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Article: Album Review

Dave Rempis: Stringers & Struts

Read "Stringers & Struts" reviewed by John Sharpe


Chicago-based reedman Dave Rempis has hit such a peak of consistency that the number of stars awarded to any particular outing is more down to personal preference than any variation in quality. He's in control of his own destiny as most of his output flows from his own Aerophonic imprint. And he's achieved another high point ...

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Article: Album Review

Rob Mazurek: Desert Encrypts Vol. 1

Read "Desert Encrypts Vol. 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


It was twenty-five years ago, in 1994, that Rob Mazurek first emerged with Man Facing East (Hep Jazz), a quartet recording solidly positioned in the post/hard bop style. Even in the interpretations of standards, there were clues that the cornetist/composer was a restless soul. In the intervening years, Mazurek has rapidly charted his own dissident destiny ...

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Article: Live Review

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2018" reviewed by Martin Longley


Belgrade Jazz Festival Dom Omladine/Kombank Dvorana Belgrade, Serbia October 25-29, 2018 The 34th edition of the Belgrade Jazz Festival maintained its exciting strategy of diverse programming, from Kurt Elling to The Thing, Marc Ribot to Bobby Shew, Cortex down to The Necks. That's already an enticing blend of ...

Article: Year in Review

Il Meglio del 2018 Secondo Nicola Negri

Read "Il Meglio del 2018 Secondo Nicola Negri" reviewed by Nicola Negri


Per chi non se ne fosse accorto, stiamo vivendo un momento musicale straordinario, fatto di ricerca senza confini, ibridazioni linguistiche e condivisione di esperienze spesso agli antipodi--insomma diametralmente opposto al periodo storico, in cui l'ignoranza miope delle nuove destre vorrebbe tenerci divisi, ancorati ad un'idea identitaria ormai superata dalla storia. Dal jazz più classico alle ...

Album

Again

Label: Trost Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Sur Face; Decision In Paradise; Vicky Di.

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Article: In Pictures

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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Article: Live Review

Not Two...But Twenty! Festival

Read "Not Two...But Twenty! Festival" reviewed by John Sharpe


Not Two...But Twenty! Festival Wlen, Poland September 21-23, 2018 Intro There are some things worth celebrating in style, one of them being marked persistence in the face of adversity. That pretty much describes the continued existence of any jazz record label in these straitened times. To mark its 20th ...

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Article: Album Review

The Thing: Again

Read "Again" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Wait for it. Wait. At some point during a performance or recording by the trio known as The Thing, the band attempts to rip your face off, beginning with your ears. It's been that way since they were founded in 2000. The Swedish/Norwegian free jazz/garage band have become a kind of jazz/punk royalty, cutting huge swaths ...

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Article: Live Review

James Blood Ulmer and the Thing at Bochum Art Museum

Read "James Blood Ulmer and the Thing at Bochum Art Museum" reviewed by Phillip Woolever


James Blood Ulmer and The Thing Bochum Art Museum Bochum, Germany April 8, 2018 Improvisational master guitarist Ulmer has played a number of varying, high quality shows around Germany in recent years, solidifying his reputation as a wide-ranging entertainer. Tonight's set was one of his best. A considerable contribution ...


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