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Article: Radio & Podcasts

One Man’s Jazz’ 2020 Favourite Releases

Read "One Man’s Jazz’ 2020 Favourite Releases" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


These days, it seems we all like to pick our favourites or best-of lists. I've been doing this for several years so why stop now. Despite the pandemic and its disastrous effect on the music business, there was some excellent music released in 2020. I'll cover some of them in this show and the next. If ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

James Brandon Lewis, Code Girl, Junk Magic, Tim Berne & Gianni Lenoci

Read "James Brandon Lewis, Code Girl, Junk Magic, Tim Berne & Gianni Lenoci" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


When you're hot, you're hot, and that's the kind of year saxophonist James Brandon Lewis is having. He's been a part of several fine albums this year, and his recent quartet release, Molecular, for Intakt Records is a further step on his path to the top. He demonstrates his concept of “Molecular Systematic Music." Mary Halvorson ...

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Article: Album Review

Roots Magic: Take Root Among The Stars

Read "Take Root Among The Stars" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Terzo disco di rivisitazione delle “magiche radici" della musica nera per opera di un quartetto (ma stavolta in due brani si allarga a sestetto) che si è imposto come una delle formazioni più interessanti del nostro jazz. Emblematica la foto interna alla confezione del CD, che ritrae i quattro musicisti attorno alla lapide sulla ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Ernst Reijseger, Billy Brooks, Rob Mazurek, Joe Harriott, & More New Releases

Read "Ernst Reijseger, Billy Brooks, Rob Mazurek, Joe Harriott, & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we hit the mother lode, with plenty of undiscovered, or re-discovered, jazz ore, in the form of unreleased live recordings of Joe Harriott and the re-release of Windows of the Mind by the skoonum player and Ray Charles alum Billy Brooks, respectively. Among the new gems, projects of the acoustic (Reijseger, Fraanje, Sylla [pictured]; ...

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Article: In Pictures

Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2020

Read "Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2020" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Photos from the Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2020 festival. Held in Sant'Anna Arresi which is located in the south of Sardinia, the festival ran from August 31 to September 6 and featured Hamid Drake, Alfio Antico, Alexander Hawkins, Anthony Joseph, Jason Yarde, Franco D'Andrea Trio, Jacky Terrasson, Roots Magic, Shabaka Hutchings and The Comet ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Roots Magic, Audio Cave Artists & Alan Braufman

Read "Roots Magic, Audio Cave Artists & Alan Braufman" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


A new release by the Italian Quartet Roots Magic is always welcome. Their contemporary and improvisatory approach to old blues tunes and the way they always put their own touch on the music of avant-garde jazz composers is kind of unique on the European scene. Take Root Among the Stars, out on Clean Feed, should be ...

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Jazz & Wine of Peace 2018

Read "Jazz & Wine of Peace 2018" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Photos from the 2018 Jazz & Wine of Peace Festival, held in Cormons and various other locations in the “Collio Friulano" and in Slovenia, from October 21st to October 28th. The festival featured, among others, Avishai Cohen, Giancarlo Schiaffini, The Bad Plus, Evan Parker, Arild Andersen, John Scofield, Egberto Gismonti, The Thing, The Art Ensemble of ...

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Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2018

Read "Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2018" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


Photos from the “Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz 2018" Festival held in Sant'Anna Arresi, in the south of Sardinia from the September 1st to 9th, featuring, among others, Eve Risser White Desert Orchestra, Roots Magic, Ingebrigt Haker Flaten and his The Young Mothers, David Murray, Radian, Joe McPhee, James Brandon Lewis and Chad Taylor Duo, ...

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Enrique Haneine, Antonio Borghini and Adam Hopkins

Read "Enrique Haneine, Antonio Borghini and Adam Hopkins" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


Drummer Enrique Haneine is back with a new recording, The Mind's Mural, and a quartet that paints some very powerful pictures in this week's episode of One Man's Jazz. Another drummer, Carlos Lopez from Spain, contributes music from two different recordings, while Italian bassist Antonio Borghini tops that with music from three different groups and recordings ...

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Article: Live Review

Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXIII Edizione

Read "Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz - XXXIII Edizione" reviewed by Paolo Peviani


Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz Sant'Anna Arresi 1-9.9.2018 Mettendo insieme una buona dose di ironia e di amara verità, il direttore artistico del festival Ai Confini tra Sardegna e Jazz, Basilio Sulis, ama definire Sant'Anna Arresi come Periferia dell'Impero. Da trentatré anni, tuttavia, nella prima settimana di settembre questo lembo di Sardegna ...


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