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Michel Benita

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An Evening In Paris

Label: Musik Blocu
Released: 2020
Track listing: August; The Phantom; La Valse Parisienne; A Melody's Tale; Kinetic #8; Pastoral; The Singing Bowl; Lessons In The Fast Lane.

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Article: Radio

Lionel Loueke, Roberto Cecchetto, Prince & Miles, Bootsy & More New Releases

Read "Lionel Loueke, Roberto Cecchetto, Prince & Miles, Bootsy & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


In this week's exploration of new and upcoming releases we explore a whole range of human interactions, from Matt Wilson's hugs to Kahil El'Zabar's jumps and shout, from Prince and Miles Davis going mano a mano to Bootsy Collins and Branford Marsalis proceeding arm in arm like true funkateeers, from Antoine Pierre following Miles' steps to ...

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Article: Album Review

Lawrence Sieberth Quartet: An Evening In Paris

Read "An Evening In Paris" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


New Orleans-based pianist Lawrence Sieberth is a versatile music man--a bandleader, keyboard accompanist, composer, producer. A trip to Paris and a teaming with Parisian players resulted in An Evening In Paris, an atmospherically cohesive set that covers a wide range of styles. The set of eight Sieberth originals opens with “August," a tune that ...

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Article: Radio

The French Scene - Part 3

Read "The French Scene - Part 3" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


As we continue our journey in today's French jazz scene, we look at how it has been influenced by the many musical traditions that enrich the French society, in particular those from North Africa and the Middle-East, courtesy of Yacine Boularès, Ibrahim Maalouf, Naïssam Jalal, Smadj and Sophie Alour with Mohamed Abozekry and Wassim Halal). To ...

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Jazz on the Moon

Read "Jazz on the Moon" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


On 20 July 1969, while Herbie Mann was over the figurative moon, because his Memphis Underground was the best selling jazz album in the country, the man was landing on the actual moon (apologies for the gender insensitivity here but otherwise the pun won't work...). What a day! 50 years later we celebrate the ...

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Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 2)

Read "Jazz Renditions of Blues, Soul, Pop & Rock Hits (Part 2)" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we continue our exploration of jazz interpretations of today's popular music, with renditions of the songs of artists ranging from Kraftwerk to Sly Stone, from Bjork to Frank Zappa, from J.J. Cale to Bob Marley and more. Happy listening! And if you like this episode, check Part 1 Playlist ...

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From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne

Read "From Newk To Tatum, Trane And Wayne" reviewed by Marc Cohn


We kick off this week with a question from singer Teri Roiger, answered by John Coltrane (on the newly discovered Both Directions at Once sessions with the classic quartet). This week we also begin our Sonny Rollins celebration with tracks by singer Babs Gonzales from 1949, when Newk was a mere 19-year-old. And have ...

Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2018

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2018" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Fano Jazz by the Sea Varie sedi Fano e dintorni 21-29.07.2018 A partire dall'edizione dello scorso anno la Rocca Malatestiana è diventata il fulcro di Fano Jazz by the Sea. Nel giardino antistante la possente struttura storica viene allestito il Jazz Village, punto di incontro per varie iniziative collaterali: concerti e ...

Article: Album Review

Andy Sheppard: Romaria

Read "Romaria" reviewed by Luca Casarotti


ECM rappresenta quasi per antonomasia un'estetica della sottrazione, fatta di tempi dilatati, atmosfere rarefatte e poche, a volte pochissime, note: solo le note necessarie, come vuole la massima di João Gilberto da cui prende il titolo l'autobiografia di Enrico Rava, un artista che non a caso ha legato il suo nome a quello dell'etichetta di Manfred ...


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