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Paolo Conte

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Paolo Conte was born in Asti in 1937. When he was only a young boy, he began to cultivate what today remain his great passions: American jazz and the figurative arts.He started writing songs at an early age, at first with his brother, Giorgio, and later on his own. He was inspired not only by everyday life, but also by cinema and literature. In the mid sixties, his highly original style became popular through the voices of the most famous performers of the day: "La coppia più bella del mondo" and "Azzurro" were sung by Celentano, "Insieme a te non ci sto più" by Caterina Caselli, "Tripoli 69" by Patty Pravo, "Messico e nuvole" by Enzo Jannacci, "Genova per noi" and "Onda su onda" by Bruno Lauzi, to name but a few

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Article: What is Jazz?

2023 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide

Read "2023 Winter JazzFest Marathons: A Survival Guide" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The fact that New York City's Winter JazzFest (WJF) is back to in-person performances may very well be among the most meaningful signs, at least for jazz die-hards, that life is returning to normal. The overall number of concerts may not be as high as in the past, with the 170+ performances of 2020 ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 1

Read "Sisters from Another Jazz Mother? Part 1" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Music geekery is at the heart of this week's edition. Over the years, time and time again I have come across songs that left me thinking... “Wait... there's a melody in this chorus or this solo that really reminds me of another song... but I can't quite put my finger on it... “ And every time ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music

Read "A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we explore the cross pollination between jazz and popular music genres, like pop, rock, soul, funk and ska. Archie Shepp playing with Whitney Houston? The jazz beginnings of Björk, Serge Gainsbourg, Sacha Distel? Ornette Coleman's and Sonny Rollins' adventures in rock-land? Lester Bowie playing ska? How Miles Davis' “So What" inspired Pee ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Zach Brock: Jazz Violin's New Wave

Read "Zach Brock: Jazz Violin's New Wave" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Best known for his work with Snarky Puppy, Zach Brock is among the most creative violinists of his generation. Zach Brock is bringing the violin back to center stage. Influenced by European masters of the seventies like Jean-Luc Ponty, Zbigniew Seifert, Didier Lockwood, Brock has widened his perspective from modern jazz to rock, finding a synthesis ...

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Article: Year in Review

Il meglio del 2016 secondo Alberto Bazzurro

Read "Il meglio del 2016 secondo Alberto Bazzurro" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


Dischi, e soprattutto concerti, sono elementi variabili, inevitabilmente legati al singolo: ascoltati da alcuni, scappati via ad altri. Come e più di tutte le liste di questo tipo, eccone dunque qui di seguito una delle tante possibili. Al di là di ciò, il 2016 è stato un anno veramente impietoso nei confronti di chi fa musica, ...

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Article: Lyrics

Enten Eller: trentennale con disco (doppio?)

Read "Enten Eller: trentennale con disco (doppio?)" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro


C'è una storia che comincia nel 1986 e prende il nome dai sacri testi kierkegaardiani: trattasi di Enten Eller, oggi (e ormai da vent'anni) un quartetto ben definito, con Alberto Mandarini alla tromba, Maurizio Brunod alla chitarra, Giovanni Maier al contrabbasso e Massimo Barbiero alla batteria, ma dopo aggiustamenti che di fatto hanno occupato il primo ...

Article: Album Review

Joyce Elaine Yuille: Welcome to My World

Read "Welcome to My World" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Chi ama quell'universo musicale in cui s'incontrano soul e pop music, jazz d'annata, funk, musiche latine e quant'altro (il termine nu jazz può aiutare anche se fuorviante), conosce bene la Schema Records, l'etichetta di Luciano Cantone che ha prodotto tra gli altri Mario Biondi, Nicola Conte, Rosario Giuliani e s'appresta a ripubblicare alcuni classici del Perigeo. ...

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Article: Interview

Mauro Ottolini: Sousaphonix and Beyond

Read "Mauro Ottolini: Sousaphonix and Beyond" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


Il Sousaphonix di Mauro Ottolini non ha bisogno di presentazioni. È una delle formazioni italiane più appassionanti e creative dell'ultimo decennio, dalla musica saldamente ancorata alla tradizione del jazz (fino a comprendere gli albori) e aperta a mille stimoli, dal rock all'avanguardia. In questi giorni è stato pubblicato il loro terzo album, Musica per ...

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Article: Live Review

Jazz Liège Festival 2014

Read "Jazz Liège Festival 2014" reviewed by Jean-Pierre Goffin


Jazz Liège Festival Brussels, Belgium May 8-10, 2014 The International Jazz Festival in Liège was created twenty-four years ago. The city was known for decades as the Belgian capital of jazz, with musicians such as Bobby Jaspar ( who played with Miles Davis,J.J. Johnson, Donald Byrd and many others), René ...


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