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Cristina Zavalloni: fra canzone e ricerca

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L'ecclettismo, la vitalità creativa e l'intelligenza interpretativa di Cristina Zavalloni ci hanno abituato a sorprese continue, sia in concerto che nelle edizioni discografiche. È significativa la successione delle sue incisioni degli ultimissimi anni, a cominciare da For the Living (Encore, 2020), lavoro “impegnato" realizzato nel primo anno del Covid a capo di una formazione italo-scandinava da ...


Article: Just For Fun

Tragedy Strikes at CES

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In a little-reported story from this year's CES, an audience of over a hundred late-middle-aged men was inadvertently vaporized by a malfunctioning demonstration. Attendees arrived eagerly anticipating the public debut of the latest collaboration between Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation and Sony Music Group, the Chanteuse 3000, Mark IV. This Chanteuse 3000 is a fully programmable “jazz"-singing android ...


Article: New & Noteworthy

Nuove vocalist all’orizzonte

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Nuove vocalist crescono. Da qualche anno, sia nel jazz che nella black popular music, sono emerse vocalist di talento, prossime a imporsi negli anni a venire. In questa fase storica di globalizzazione spinta anche il canto jazz è entrato in una dimensione globale. Aumentano le possibilità per tutti di apprendere le forme espressive delle musiche afroamericane ...


Article: Live Review

Terri Lyne Carrington at Royce Hall

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Terri Lyne Carrington Celebrating Tina Turner, Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell Royce Hall Los Angeles, CA November 9, 2018 In 1998, Terri Lyne Carrington was the second musician to arrive for one of Herbie Hancock's Gershwin's World recording sessions. Joni Mitchell was already there, and while they waited for saxophonist ...


Article: New & Noteworthy

August 2007

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Antonio SanchezMigrationCam Jazz2007 Drummer Antonio Sanchez lets his hair down on this vibrant modern jazz outing with guests pianist Chick Corea and guitarist Pat Metheny. The twin saxophone attack of Chris Potter and David Sanchez (no relation) enhances the band's bravura, especially on Joe Henderson's classic “Inner Urge, given a ...


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July 2007

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Daniel SmithThe Swingin' BassoonGuild Music2007 Bassoonist Daniel Smith switch hits from classical to swing to hard bop on this rewarding studio set. Other than some choice solos by pianist Martin Bejerano, the quartet stays in the background, providing support to Smith's amazingly fluid lines, which shine forth through ...


Article: New & Noteworthy

June 2007

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Kiko LoureiroUniverso InversoIndependent2007 Brazilian jazz-fusion guitarist Kiko Loureiro's scorching, plugged-in guitar licks create a compelling contrast here with Yaniel Matos' acoustic piano work. Loureiro is a precocious young chops-meister who favors climax-driven solos colored by sustain and distortion effects--plus an occasional nod towards Allan Holdsworth during some of the more ...


Article: New & Noteworthy

May 2007

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Adam Lane/Ken Vandermark/Magnus Broo/Paal Nilssen-Love4 CornersClean Feed2007 Here's an early contender for my 2007 best-of list, in which Adam Lane continues his progress towards the top echelon of modern jazz bassists/improvisers. The band combines turbo-mode power and semi-structured pieces--and rattles the senses. At times, Lane amps up his double bass ...


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April 2007

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DimliteThis Is EmbracingSonar Kollektiv2006 Dimitri Grimm (Dimlite) revs up a party atmosphere with synth-based layers, quirky noises and quaint melodies on this his third release. Vocalists are featured on some tracks, and trippy textures are coupled with old fashioned space-rock. However, Grimm's solid beats include a modern upgrade. On “Hungeryears ...


Article: New & Noteworthy

March 2007

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Age Of NemesisTerra IncognitaMagna Carta2006 This Hungarian progressive-metal band excels in the composition department. There's a plot which involves a girl who connects with an angel to visit the afterlife, and the album's overall theme mines the phantasmagorical seam so often favoured by prog-metal outfits. That aside, the quintet conveys ...


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