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Intermodal Blues

Label: Shifting Paradigm Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Intermodal Blues; Three on the Five; Infrica; Smething Familiar; Thornward & Heartland; Two from still; Down from Moncenisio; Ferry to Tunis; Magari.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Rossetto: Intermodal Blues

Read "Intermodal Blues" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Michael Rossetto is a self-taught banjoist and guitarist, whose musical travels have taken him into global music. The focus of Intermodal Blues is the five string banjo, an instrument steeped in traditional American folk and bluegrass music. But Rosetto finds his inspirations elsewhere: in the West African kora and other instruments that were ancestors to the ...

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Sax Strike: The Sound of Jazz without Saxophones

Read "Sax Strike: The Sound of Jazz without Saxophones" reviewed by Jennifer DeMeritt

Possibly, more than any other instrument, the saxophone defines the sound of jazz. Most jazz combos have at least one saxophonist on the front—and when you see that saxophone, you know it's going to be doing a LOT of soloing, even if the bandleader or composer plays another instrument. But what happens to the shape and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Michael Rossetto: Intermodal Blues

Read "Intermodal Blues" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

In search of the roots and the limits of where a banjo comes from and how far the instrument can go, Minneapolis-based Michael Rossetto makes a journey from cinematic soundscapes to traditional western folklore with a jazzy spin to it. On Intermodal Blues Michael Rossetto is joined by upright bassist Chris Bates and drummer ...


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