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Juan Vinuesa Jazz Quartet: Blue Shots From Chicago

Read "Blue Shots From Chicago" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Chicago, a city of big shoulders, continues to present proof of poet Carl Sandburg's words from the poem of the same name... “Come and show me another city with lifted head singing so proud to be alive and coarse and strong and cunning." Why is this? Because Chicago in 2020 remains the same as evoked in ...

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Mario Pavone Dialect Trio: Philosophy

Read "Philosophy" reviewed by Mark Corroto

In his review of their debut Chrome (Playscape Recordings, 2013), my learned colleague at All About Jazz, Dan McClenaghan described Mario Pavone's Dialect Trio as “a beautiful tumult." That description expanded with the trio's sophomore disc Blue Dialect (Clean Feed, 2015) and maybe further with their latest Philosophy. The maelstrom they foment is partly explained by ...

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Giancarlo Schiaffini, Errico De Fabritiis, Luca Tilli: Kammermusik

Read "Kammermusik" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Cinquantuno minuti di musica suddivisi in tredici tracce, nove delle quali improvvisate, due di Misha Mengelberg, una di Herbie Nichols—cioè di due icone della musica di ricerca—e l'ultima, a mo' di omaggio iconoclasta, nientemeno che ”O' Sole Mio”: questo il menù apparecchiato da Giancarlo Schiaffini in trio con due musicisti non facilmente etichettabili come il sassofonista ...

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 NEA Jazz Masters

Today the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Innovative jazz musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy—are the 2020 recipients of NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. They will ...

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Mars Williams / Tollef Østvang: Painted Pillars

Read "Painted Pillars" reviewed by Mark Corroto

If you only know saxophonist Mars Williams from his gigs with the post-punk band The Psychedelic Furs or the hip-hop/funk band Liquid Soul, you're missing out on a talented and dedicated free-jazz improviser. He scatters himself in many directions, from collaborations with Chicago's Ken Vandermark, Tim Daisy, Jim Baker and Michael Zerang, to work in Europe ...

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Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid, Mike Reed: Artifacts

Read "Artifacts" reviewed by Vic Albani

I figli crescono. Terza generazione della mai troppo celebrata AACM chicagoana, Nicole Mitchell, Tomeka Reid e Mike Reed danno alle stampe un interessantissimo CD che è già stato votato da molte testate specializzate quale uno dei migliori, se non il migliore disco di jazz dello scorso anno. Artifacts è innanzitutto ...

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Big Deep - Benefit Concert for Deep Listening Institute

Big Deep - Benefit Concert for Deep Listening Institute

On Saturday, April 18, 2009 at 8 pm the Friends of Deep Listening Institute will host Big Deep, a benefit concert at The Kitchen in New York City. The lineup of performances include a duo with Roscoe Mitchell and Pauline Oliveros, the Deep Listening Band with Stuart Dempster, David Gamper and Pauline Oliveros, video artist Benton-C ...


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