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Hasaan Ibn Ali

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Article: Profile

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Requiem (And Praise) For A Heavyweight Pianist

Read "Hasaan Ibn Ali: Requiem (And Praise) For A Heavyweight Pianist" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer


"The new release of Hasaan's Retrospect In Retirement Of Delay: The Solo Recordings (Omnivore Recordings, 2021), which features him in privately recorded performances from 1962 to 1965, reveals his profundity, his overwhelming power, his mighty virtuosity. It does more than put him on the map of jazz history—it expands the map to include the vast expanse ...

Album

Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album

Label: Omnivore Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: Atlantic Ones; Viceroy; El Hasaan; Richard May Love Give Powell; Metaphysics; Epitome; True Train; True Train (Short Version); Viceroy (Short Version); Atlantic Ones (Short Version).

Album

Retrospect in Retirement of Delay: The Solo Recordings

Label: Omnivore Recordings
Released: 2021
Track listing: CD 1: Falling In Love With Love; Atlantic Ones (Originally known as “Blue Is”); Yesterdays; Cherokee; Body And Soul; Off Minor; Off My Back Jack; They Say It’s Wonderful; On Green Dolphin Street; How Deep Is The Ocean; Arabic Song. CD 2: True Train (Part I); True Train (Part 2); Lover; Sweet And Lovely; Mean To Me; After You’ve Gone; It Could Happen To You; Untitled Ballad; Extemporaneous Prose-Poem; Bésame Mucho.

Article: Live Review

Anokhi3 al Pinocchio di Firenze

Read "Anokhi3 al Pinocchio di Firenze" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Anokhi3 Firenze Pinocchio Live Jazz 4.12.21 Giunta al Pinocchio di Firenze il giorno successivo al suo esordio assoluto, avvenuto a Monfalcone, Anokhi3—piano trio che Cristiano Calcagnile ha messo in piedi assieme a Giorgio Pacorig e Gabriele Evangelista—è una formazione pensata da tempo e il cui materiale ha richiesto una lunga elaborazione. ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Retrospect in Retirement of Delay: The Solo Recordings

Read "Retrospect in Retirement of Delay: The Solo Recordings" reviewed by Doug Collette


Solo musical performances are a rare and unusual experience unto themselves for both artist and audience. Whether song-oriented or in improvisational mode, the creator offers the work from a stance of vulnerability in the hope of connecting with the observers in such a way that the intimacy of the moment(s) provides insight into the minds and ...

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Article: Album Review

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album

Read "Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album" reviewed by Doug Collette


It has been years since the woefully unsung pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali recorded Metaphysics and, while its circuitous route to release is worth more than a little note, that story seems to have taken precedence over insight into and observation of the music itself. In keeping with its customarily astute archival approach, the Omnivore curating team ...

News: Recording

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics

Abstractionism in music is just over 100 years old. Largely a reaction to the inner torment of chaotic events that the artist can't process, abstractionism dates to the summer of 1908 and the jilting of Arnold Schoenberg. Back then, his wife, Mathilde, left him in Vienna and spent several months with a young Austrian painter. The ...

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Article: Album Review

Hasaan Ibn Ali: Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album

Read "Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


The hard bop, Philadelphia pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali had a short, troubled life. On what was believed his only recording, The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan (Atlantic, 1965), the drummer placed Ali's full image front and center, his name in a larger font on the LP cover. Within the Philadelphia jazz community, he was ...


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