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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 ...

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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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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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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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 ...

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Jazz and Joy Festival 2015

Read "Jazz and Joy Festival 2015" reviewed by Adriana Carcu

Jazz and Joy Festival 2015 Worms, Germany June 19-21, 2015 The Jazz and Joy Festival, located in the German town of Worms, celebrated its 25th anniversary. Not far from Frankfurt on Main, Worms carries an illustrious historical heritage, as the site of the Middle Age Nibelung Legend, which was later masterfully rendered ...

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Iiro Rantala al Pinocchio Live Jazz di Firenze

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Pinocchio Live Jazz Firenze 17.01.2015 Un jazz club può non apparire il luogo più adatto per mettere in scena un piano solo, tipo di performance che richiede attenzione e raccoglimento per essere apprezzata. Ma quando l'interprete del piano solo è non solo bravissimo, ma anche creativo, pirotecnico, ironico, irruente, ...


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