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Roberto Bonati: Vesper and Silence

Read "Vesper and Silence" reviewed by John Kelman

Roberto Bonati may not be a name familiar to many jazz fans in North America, but at home in Italy and, increasingly, across Europe he has become a far more familiar face. Beyond inimitable talents as a double bassist, composer and conductor, Bonati has created a name both for himself and the northern Italian city of ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Roberto Bonati: Macbeth and the Whale

Read "Roberto Bonati: Macbeth and the Whale" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Italian bassist-composer Robert Bonati is one of the most ambitious and literate composers in contemporary jazz. Between 2000-2006, he released four ground-breaking extended works with the ParmaFrontiere Orchestra. While they attracted notice in Italy, they seemed to pass by the wider jazz audience in Europe, North America and the Far East. If at one level, the ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Piacentini-Bonati-McCandless-Moreno: Circles

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Piacentini-Bonati-McCandless-Moreno CirclesNueva1991 Today's Rediscovery will be a challenge for most; few will have heard of the record, and of those that have, even fewer will actually own it. Circles' biggest draw may be Paul McCandless--the reed and woodwind multi-instrumentalist who has, with Ralph Towner and Glen Moore, performed with the genre-busting ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Mai Jazz 2014

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Mai Jazz 2014 Stavanger, Norway May 6-11, 2014 After visiting Norway as often as four or five times annually, a first trip to the country in early May is surprisingly late for a first visit of the year. The last time visiting the west coast city of Stavanger was in 2008, part ...

Portraits

Label: Abeat Records
Released: 2012
Track listing: 1. Eiderdown; 2. Windows; 3. Lontano da te; 4. Drops; 5. Remembrace; 6. Nardis; 7. Moon and Sand.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Fabio Crespiatico: Portraits

Read "Portraits" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Portraits si apre con una sentita versione di “Eiderdown" (di Steve Swallow), nella quale i componenti del quartetto guidato da Fabio Crespiatico danno prova della loro presenza scenica e della propria cifra stilistica: un lavoro di sette brani che solcano la via maestra di un jazz - intenso e stratificato - che prende spunto dalla tradizione ...

Un altro dicembre

Label: Splasc(H) Records
Released: 2007
Track listing: 1. Un altro dicembre - 6:17; 2. Balera - 6:57; 3. Canto atavico - 6:21; 4. Bekken (T. Brunborg) - 3:29; 5. Estate (B. Martino) - 10:04; 6. Waltz for a Lonely Star - 7:22; 7. Mille lire più, mille meno - 6:33; 8. Arrivederci (U. Bindi) - 2:41; 9. Un’altra luna argentata - 5:26 Ove non indicato, i brani sono di Mario Piacentini

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mario Piacentini: Un altro dicembre

Read "Un altro dicembre" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Relativamente poco conosciuto in Italia (lo ricordiamo, tra l'altro, nello splendido Night Caller di Rita Marcotulli, disco di quindici anni orsono), Tore Brunborg è un quarantasettenne sassofonista norvegese dalle qualità davvero straordinarie, che si aggiunge al trio del pianista Mario Piacentini (clicca qui per leggere la recensione del loro precedente lavoro, Ancora sogni) per concorrere alla ...

ARTICLE: MY PLAYLIST

Mario Piacentini

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01. Tore Brunborg - Gravity (Vossa Jazz Records - 2003). Tore Brunborg che artista! L’arte senza scopo; la misura, la poesia, l’uomo, il Jazz che non è Jazz... Quando ascolto questo CD mi succede una cosa strana: è come se annullassi mentalmente gli esecutori, in particolar modo Tore, e venissi raggiunto solo dai loro suoni che ...


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