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Kassa Overall, drummer, producer and recording artist, is a rising star on today’s music scene. Encompassing all styles and traditions of music, he works with artists ranging from jazz to hip-hop, indie-pop to avante-garde. As a drummer, Overall has been an integral part of Geri Allen’s Timeline band which has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe for the past three years. You can hear their latest work on Geri allen’s latest release entitled “Timeline Live.” Being an extremely versatile drummer that can shine in any situation, he has also been making an impact on the indie-pop scene touring with artists such as Francis and The Lights, Gordon Voidwell, TECLA and Mayer Hawthorne. Utilizing the capabilities of laptops and samplers on stage is a key element to Overall’s signature sound

Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good

Read "Kassa Overall: I Think I'm Good" reviewed by Serena Antinucci

We might never know what exactly happens in the creative mind of Brooklyn-based producer and drummer Kassa Overall. However, his latest album, I Think I'm Good (Brownswood Recordings), gives us an insight in his swirling imagination. The sophomore release by one of the brightest musicians of the New York jazz scene, I Think ...

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Kassa Overall racconta il suo secondo album

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Quello che succede nella mente creativa del trentaseienne producer e batterista jazz Kassa Overall non lo sapremo mai. Siamo sicuri? In realtà, nel suo ultimo disco I Think I'm Good, uscito per la Brownswood Recordings a gennaio 2020, ci concede un giro nella sua immaginazione vorticosa. Il secondo album di uno dei migliori musicisti ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases

Read "Lakecia Benjamin, Kenny Barron-Dave Holland, Kassa Overall & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

In our weekly exploration of new releases, here are beautiful albums featuring piano trios, adventurous guitarists, Miles Davis alumni, a tribute to John Coltrane and vocalists that explore electro-acoustic soundscapes. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Franck Amsallem “Baton Rouge" Gotham Goodbye (jazz&people) ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2020 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Believe it or not, it is that time of the year again! The holidaze are barely over and a new edition of Winter JazzFest is upon us. Knowing a jazz marathon is the perfect antidote to the holiday shopping and social marathons, producer Brice Rosenbloom and his cohorts have put together a program of gargantuan proportions. ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Kassa Overall: Living in the Cut between Jazz and Hip Hop

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Drummer, rapper and producer Kassa Overall speaks about the intersection of jazz and hip-hop, the importance of getting “comfortable with being bored so you can get better at your instrument," the relationship between great drumming and the sounds of nature, how growing up far away from the “scene" gave him a strong sense of personal identity, ...

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An Embarrassment of Riches

Read "An Embarrassment of Riches" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt

It's a great time to be a jazz lover, with so many fantastic new releases that it's almost overwhelming. To quote Shakespeare, it's an embarrassment of riches! This week we have handpicked some of the most exciting new music, from giants like Bill Frisell and Chris Potter to indie upstarts and international artists like Theon Cross ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

2019 Starts with a Jazz Blast! Part 2

Read "2019 Starts with a Jazz Blast! Part 2" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Last week we dived deep in some of the best new releases of 2019. Two hours were not enough so this week we continue our quest for fascinating new jazz out there... and we'll branch out a bit going into releases that came out at the end of 2018 as well. Many of the albums we're ...

ARTICLE: WHAT IS JAZZ?

2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide

Read "2019 Winter JazzFest's Weekend Marathon: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

With each passing year, Winter JazzFest—New York's premiere jazz festival—has expanded the number of venues presenting an increasingly diverse array of musicians. There are several ways to approach a programme as dense and exciting as the 2019 edition of the two-day Marathon spanning January 11th and 12th. Thanks to an embarrassment of riches, festival goers face ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXII Edizione

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz Sant'Anna Arresi Piazza del Nuraghe 01-10.09.2017 Max Roach e la sua We Insist! Freedom Now Suite. Erano queste le coordinate di riferimento della trentaduesima edizione del festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz. Percussioni, dunque, ma anche lotte per i diritti civili, per le conquiste ...


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