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Farnell Newton, Nuphar Fey and a tribute to Jon Christensen

Read "Farnell Newton, Nuphar Fey and a  tribute to Jon Christensen" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Two featured new albums from Farnell Newton and Nuphar Fey and a comprehensive tribute to Norwegian drummer Jon Christensen who passed away on 18th February Farnell Newton gets up on the good foot and heads off full speed ahead on his second leader album for Posi-Tone. This action packed session features the high powered ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley

Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine / Kombank Dvorana Belgrade Serbia October 22-28, 2019 Reaching its 35th edition, the Belgrade Jazz Festival added extra shows at the beginning and end of its run, making up a full week, or eight days, if the opening dj night is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Shinya Fukumori: For 2 Akis

Read "For 2 Akis" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Una bella sorpresa questo trio multinazionale (ma con sede a Monaco) al debutto per ECM, guidato dal trentaquattrenne giapponese Shinya Fukumori e completato dal trentacinquenne tenorsassofonista francese Matthieu Bordenave e dal cinquantasettenne pianista tedesco Walter Lang. Fukumori, che prima di dedicarsi alla batteria aveva suonato il violino e il pianoforte, è giunto alcuni anni ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Trygve Seim: Rumi Songs

Read "Rumi Songs" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Norwegian saxophonist Trygve Seim may lack the marquee status of countryman (and fellow ECM artist) Jan Garbarek. But he is no less adventurous, and has recently been popping up all over on 2016 ECM releases: on Mats Eilertsen's Rubicon; with Sinikka Langeland and the Trio Medieval on The Magical Forest; with Iro Haarla and symphony orchestra ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ketil Bjornstad: A Passion for John Donne

Read "A Passion for John Donne" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Il poeta inglese del Cinquecento John Donne è una costante fonte di ispirazione per Ketil Bjørnstad, che già aveva fatto riferimento a lui in altri lavori. Stavolta, però, gli dedica l'intero progetto del CD, con una scelta stilistica di frontiera che permette al pianista norvegese di affiancare le proprie musiche alle liriche di Donne e di ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Kjetil Husebø: Steps

Read "Steps" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

Norwegian pianist Kjetil Husebø attempted in his recent releases to integrate programmed sounds and live sampling into the sound of the acoustic piano. On Steps he focuses on the grand piano, his first solo piano album. The album was recorded in the famed Rainbow Studio in jny: Oslo in a short session in December 2014, with ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Intervista a Stefano Battaglia

Read "Intervista a Stefano Battaglia" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

All About Jazz Italia: Il tuo Trio con Salvatore Maiore e Roberto Dani arriva al terzo capitolo, In the Morning, nel quale, pur conservando la propria identità, presenta due importanti novità: la principale è che la musica non è originale, bensì del compositore americano Alec Wilder. Perché questo passaggio dalla musica tua a quella di un ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sinikka Langeland: The Half-Finished Heaven

Read "The Half-Finished Heaven" reviewed by Vic Albani

Esistono, lo sanno bene gli elfi piuttosto che gli umani, paradisi finiti a metà. Uno di questi lo racconta -grazie anche alle liriche di Tomas Tranströmer -nella sua quarta esperienza nei solchi di ECM la norvegese {Sinikka Langeland, regina del delicatissimo kantele, un'interessante variante del nordico dulcimer in stile cetra/arpa. L'altro è quello ormai certificato e ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Andy Sheppard: Tales From the Bristol Underground Jazz Revolution

Read "Andy Sheppard: Tales From the Bristol Underground Jazz Revolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

"Jazz has always been an underground thing. It doesn't have the power and might of opera, but it should," says Andy Sheppard, shortly after the UK premier of Surrounded by Sea (ECM, 2015) at the Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival. “Everyone in the music industry has a respect for jazz music, and they should, I think, ...


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