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Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 3

Read "Give the Drummer (More Than) Some! Part 3" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

More music featuring projects lead by drummers. Drums for civil rights, solos and duos, and poetry drumming. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Terri Lyne Carrington “If Not Now (feat. Maimouna Youssef)" Waiting Game (Motema) 0:16 Host talks 5:42 Max Roach “Driva' Man" We ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I

Read "It Takes Two to Jazz: Part I" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we focus on the art of the duo. A challenging format as one does neither have the complete freedom of a solo nor the support of a larger band. Yet, in the hands of the right artists, it can produce magical music. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Gianluigi Trovesi: dal solo alle orchestre

Read "Gianluigi Trovesi: dal solo alle orchestre" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Non era più giovanissimo Gianluigi Trovesi quando alla fine degli anni Settanta venne alla ribalta nel sestetto di Giorgio Gaslini, che nei concerti lo presentava come “l'improvvisatore che viene dalle montagne." Il sassofonista e clarinettista infatti è nato e cresciuto a Nembro, nella Valle Seriana, dove ha mosso i suoi primi passi musicali all'interno della banda ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Wadada Leo Smith / Sabu Toyozumi: Burning Meditation

Read "Burning Meditation" reviewed by John Sharpe

The Japanese concept of ma—a celebration of the space between things—is one to which trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith can readily subscribe. Space and silence are as important as sound in his conception. The weight given to the pauses between phrases stands out on this live recording from 1994 with Japanese drummer Sabu Toyozumi, which forms another ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Euphorium_freakestra: Grande Casino

Read "Grande Casino" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Indeed, the earth can be a delightfully bizarre habitat. With this ten-piece aggregation assembled by pianist, musicologist Oliver Schwerdt and featuring legendary improvisers Barry Guy (bass) and Gunter 'Baby' Sommer (drums, perc), ideas, and perhaps life itself penetrate through unchartered peripheries of time and reason. This European ensemble toys with your psyche due to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Tibor Prettschnöder: The Largo And The Lame

Read "The Largo And The Lame" reviewed by Mark Corroto

By now it is generally accepted that there is such a category as Germanic free improvisation. One separate from the Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Günter Sommer, Peter Kowald, Manfred Schoof, Gerd Dudek, Albert Mangelsdorff, etc, etc. school of free jazz that machine-gunned its way into the European scene of the late 1960s. These new rebels ...

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Trombone x 4 (x 4)

Read "Trombone x 4 (x 4)" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Che ci sia un trombone a guidare la cosiddetta front line di un gruppo jazz, ammettiamolo, non è merce poi così usuale. Ci fa quindi piacere, amando particolarmente il suono rotondo, pieno, evocativo dello strumento, legare uno con l'altro quattro album che praticano tale formula, incisi e pubblicati nel giro di pochi mesi, tra la fine ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Irene Schweizer - Pierre Favre: Live in Zurich

Read "Live in Zurich" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Come dice Ekkehard Jost nel suo fondamentale volume Europas Jazz (Fischer Verlag, 1987), “Negli anni attorno al 1970, in un fase storica relativamente breve, il Jazz europeo trovò se stesso." Gli elvetici Irène Schweizer e Pierre Favre sono tra coloro che contribuirono fortemente all'identità europea di una musica che fino a quel momento aveva vissuto quasi ...


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