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Louis Sclavis

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Louis Sclavis (b. Lyon, France, February 2, 1953) is a French jazz musician. He performs on clarinet, bass clarinet, and soprano saxophone in a variety of contexts, including jazz and free jazz. His music shows great creativity and a lively sense of humor. Sclavis began his musical education at the conservatoire de Lyon at age 9, where he studied clarinet. He began performing with the Lyon Workshop, where he met Michel Portal and Bernard Lubat. He then joined the Brotherhood of Breath of Chris McGregor, and later the Henri Texier quartet. He began his work as a leader in 1987, with his first album Chine

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Louis Sclavis, Olga Reznichenko, Joona Toivanen, Álvaro Torres & More New Releases

Read "Louis Sclavis, Olga Reznichenko, Joona Toivanen, Álvaro Torres & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Piano trios show that, in the right hands, this formula still a lot to say; musicians that walk down the trail blazed by Carla Bley and Paul Bley; chamber jazz and much more in this set.Happy listening!PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Olga Reznichenko Trio “Restless ...

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Article: Live Review

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022. Prima parte: la Città Alta

Read "Bergamo Jazz Festival 2022. Prima parte: la Città Alta" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Bergamo Varie sedi 17-20.3.2022 Dopo lo slittamento a settembre dell'edizione 2021 a causa delle restrizioni della pandemia, il Bergamo Jazz Festival è tornato a svolgersi in marzo, come nella sua consolidata tradizione. Una rete di spazi prestigiosi di varia capienza, sparsi nella Città Alta e in quella Bassa, ha accolto di volta ...

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Article: Album Review

Mauro Gargano: Feed

Read "Feed" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


A pochi mesi dall'uscita del ben diverso Nuages, il contrabbassista Mauro Gargano affronta a proprio modo il piano trio, scegliendo come partner un altro italiano che, come lui, vive e lavora in Francia, il pianista Alessandro Sgobbio--membro anche degli eccellenti Pericopes ed Hitra--e un grande della batteria d'oltralpe qual è Christophe Marguet--collaboratore tra gli altri di ...

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Article: Album Review

Benjamin Moussay: Promontoire

Read "Promontoire" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann


The second in a trilogy of solo piano records released on ECM in 2020 (Jon Balke's Discourses being the first and Dominik Wania's Lonely Shadows the third), Benjamin Moussay's Promontoire captures the French pianist's cinematic spirit and gently romantic touch through 12 short pieces, each offering a different glance at the pianist's inner workings. A key ...

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Atalante

Label: Felmay
Released: 2020
Track listing: Le voci di dentro; Germinale; La vita felice; Terra; Vigo; Atalante; Shipwrecked; Sur la montagne.

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Article: Album Review

Federico Marchesano: Atalante

Read "Atalante" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Nato come progetto originale commissionato dal Torino Jazz Festival 2018, questo lavoro del contrabbassista e compositore torinese Federico Marchesano, formazione classica ed esperienze eclettiche, vede adesso la luce anche nella sua documentazione registrata, uscendo in CD per la Faelmay. Il progetto si ispira al capolavoro cinematografico di Jean Vigo, del quale in certa misura ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano and Thumbscrew interpret Braxton

Read "Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano and Thumbscrew interpret Braxton" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week we feature the beautiful new album from the Marcin Wasilewski Trio with Joe Lovano, cutting edge improvisation with Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci and No Horns, Thumbscrew interpreting the compositions of Anthony Braxton, and, new sounds from Anteloper and Michael Sarian. Also further investigation of the back catalogue of Felice Clemente, something old and something ...

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The French Scene - Part 4

Read "The French Scene - Part 4" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In this final installment of our exploration of today's French jazz scene, we focus on a number of projects that illustrate how beautifully French musicians blend their many influences, from troubadour music of the middle-ages to pop songs of the '60s and '70s, and interests, from Greek mythology to the M-Base collective, with jazz.

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jerry Granelli, Lisa Ullén, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Yells At Eels

Read "Jerry Granelli, Lisa Ullén, Rudresh Mahanthappa & Yells At Eels" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Drummer extraordinaire Jerry Granelli says he doesn't look back too much, he'd prefer to move forward with his music, but with Jamie Saft and Brad Jones in tow, he decided the time was right to rediscover some of the tunes he played backing Vince Guaraldi and Mose Allison years back. A sample of his new album ...


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