelli 741 Pages ISBN: 13 978 1 78179 446 3 Equinox Publishing 2018 It's taken some time, about a century in fact, but finally, thanks chiefly to editor and jazz historian Francesco ...


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