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Vinny Golia

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Vinny Golia is a composer who fuses the rich heritage of Jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions. As a bandleader, Golia has presented his music to concert audiences in Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and the United States in ensembles varying dramatically in size and instrumentation. Mr. Golia has won numerous awards as a composer, including grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, The Lila Wallace Commissioning Program, The California Arts Council, Meet the Composer, Clausen Foundation of the Arts, Funds for U.S. Artists and the American Composers Forum

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Article: Interview

Gianni Mimmo: Il momento della riflessione

Read "Gianni Mimmo: Il momento della riflessione" reviewed by Neri Pollastri


Quattordici anni fa, all'uscita dei primi dischi dell'allora neonata Amirani Records, intervistammo il protagonista di quei dischi, nonché ideatore dell'etichetta, Gianni Mimmo, scoprendo un personaggio decisamente atipico, se non proprio unico. Da allora il sopranista pavese è stato autore di molti lavori di indubbio interesse, mentre la sua etichetta ha significativamente contribuito a diffondere in Italia ...

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Article: Radio

Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed & Benoit Delbecq

Read "Wadada Leo Smith / Douglas R. Ewart / Mike Reed & Benoit Delbecq" reviewed by Maurice Hogue


The lineup for this edition of OMJ is like a menu in an ice cream shop: so many flavours to choose from. The AACM is alive and well in the excellent new release for Astral Spirits by Wadada Leo Smith, Douglas R. Ewart & Mike Reed, power guitar from Slovenia's Samo Salamon with a French quartet, ...

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Article: Album Review

Jon Armstrong Sextet: Reabsorb

Read "Reabsorb" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Saxophonist Jon Armstrong reminds us that life and death are two sides of the same coin. Although seemingly disparate, like two sides of an LP, they cannot be separated. His sextet recording Reabsorb models this contrasting device by presenting two contrasting compositions, one on each side of an LP (also available as a CD and download). ...

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Article: Radio

New releases from Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard, plus Trio Grande

Read "New releases from Gavin Harrison-Antoine Fafard, plus Trio Grande" reviewed by Len Davis


Contemporary Electric Jazz from Trio Grande, Henry Kaiser and Vinny Golia, plus much more.Playlist Henry Kaiser-Vinny Golia “Meditations-Joy" from A Love Supreme Electric (Cuneiform) 00:00 Trio Grande “Oberkampf" from Trio Grande (Whirlwind) 07:14 Marcus Klossek Electric Trio “Unexpected Skies" from Time was Now (Double Moon) 14:21 Go Go Penguin “Petit_a" from Live from studio ...

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Article: Radio

Celebrating Gauci Music

Read "Celebrating Gauci Music" reviewed by Bob Osborne


This week a selection of new albums including material from Stephen Gauci's gaucimusic imprint, a first look at a new electric album celebrating the music of John Coltrane, new music from Rebecca Hennessey, and two great new releases from the ears&eyes label. Playlist Hans Tammen, Jeremy Carlstedt, Stephen Gauci “#1" from Studio Sessions Vol. 11 (gaucimusic) ...

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Live at Redcat Los Angeles

Label: pfMentum
Released: 2019
Track listing: Set 1: Introduction; Show of Force; 5; Up in the Sky; Lost and Found; Cabine One, Change a Letter; Cabimn Two. Set 2: Introduction; Would You Like to Help on Your Journey to Mottsfield?; Soccer Gear Dropped on Religious Leaders; Barnum Brown Finds Something; Just Another Morning; Encore.

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Article: Album Review

Burton Greene / Damon Smith / Ra Kalam Bob Moses: Life’s Intense Mystery

Read "Life’s Intense Mystery" reviewed by Mark Corroto


Let's give credit to whomever assembled this swinging free-improvisation trio. Sometimes, no, invariably, all great improvised music results from the reciprocal nature of the musicians: not something done in response to another (although it can be) but by some subconscious agreement made by the players. A fine example is Life's Intense Mystery by the trio of ...

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Article: Album Review

Rich Halley with Matthew Shipp, Michael Bisio and Newman Taylor Baker: Terra Incognita

Read "Terra Incognita" reviewed by Karl Ackermann


Rich Halley's leader debut Multnomah Rhythms (Avocet, 1983) featured a large ensemble, a formation that the saxophonist favored for the better part of two decades. When he pared back personnel, he was equally committed to his quartet, recording six albums with trombonist Michael Vlatkovich, bassist Clyde Reed and son, Carson Halley on drums. The Outlier (Pine ...

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Article: Album Review

Rich Halley: Terra Incognita

Read "Terra Incognita" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Saxophonist Rich Halley usually sticks with his steady crowd. Indeed, when tallying Halley's collaborative compadres over the past couple of decades, his list of “recorded with" players comes down to a handful of names: drummer Carson Halley, trombonist Michael Vlatkovich and bassist Clyde Reed. Add cornetist Bobby Bradford on a couple of outings. The same for ...


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