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Paolo Fresu

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Paolo Fresu started studying his instrument at the age of 11 in the "Bernardo de Muro" music band of Berchidda, where he was born. After experiences light music he discovered jazz in 1980 and started his professional activity in 1982 following first the and then recording for the RAI, the Italian public broadcasting corporation, (Radio 3 'Un certo discorso) under the direction of Bruno Tommaso. In 1984 he graduated in Trumpet at the Cagliari Conservatory under Enzo Morandini and attended the music department of DAMS, the faculty of arts of the University of Bologna. Still in 1984 he won several prizes as best talent in Italian Jazz. In 1990 he won the prize as best Italian musician, best group (the Paolo Fresu Quintet) and best record (Live in Montpellier)

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Article: Radio

Josefine Cronholm, Lilly, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Stefano Tamborrino & New Releases

Read "Josefine Cronholm, Lilly, Dominique Fils-Aimé, Stefano Tamborrino & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


We might be living in difficult times but the music scene, key to our mental well-being in this challenging phase, is on fire. Literally every day it brings us new voices or new projects. This week we feature a few, with a special focus on vocalists, from the powerful debut of Ve.Nika to Dominique Fils-Aimé's remarkable ...

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Article: Interview

Tino Tracanna: L'arte della sintesi

Read "Tino Tracanna: L'arte della sintesi" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi


La pubblicazione dell'ultimo album di Tino Tracanna, Distilled, che è anche il debutto discografico del nuovo trio, ci ha dato l'occasione per parlare con uno dei protagonisti del jazz in Italia. Alla presentazione del nuovo lavoro segue un'ampia discussione sugli elementi costitutivi della sua musica, sugli artisti a lui più cari, sulla didattica nei ...

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Article: Radio

A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 8

Read "A Jazz Immuno-Booster: Part 8" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


The immuno-booster series is back. After all and, sadly, the pandemic is everything but over so our need for soothing and uplifting music is greater than ever. As usual, we've asked a number of prominent jazz musicians to share with our readers the music they rely for encouragement. For this instalment the selectors were ...

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Article: General Articles

Django Bates: 60+40—Charlie Parker: 100

Read "Django Bates: 60+40—Charlie Parker: 100" reviewed by Vic Albani


Nel nefasto 2020 molte celebrazioni, anniversari e festival a tema hanno dovuto arrendersi all'emergenza Covid-19 anche se, in calendario, ne sono rimasti alcuni davvero irrinunciabili. Uno di questi è il centenario della nascita del signor Charlie Parker, nato a Kansas City il 29 agosto 1920 e scomparso poi a New York nella primavera del 1955. Ad ...

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Article: Live Review

2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea

Read "2020 Fano Jazz by the Sea" reviewed by Enrico Bettinello


Fano Jazz By The Sea Rocca Malatestiana Fano, Italy July 24-31, 2020 In the first half of 2020, the Italian jazz scene was heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic that so tragically hit the country. Winter and spring festivals in Bergamo, Torino, Novara, Bolzano, Vicenza, and other cities, had to ...

Article: Live Review

Salvador Sobral Quartet al Crossroads Reloaded Festival 2020

Read "Salvador Sobral Quartet al Crossroads Reloaded Festival 2020" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Salvador Sobral Quartet Cortile del Palazzo dei Principi Crossroads Reloaded 2020 Correggio 1.8.2020 Il cortile rinascimentale del Palazzo dei Principi di Correggio diventa lo scenario del primo concerto in Italia del cantautore lusitano Salvador Sobral, accompagnato sul palco dal pianista Max Agnas, dal contrabbassista André Rosinha e dal batterista ...

Article: Live Review

Fano Jazz by the Sea 2020

Read "Fano Jazz by the Sea 2020" reviewed by Libero Farnè


Fano, varie sedi 24-31.7.2020 Un festival estivo in piena regola. Non è poco in epoca di Covid (...e purtroppo non possiamo ancora dire di post-Covid). Un esempio di resistenza, di sfida, di sinergica capacità organizzativa, di voglia irreprimibile di musica dal vivo, da parte di chi la suona, ma anche per chi l'ascolta. ...

Article: Album Review

Giovanni Falzone Open Quartet: L'albero delle fate

Read "L'albero delle fate" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


"L'albero delle fate racconta di un luogo speciale. Da alcuni anni amo molto trascorrere il mio poco tempo libero sul delizioso Lago di Endine dove cammino, osservo, penso, immagino... e dove riesco a percepire la vita nella sua essenzialità e bellezza più alta, laddove è a contatto con la natura. Per questo mio nuovo lavoro discografico, ...

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Article: Radio

Free Association - Vol. 2 with Michael Blake

Read "Free Association - Vol. 2 with Michael Blake" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Free Association is a series of collaborative mixtapes curated by Mondo Jazz in association with musicians and selectors of various origins. Free Association mixtapes develop as a conversation. The first selector sends a tune cherry-picked to suit, and ideally surprise, the second selector who then, in turn, returns the favor. ...


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