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Article: Album Review

JD Allen: Graffiti

Read "Graffiti" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

La carriera di JD Allen è sempre stata segnata dalle stigmate di appartenenza alla famiglia dei cosiddetti giovani leoni del mainstream, benché nel celebrato album di debutto per Red Record datato 1999--In Search of JD Allen--i segnali di una vivace curiosità e attenzione verso forme meno canoniche di jazz fossero ben presenti. In seguito al trasferimento ...


Article: Interview

Jason Lindner: Beyond the Solo

Read "Jason Lindner: Beyond the Solo" reviewed by Franz A. Matzner

Jason Linder has been at the center of modern jazz's evolution for nearly two decades. His distinctive and flexible piano and synthesizer sound have placed him in a bewildering array of musical contexts and whether it's accompanying Anat Cohen, collaborating with Dafnis Prieto, or challenging the very edges of contemporary jazz--edges he has helped carve--Lindner consistently ...


Article: Profile

Introducing Nir Felder

Read "Introducing Nir Felder" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

La recente uscita di Golden Age, debutto da leader di Nir Felder (Okeh 2014), conferma i positivi riconoscimenti che il chitarrista ottiene sulla scena musicale di New York. A partire da maestri come Greg Osby, Terri Lyne Carrington o Jack DeJohnette, molti jazzmen l'hanno coinvolto nei loro organici, facendolo conoscere oltre la cerchia del suo pubblico ...


News: Event

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Features Meshell Ndegeocello, Will Calhoun Trio, Christian Scott And More

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival Features Meshell Ndegeocello, Will Calhoun Trio, Christian Scott And More

On September 28, music lovers of all ages will gather for the 13th Annual Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival in Boston’s historic South End – home to several legendary clubs during Boston’s jazz heyday. The all-day, free outdoor event will offer contemporary jazz, Latin, blues, and soul acts on three stages. Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM), one ...


Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone

Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood; 02. Suzanne; 03. Real Real (feat. Toshi Reagon); 04. House of the Rising Sun (feat. Toshi Reagon); 05. Turn Me On; 06. Feelin' good; 07. Don't Take All Night (feat. Sinéad O'Connor); 08. Nobody's Fault But Mine (feat. Lizz Wright); 09. Be My Husband (feat. Valerie June); 10. Black is the Color of My True Loves Hair; 11. See Line Woman; 12. Either Way I Lose; 13. To Be Young, Gifted and Black (feat. Cody Chesnutt); 14. Four Women.

Article: Album Review

Me'Shell Ndegéocello: Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone

Read "Pour Une Âme Souveraine: A Dedication To Nina Simone" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Nei giorni in cui scriviamo questa recensione divampa una polemica sulla scelta dell'attrice che dovrebbe interpretare il ruolo di Nina Simone nell'atteso film biografia: l'annunciata Zoe Saldana sarebbe infatti - e in effetti lo è - un po' troppo “bianca" rispetto alla celebre cantante che dovrebbe impersonare e molte voci di protesta si stanno levando, tanto ...


Article: Album Review

Lionel Loueke: Heritage

Read "Heritage" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

Lionel Loueke's two previous Blue Note recordings--Karibu (2008) and Mwaliko (2010)--displayed his usual virtuosity as a guitarist/vocalist who links his West African Beninese musical roots with a modernist jazz outlook that is uniquely his own. On Heritage, he's assembled new musicians and hooks up with innovative pianist Robert Glasper, who coproduced and performs on the album. ...


Article: Live Review

Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012

Read "Montreal Jazz Festival: Montreal, Canada, June 28-July 7, 2012" reviewed by Greg Thomas

Festival International de Jazz de MontréalMontréal, CanadaJune 28-July 7, 2012From the time of the airplane's descent to the airport in Montréal, I knew something was different and perhaps special about this place. Instead of a square or rectangular grid style of suburban housing plots, from my window I saw circular formations of housing, ...


Article: Album Review

Robert Glasper Experiment: Black Radio

Read "Black Radio" reviewed by Troy Collins

Evoking the fruitful jazz and pop crossover efforts of the 1970s, pianist Robert Glasper's Experiment infuses improvisational sensibilities into an array of contemporary black music traditions, from R&B and neo-soul to funk and hip-hop. Glasper is no stranger to such collaborations; in addition to leading his own acoustic and electric ensembles, he is music director of ...


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