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Ground Music Festival 2017

Read "Ground Music Festival 2017" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Ground Music Festival Franciacorta e Val Trompia 23.6-2.7.2017 La nascita di un nuovo festival dedicato alla musica improvvisata è sempre da accogliere con grande attenzione ed entusiasmo soprattutto se arriva non per volontà di qualche occasionale investitore o interessato amministratore ma dalla passione, dalla competenza, dalla voglia di mettersi in gioco e ...

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

2016: The Year in Jazz

Read "2016: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2016 bubbled with events and initiatives to strengthen jazz's place in American and world culture, as well as a variety of venue openings, closings and cancellations. Jazz hit the silver screen in many ways throughout the year, and International Jazz Day continued to thrive--complete with a major all-star concert at the White House. Pop ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Pi Recordings 2016 Releases

Read "Pi Recordings 2016 Releases" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Over the 15 years of its existence, Pi Recordings has been the home of musical innovators both established and up and coming. Its catalogue includes works by such legends as composer and woodwind player Henry Threadgill, pianist Muhal Richard Abrams and other members of the Association for Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). The imprint is also ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Rova Orkestrova: No Favorites!

Read "No Favorites!" reviewed by Troy Collins

Ever since its formation in 1977, Rova, the pioneering West Coast saxophone quartet, has been augmenting its ranks to explore structured improvisation. No Favorites! pays homage to Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris, the inventor of Conduction, a revolutionary system for organizing large-ensemble improvisation using coded gestures. This ambitious album epitomizes a working relationship that Rova began with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Henry Threadgill Ensemble Double Up: Old Locks And Irregular Verbs

Read "Old Locks And Irregular Verbs" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

The premiere of Old Locks and Irregular Verbs--Henry Threadgill's tribute to his longtime friend and colleague, musical pioneer Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris--was easily one of the most talked about events at the 2014 edition of New York's Winter Jazzfest. The buzz factor and expectation surrounding this work and the band performing it was so strong, in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris: Possible Universe (Conduction 192)

Read "Possible Universe (Conduction 192)" reviewed by Mark Corroto

With the death of jazzman Lawrence D. “Butch" Morris in 2013, we close the book on one of the most idiosyncratic composers, improvisors, conductors ever to work in creative music. His musical trajectory from a 1970s free jazz cornetist to the originator of his trademark 'Conductions' has been the stuff of legends. Under his baton, he ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris: Verona

Read "Verona" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Di Butch Morris non ce n'è mai abbastanza. Sono passati la bellezza di 27 anni dall'ormai leggendario Current Trends in Racism in Modern America, che il primo febbraio del 1985, eseguito da un ensemble di dieci elementi (tra i quali Frank Lowe, Tom Cora e John Zorn), inaugurò il filone delle Conduction. 27 anni sono lunghi ...

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Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 1: January 7, 2011

Read "Winter Jazzfest, New York City, Day 1: January 7, 2011" reviewed by Gordon Marshall

Day 1 | Day 2 Winter JazzfestNew York, NYJanuary 7-8, 2011 What with the snow, the lines, the standing-room-only crowds, New York City's Winter Jazzfest can be a hectic, hectoring hell of force-feeding, a speed-read tasting menu of mad musical difference, as hard to digest in the instant ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Lawrence D. 'Butch' Morris - Folding Space: Modette & Other Songs

Read "Lawrence D. 'Butch' Morris - Folding Space: Modette & Other Songs" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Teatro Rossini - Lugo - 30.5.2009 Folding Space è un progetto inedito che ha avuto il suo debutto assoluto al teatro Rossini di Lugo. Una commissione del festival Angelica (una delle realtà italiane più longeve e dinamiche nel panorama delle musiche di confine e di ricerca), è stato realizzato da Butch Morris in collaborazione con la ...


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