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Irene Schweizer

Swiss pianist Irene Schweizer (1941), who had cut her teeth in a local trio with drummer Mani Neumeier. A few months after British saxophonist Joe Harriott, she pioneered Indo-jazz fusion by recording Jazz Meets India (october 1967), that featured a jazz quintet with trumpeter Manfred Schoof and Neumaier improvising with and a trio of Indian musicians (Diwan Motihar on sitar, Keshav Sathe on tabla, Kasan Thakur on tamboura). She achieved notoriety in a trio with bassist Peter Kowald and drummer Pierre Favre that debuted on Santana (october 1968), with the 14-minute Santana. That trio became a Quartett (november 1969) with the addition of British saxophonist Evan Parker (the 19-minute Where are all the old cop sets Clancy)

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Aruán Ortiz with Andrew Cyrille and Mauricio Herrera: Inside Rhythmic Falls

Read "Inside Rhythmic Falls" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Cuban-born pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz is constantly evolving, experimenting and injecting new elements into his craft. Inside Rhythmic Falls is his third trio album, each with impressive but different lineups. His previous trio release, Live In Zürich (Intakt Records, 2018), with bassist Brad Jones and Chicago Underground mainstay Chad Taylor on drums and mbira, saw ...

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Gerlando Gatto - L'altra metà del jazz

Read "Gerlando Gatto - L'altra metà del jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

L'altra metà del jazz Gerlando Gatto 255 pagine ISBN: 978-88-97705-81-9 Kappa Vu, Udine 2018 Circa un anno dopo il suo Gente di Jazz (clicca qui per leggerne la recensione) Gerlando Gatto torna a pubblicare un nuovo libro di interviste. La novità--come annuncia il titolo parafrastico--sta nel tipo di ...

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All-Female Bands Are a Riot!

Read "All-Female Bands Are a Riot!" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

As much as we favor a complete integration of the jazz sexes, this week we feature twenty-four bands or projects with not a single man in sight, actually in hearing. After all, how much jazz radio have you listened to (not on Mondo Jazz) with playlists made exclusively of all male bands? Here's a small contribution ...

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Gunter Baby Sommer: Baby's Party

Read "Baby's Party" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The music from the German duo of Günter Baby Sommer and Till Brönner is best described as gestural, meaning the pair utilizes posture and body movement to effect an oratory--in this case the somatic nature of Sommer's drum and percussion work and the flow of breath through Brönner's trumpet and flugelhorn. On the occasion ...

Clean Feed 2018

Read "Clean Feed 2018" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Since it's inception in 2002, Lisbon, Portugal's Clean Feed Records has released nearly 500 recordings. Last year the total was 64. Keeping up with their output might be the best way to follow innovative jazz and improvised music in the 21st century. Besides releasing music by masters such as Peter Brotzmann, Joe McPhee, Ivo Perelman, Elliott ...

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2018 Winter Jazz Festival Preview & 2017 Highlights (Part 2)

Read "2018 Winter Jazz Festival Preview & 2017 Highlights (Part 2)" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Welcome to the second episode of Mondo Jazz dedicated to previewing some of the international artists that will be performing at the 2018 Winter Jazz Festival. It features music by and interviews with Lucia Cadotsch, Yazz Ahmed, Yacine Boulares and Guilhelm Flouzat as well as some 2017 gems by James Brandon Lewis, Fabrizio Puglisi as well ...

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Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Vol.3

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Vol.3" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Volume 1 | Volume 2| Volume 3 Eccola la terza e ultima puntata della nostra compilation con il meglio del 2017, che fa da complemento e colonna sonora alle varie liste di fine anno pubblicate negli scorsi giorni da Luca Canini, Libero Farnè, Angelo Leonardi, Nicola Negri, Neri Pollastri, Vincenzo Roggero e Luca Vitali. ...

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Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 3

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 3" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 Some cling to the belief that jazz is in crisis or worse, dead. Our impression is quite the opposite, and to prove our point, we've compiled a mixtape featuring some of the best jazz released in 2017. Also, check out our staff's BEST OF 2017 lists ...

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Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 2

Read "Best of 2017: The All About Jazz Mixtape, Volume 2" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Volume 1 | Volume 2 | Volume 3 Some cling to the belief that jazz is in crisis or worse, dead. Our impression is quite the opposite, and to prove our point, we've compiled a mixtape featuring some of the best jazz released in 2017. Also, check out our staff's BEST OF 2017 lists ...


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