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Michel Petrucciani

Piano virtuoso Michel Petrucciani was born on December 28th 1962 in Orange France to Italian parents. He grew up surrounded by music as his father was a guitarist and his brothers were a bassist and a guitarist. He discovered the piano very young and one of his early influences was Duke Ellington. Because he was born with osteogenesis imperfecta; a condition that stunts growth and causes fragile bones and respiratory disorders, he had to have special extensions made for him to reach the pedals of the piano. The condition did not affect his hands, however, and he was able to study classical piano for 8 years

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Bologna Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Bologna Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bologna, Modena, Ferrara, Forlì Varie sedi, 25.10-26.11.20019 Il Bologna Jazz Festival 2019 ha confermato, ampliandole, le linee guida delle due passate edizioni, proponendo per un mese intero concerti esclusivamente serali, anche in contemporanea. Per quanto riguarda l'offerta musicale non si sono riscontrate univoche scelte stilistiche, ma soprattutto si è teso ad estendere ...

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John Turville: Head First

Read "Head First" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Head First is British pianist John Turville's first album in a quintet format. His previous albums Midas (2010) and Conception (2012), both on the F-IRE label, were trio dates and, on his most recent album Red Skies (Splash Point Digital, 2013), he duetted with vocalist Brigitte Beraha. He has also been a member of the Solstice ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Adam Holzman: Truth Decay

Read "Truth Decay" reviewed by John Kelman

Truly a musician's musician, Adam Holzman's career, visibility-wise, has waxed and waned over the keyboardist's thirty-year career, but he's never been less than busy. His time spent with Miles Davis, during the last years of the music icon's life, helped raise the masterful and broad-reaching keyboardist/producer's profile. Certainly, based on his work with jazz artists including ...

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Gerlando Gatto: Gente di Jazz

Read "Gerlando Gatto: Gente di Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Gente di Jazz Gerlando Gatto 232 pagine KappaVu 2017 In questo volume Gerlando Gatto -catanese trapiantato a Roma, che di jazz si è occupato fin dai suoi esordi giornalistici risalenti ai primi anni Settanta e oggi una delle firme storiche del jazz italiano -raccoglie alcune delle sue numerosissime interviste con ...

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2017: The Year in Jazz

Read "2017: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

A year of achievements, challenges to gender inequality, scandal and losses The year 2017 was quite something for the jazz world. Incidents or discussions of misogyny and sexual misconduct bubbled up even before the #MeToo phenomenon developed. Beyond that, woman musicians made significant contributions to the genre. International Jazz Day brought its biggest stage ...

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Charles Lloyd: Un viaggio che parte da lontano

Read "Charles Lloyd: Un viaggio che parte da lontano" reviewed by Roberto Ottaviano

L'incontro con Charles Lloyd è stato per me il coronamento di un desiderio coltivato a lungo. Collezionare i suoi dischi, osservare la sua figura attraverso i reportage fotografici, leggerne le storie e cercare di ricostruire attraverso una serie di particolari legati alla sua musica, ai suoi gruppi, la filosofia di quest'uomo, mi ha aiutato a vivere ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace

Read "Charles Lloyd: The Winds Of Grace" reviewed by Ian Patterson

At seventy nine years young Charles Lloyd is showing no signs of slowing down. The summer months see the Memphis saxophonist/flautist on the North American and European festival circuits with his quartet of Gerald Clayton, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland, followed by dates with The Marvels, Lloyd's most recent group, featuring Bill Frisell, Greg Leisz, Rogers ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Lagarina Jazz Festival 2017

Read "Lagarina Jazz Festival 2017" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Lagarina Jazz Festival 2017 16-30.06.2017 Tradizionalmente collocato nel mese di agosto, quest'anno il Lagarina Jazz Festival ha anticipato la programmazione al mese di giugno. Uno spostamento dettato dall'esigenza di intercettare al meglio il pubblico di appassionati locali, e dalla volontà di evitare sovrapposizioni con le proposte del vicino lago di Garda, rivolte prevalentemente ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Giancarlo Velliscig - Direttore Artistico di Udin&Jazz

Read "Giancarlo Velliscig - Direttore Artistico di Udin&Jazz" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Un passato di cantante nell'ambito della musica popolare, etnica e di ricerca (che oggi torna a frequentare in rare ma sentite occasioni), un presente di padre che segue con emozione i progressi dei propri eredi (il figlio Alessio è da poco il nuovo cantante di Quintorigo), Giancarlo Velliscig è il direttore di Euritmica, associazione culturale udinese ...


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