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Article: Album Review

Michel Benita: Looking At Sounds

Read "Looking At Sounds" reviewed by Friedrich Kunzmann

Michel Benita's leader-debut with his Ethics band for ECM, 2016's River Silver, came as a welcome addition to his oeuvre and the label's catalogue, following the French bassist's earlier characteristic contributions in saxophonist Andy Sheppard's Trio Libero on Trio Libero (ECM, 2012) and Surrounded By Sea (ECM, 2015). As on the first Ethics album, 2010's self-titled ...


Article: Year in Review

Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017

Read "Matt Hooke's Best Releases of 2017" reviewed by Matt Hooke

2017 marked the first year that I wrote for All About Jazz, and I got to experience some phenomenal music. It was a diverse year in jazz, international artists like Tony Allen and Seckou Keita brought unique perspectives to jazz. Other artists like Chris Thile, Brad Mehldau, and Dayme Arocena, released some of their best work ...


Article: Live Review

Like A Jazz Machine 2017

Read "Like A Jazz Machine 2017" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Like A Jazz Machine Centre Culturel Regionel Opderschmelz Dudelange, Luxembourg May 25-28, 2017 Size, as Like A Jazz Machine knows, isn't everything. The audience in the Centre Culturel Regionel Opderschmelz amounts to just four seated rows downstairs, with a small standing section to the rear, and ten rows ...

Article: Album Review

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "River Silver" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

A sei anni dal magnifico esordio, passato inosservato fuori dalla Francia (Ethics, Zig-Zag Territoires 2010), il quintetto di Michel Benita arriva al primo disco per la ECM, trovando finalmente una platea internazionale e numerosi estimatori. La musica e i protagonisti della formazione sono uno splendido esempio di quello che Giorgio Gaslini chiamava “Musica Totale." Strumentisti di ...

Article: Interview

Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"

Read "Michel Benita: "sono proprio un figlio degli anni '60/'70"" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

All About Jazz: Dopo due album come sideman, al fianco di Andy Sheppard, il tuo primo album da leader con l'ECM. Com'è andata? Michel Benita: La prima registrazione con Andy Sheppard, Trio Libero, mi ha in effetti offerto l'occasione di incontrare Manfred Eicher. La comunicazione con lui è stata subito facile. Aveva già ascoltato ...


Article: Extended Analysis

Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver

Read "Michel Benita Ethics: River Silver" reviewed by John Kelman

It's no secret that music is something that can dissolve borders, transcend cultures, and speak with a language understood by all. That the decreasing size of the world has made it possible for artists from disparate countries to collaborate and create music that is truly greater than the sum of its parts--imbued not just with the ...



Label: Felmay
Released: 2014
Track listing: Haru no umi; Yaegoromo – Naka chirashi, Tegoto; Yaegoromo – Chirashi, Ato uta; Ichikotsu (3 takes); Kurohami; Kisha gokko; Meikyō; Kōrogi; Yamagoe; Chidori no kyoku; Esashi oiwake.


Article: Album Review

Mieko Miyazaki, Suizan Lagrost: Kyoku

Read "Kyoku" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Tutta la seduzione della musica giapponese si direbbe racchiusa in questo bellissimo CD, che raccoglie pagine classiche comprese fra il diciassettesimo e il diciannovesimo secolo e composizioni attuali. Ne sono protagonisti Mieko Miyazaki, specialista del koto (a tredici corde) e in sott'ordine dello shamisen (che di corde ne ha solo tre), nonché cantante, che dal 2005 ...


Article: Album Review

Chris Jennings: Drum'n Koto

Read "Drum'n Koto" reviewed by Ian Patterson

For his seventh album as leader, Paris-based bassist Chris Jennings allies himself with like-minded adventurers in koto player Mieko Miyazaki and drummer Patrick Goraguer. The common denominator between the musicians is openness to music that transcends borders and labels. Miyazaki plays in guitarist Nguyen Le's Saiyaki along with tabla player Prabhu Edouard; Goraguer--a regular in Jennings ...


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