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Morton Feldman: Violin and String Quartet

Read "Violin  and String Quartet" reviewed by John Eyles

With a running time of just over two hours, Morton Feldman's 1985 composition “Violin and String Quartet" is one of his longer ones, even though it falls far short of such pieces as 1984's “For Philip Guston" at four hours or 1983's “String Quartet (II)" at over six hours without a break. Their durations have made ...


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Apartment House: Morton Feldman Violin and String Quartet

Read "Morton Feldman Violin and String Quartet" reviewed by Marat Ingeldeev

In the late 1970s, American composer Morton Feldman began writing exceptionally lengthy compositions. Not only did these works push the boundaries of traditional concert duration, but more importantly, they explored how the composer could tackle the subject of sheer scale itself. Speaking about this challenge, Feldman said: “Up to one hour you think about form, but ...

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Zeno De Rossi Trio: This Is Always

Read "This Is Always" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Terzo disco in dieci anni per il trio di Zeno De Rossi, stavolta registrato dal vivo al Jazz Club Il Torrione di Ferrara, giusto al termine del tormentato periodo pandemico. Il lavoro prende il titolo dall'omonimo standard che concludeva il primo album Kepos e ha in programma anche due brani del successivo Elpis, che prendono un ...


Article: In the Artist's Own Words

Not Like Before: Michael Robinson's Jazz Without Borders

Read "Not Like Before: Michael Robinson's Jazz Without Borders" reviewed by Michael Robinson

Playing my personal vision of jazz, claiming that name as part of my heritage, I endeavor feeling the rhythms of life in the present, past and future, entering into them through touch and nuance at the piano, connecting rajas, sattva and tamas; circular movement, cohesion and disintegration. I've been fortunate to know masters of improvised ...

Article: My Favourite Things

Federico Nuti e il Questionario di Proust

Read "Federico Nuti e il Questionario di Proust" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica La dinamica e lo sviluppo del racconto. La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me L'essere disposti a suonare male prima di trovare qualcosa che funzioni. Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice La prima volta che ho ...


Article: Building a Jazz Library

Matthew Shipp: A Dozen Essential Albums

Read "Matthew Shipp: A Dozen Essential Albums" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

While he was still in his fifties, some pundits were hailing Matthew Shipp as the “elder statesman" of avant-garde jazz piano. The sentiment, if not the Stonehenge-like title, was spot on. The jny: Wilmington, Delaware native grew up in jazz, with trumpeter Clifford Brown being a family friend. Shipp began studying piano at age 6 and ...


Article: Live Review

Aarhus Jazz Festival 2022

Read "Aarhus Jazz Festival 2022" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Aarhus Jazz Festival Various Venues Aarhus, Denmark July 9-16, 2022 With around 283,000 citizens, jny: Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark, and the role of playing second fiddle doesn't suit a city that tends to be overshadowed by its big brother, the capital jny: Copenhagen. Or so you would think. ...

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Judith Wegmann, Andreas Kunz: Morton Feldmand - For John Cage

Read "Morton Feldmand - For John Cage" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Morton Feldman che omaggia John Cage? Come se Fellini avesse girato un film su Visconti. Questo non ci risulta sia mai accaduto, l'altra cosa sì, ed è già un bell'evento, ed è appunto ciò che trovate in quest'ora e mezza di musica disposta su due dischetti e frutto di un'incisione del febbraio 2021 in terra svizzera ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

New to Another Timbre

Read "New to Another Timbre" reviewed by John Eyles

Any music fan casually scanning the credits of Another Timbre's catalogue of releases (which is rapidly nearing the two hundred mark) could not fail to be impressed by such established names as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Antoine Beuger and Jurg Frey. Just as impressive are those who have increased in popularity as a result of their ...


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