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Giuseppe Doronzo

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Giuseppe Doronzo is an Italian saxophonist and composer. After classical and contemporary studies in Italy, and jazz studies in Groningen, he moved to Amsterdam where he became an active member of the European improvised scene. He focuses his research on the baritone saxophone, aiming to explore a vocabulary that goes through contemporary classical music, jazz improvisation and non-western music. In 2018 he released his first baritone sax solo album “GOYA” on his record label, Tora Records. In 2015 he recorded a solo piece for the dutch dancer and choreographer Cora Bos-Kroese titled “Two ways towards”, that was played and performed at the New York University (NYC). He can be seen among his current projects as Solo, Falga, AVA Trio, Michael Moore Bigtet, All Ellington, XP7. He has been giving music workshops in several spaces and institutions in Europe together with the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Stedelijke Muziekschool (The Netherlands), Arkestra Lab foundation (Italy), Marmara University of Arts (Turkey). He has worked with creative artists covering various fields of the national and international art including: Michael Moore, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Mariem Hassan, Vince Mendoza, Han Bennink, NDR Big Band, João Bosco, Kiko Freitas, Robin Eubanks, Paolo Fresu, Tullio De Piscopo, Taylor Ho Bynum, Steve Potts,Ralph Alessi, Irene Aebi Lacy, Jim Black

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Article: Under the Radar

A Different Drummer, Part 3: Pino Basile & Mizuki Wildenhahn

Read "A Different Drummer, Part 3: Pino Basile & Mizuki Wildenhahn" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The Swish Knocker, And More Early on in his career, the late Milford Graves abandoned the snare drum, substituting the resonance of the toms for the snare parts. He believed music of the drum reverberated from within the drummer and the listener without the need for extraneous instrumentation. Tyshawn Sorey's approach to music speaks to contempt ...

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Article: Year in Review

Karl Ackermann’s Best Releases of 2020

Read "Karl Ackermann’s Best Releases of 2020" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


2020 abridged: A staggering loss of lives and livelihoods. We had worldwide social unrest, wildfires, locust swarms of Biblical proportions, killer hornets, killer drones, kids in cages; an impeachment, an election, an attempted insurrection. Oh, and Poland accidentally invaded the Czech Republic. It was not exactly the Gilded Age. Yet, amid doom-scrolling, the creative music community ...

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Digging the Sand

Label: Marocco Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: Cala Dei Turchi; Espero; Fadiouth; Digging the Sand; Tosun Kacti; Ayi Havasi; Anamoni; Distanze.

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Article: Album Review

AVA Trio: Digging the Sand

Read "Digging the Sand" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


In 2017 the AVA Trio released their debut album Music from an Imaginary Land (Tritone Records) and promptly made their mark by earning spots on several year-end polls. That inaugural release was a unique amalgamation of ethnic influences and free improvisation. With the release of Digging the Sand, the group continues to mine the imagination and ...

Album

Goya

Label: Tora Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Arundo Choir; Flusso di Coscienza; Conversation; Nesciobrug; Engaku-Ji; Rotunda; Canti dal Grano.

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Article: Live Review

Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXIII Edizione

Read "Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXIII Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz Sant'Anna Arresi 1-9.9.2018 Mettendo insieme una buona dose di ironia e di amara verità, il direttore artistico del festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz, Basilio Sulis, ama definire Sant'Anna Arresi come Periferia dell'Impero. Da trentatré anni, tuttavia, nella prima settimana di settembre questo lembo di Sardegna ...

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Article: Album Review

Giuseppe Doronzo: Goya

Read "Goya" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Italian baritone saxophonist Giuseppe Doronzo is the type of restless artist that continually looks for new resources from which to expand on the language of his instrument. In recent years he has utilized a variety of format platforms as launching points. With the self-titled debut of the quintet Falga (Self-Produced, 2016) and the subsequent AVA Trio ...

Album

Music From An Imaginary Land

Label: TryTone
Released: 2017
Track listing: Kancık Dance; Allèst Allèst; Pisman; Borders; Barrio; Ricordi; Pol; Mediterranean People.

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Article: Album Review

AVA Trio: Music From An Imaginary Land

Read "Music From An Imaginary Land" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The recently formed AVA Trio has a distinctly original sound that blends the musical influences of the Mediterranean, Middle-East and Western jazz on their debut recording Music From An Imaginary Land. The three young musicians play original compositions that owe more to jazz than to global influences but they incorporate their native heritages, along with somewhat ...


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