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Gianluigi Trovesi: dal solo alle orchestre

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Non era più giovanissimo Gianluigi Trovesi quando alla fine degli anni Settanta venne alla ribalta nel sestetto di Giorgio Gaslini, che nei concerti lo presentava come “l'improvvisatore che viene dalle montagne." Il sassofonista e clarinettista infatti è nato e cresciuto a Nembro, nella Valle Seriana, dove ha mosso i suoi primi passi musicali all'interno della banda ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Bergamo Jazz Festival 2019

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Bergamo Jazz Festival Varie sedi 21-24.3.2019 Il Bergamo Jazz Festival non cessa di rinnovarsi nella continuità. È stato questo il quarto e ultimo anno della direzione artistica di Dave Douglas. Nel 2020 il testimone passerà nelle mani di Maria Pia De Vito. Scelta opportuna non solo perché la cantante napoletana introdurrà la ...

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Tibor Prettschnöder: The Largo And The Lame

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By now it is generally accepted that there is such a category as Germanic free improvisation. One separate from the Peter Brötzmann, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Günter Sommer, Peter Kowald, Manfred Schoof, Gerd Dudek, Albert Mangelsdorff, etc, etc. school of free jazz that machine-gunned its way into the European scene of the late 1960s. These new rebels ...

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Alexander von Schlippenbach / Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity - 50 Years

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The internet. Mobile phones. Social media. The Fall of the Berlin Wall. A lot's happened over the last 50 years. When pianist Alexander von Schlippenbach first assembled the Globe Unity Orchestra in the autumn of 1966, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk still walked the earth. The GUO was one of the first expressions of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Various Artists: Nicola Conte presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sounds of MPS

Read "Nicola Conte presents Cosmic Forest: The Spiritual Sounds of MPS" reviewed by Chris May

The description “spiritual jazz" means different things to different people. It was first applied to the predominantly African American style platformed by the Strata-East and Muse labels in the early and mid 1970s. The tag was not introduced until a decade later, and a better one would have been “cultural jazz," despite the tautology--for although every ...

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Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier

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The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 9: The Eighties or Graham Collier -The Wilderness Years" of Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining (Equinox Publishing, 2018). All Rights Reserved. The late Graham Collier was a bandleader, a composer and a jazz educator. As far as this latter ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Live From Cologne: The Dorf, Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra & Jaki Liebezeit: A Tribute

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The Dorf meets Cologne Contemporary Jazz Orchestra Stadtgarten Cologne, Germany January 21, 2018 Stadtgarten is one of Germany's prime music venues, now heading into its 32nd year of existence. It's situated to the western side of Cologne, just across the train tracks, and next to several surrounding ...

Evan Parker

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In his biography of Robert Wyatt, Different Every Time (Serpent's Tail, 2015), author Marcus O'Dair describes Evan Parker as “perhaps the finest British free-jazz saxophonist of his generation." The only words in that phrase that seasoned Parker followers might take issue with are “perhaps," “British" and “free-jazz," preferring just to describe him as the finest improvising ...

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Dieter Glawischnig: Winged by Distance (Live at Theater Gütersloh)

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Animatore musicale della cosiddetta scena musicale creativa ed improvvista europea sin dagli anni Settanta, il pianista e polistrumentista austriaco Dieter Glawischnig --che vanta numerose collaborazioni, tra gli altri con Anthony Braxton, Karl Berger, Albert Mangelsdorff, John Surman e Conny Bauer--documenta in Winged by Distance (Live at Theatre Gutersloh) un'esibizione improntata al “qui ed ora," in cui ...


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