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Iiro Rantala

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 1

Read "Returned to Forever: The Chick Corea's Songbook, Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We celebrate the legacy of the late Chick Corea with his countless recordings as a leader or sideman, a body of compositions that have already expanded the jazz canon and will continue to do so in the coming years. In this first part of the programme we'll focus in particular on his “Spanish Heart" and his ...

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Article: Lyrics

La 23esima edizione di Jazz & Wine of Peace

Read "La 23esima edizione di Jazz & Wine of Peace" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


La pandemia e le misure precauzionali che ne sono conseguite non fermano il Jazz & Wine of Peace di Cormòns, festival giunto alla ventitreesima edizione che, come gli scorsi anni, porta il pubblico in alcune delle più apprezzate cantine della zona per coniugare musica e gastronomia, entrambe di altissimo livello. Ma se sui vini del Collio ...

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Article: Album Review

Iiro Rantala & Ulf Wakenius: Good Stuff

Read "Good Stuff" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Il pianista finlandese Iiro Rantala e il chitarrista tedesco Ulf Wakenius sono due tra i più straordinari musicisti europei e tuttavia --forse a causa del loro stile estroso ma relativamente convenzionale --anche tra i più sottovalutati. Alfieri della eccellente etichetta ACT, proprio grazie a quest'ultima hanno avuto modo di collaborare, per un concerto a più voci ...

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Good Stuff

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2017
Track listing: Vienna; Carmen: Micaela & Don José; Helsinki; Palma; Seoul; Nessun dorma; Sir Duke; Berlin; What a Wonderful World; Rome; Giant Steps; Love the Stuff/Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.

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Article: Album Review

Various Artists: E.S.T. Symphony

Read "E.S.T. Symphony" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Before Esbjorn Svensson's tragic death in 2008 there were clear signs that e.s.t. was hungry to explore new musical terrain; Leucocyte (ACT Records, 2008), the trio's live-in-the-studio improvisation with its metal-jazz thunder, brooding electronics and epic excursions was proof of that. However, five years previously, Svensson, Dan Berglund and Magnus Ostrom had played a handful of ...

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Article: Live Review

April Jazz Festival in Espoo, Finland

Read "April Jazz Festival in Espoo, Finland" reviewed by Anthony Shaw


April Jazz Espoo, Finland April 26-30, 2017 April in southern Finland is a time of rapidly lengthening daylight and often crystalline blue skies heralding spring. This year though relentless gray skies and bitter winds made the appeal of a long weekend of top class jazz an even stronger motivation to ignore the ...

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Article: Live Review

Montreux Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Montreux Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Montreux Jazz Festival 2016 Various Venues jny: Montreux, Switzerland July 9-12, 2016 No matter at what point, or for how long you dipped into the Montreux Jazz Festival during the seventeen days of its 50th edition, the sense of history was palpable. Charles Lloyd was present, just as he ...

Album

My Working Class Hero

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2015

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It takes two to Tango

Label: ACT Music
Released: 2015


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