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Article: Live Review

The Noisy Women at Hundred Years Gallery

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The Noisy Women Hundred Years Gallery London January 16, 2022 Noisy Women was started in 2020 by multi-instrumentalist Faradena Afifi and Marion Treby who both joined Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra during lockdown. The Noisy Women Presents is a quartet of Afifi and Treby plus improvising visual artist & dancer Gwendolyn Kassenaar, and ...

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Article: Album Review

Caroline Kraabel: Last 1 and Last 2 (2016/7)

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Caroline Kraabel gets sole credit for this album, justifiably, as she composed the music, conducted one performance of it, acted as musical director and played alto sax in another performance of it. However, after listening several times, the album leaves a sneaking feeling that Robert Wyatt probably deserved equal billing rather than just being mentioned in ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

All-Female Bands Are a Riot!

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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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Article: Multiple Reviews

Two contrasting releases from Charlotte Hug on the Fundacja Słuchaj! label

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For many followers of improvised music, their first experience of Switzerland's Charlotte Hug was around the turn of the millennium, as a viola player, an instrument on which she was classically trained. In collaborations such as the all-female trio with Maggie Nicols and Caroline Kraabel, or the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO), she soon gained a reputation ...

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Article: Live Review

Joëlle Léandre alla chiesa Saint-Eustache di Parigi

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Joëlle Léandre Chiesa di Saint-Eustache Joëlle Léandre sur les routes. 40 ans de tribulations Parigi 28.11.2016 1976-2016. Joëlle Léandre fissa due coordinate storiche per celebrare la sua prima permanenza negli Stati Uniti (Buffalo), i successivi quarant'anni sulle strade del jazz, e il suo punto d'arrivo ideale, a casa, finalmente ...

Article: Interview

Francesco Forges, non chiamatelo "vocal coach"

Read "Francesco Forges, non chiamatelo "vocal coach"" reviewed by Rosarita Crisafi


Flautista, cantante, compositore, docente, Francesco Forges è un musicista fuori dagli schemi. Da più di vent'anni è coinvolto nella creazione e direzione di gruppi e progetti in cui la voce è protagonista. Ogni formazione è per lui un'occasione per sperimentare le suggestioni più diverse, dal jazz alla lirica, alla poesia, al teatro, alla coralità contemporanea, alla ...

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Article: London Calling

The People Band: Back and playing again

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46 years after their previous release, the People Band are putting out a new CD. Paul Jolly is producing the project and releasing it through his record label, 33JAZZ records. Jolly is also a member of the band. He says, “The reason for a new album is that our last one, released on the Emanem label, ...

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Article: Profile

A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

Read "A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?" reviewed by Duncan Heining


"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys. The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazzdor 2014

Read "Jazzdor 2014" reviewed by Vittorio Lo Conte


Ben ventiquattro concerti, dal 7 al 21 Novembre 2014 per la ventinovesima edizione del Jazzdor, festival tenuto a Strasburgo e dintorni, anche oltre il confine con la Gemania, come vedremo. Questa volta è stato dedicato alla figura del contrabbassista Jean Jacques Avenel, spesso protagonista. Jazzdor si è oramai consolidato come uno dei più ...


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