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New release: Tea Time by D'Agaro De Mattia Maier
April 2016 - RRJ1030 Tea Time by the Italian trio Daniele D'Agaro Massimo De Mattia Giovanni Maier A trio consisting of some of the best Italian jazz improvisers caught in the middle of an intense three ways dialogue. A wide sound palette coming from the beautiful and peculiar combination of reeds...
Downtown Music Gallery review | Sounds Of Hope
DANIELE CAVALLANTI and THE MILANO CONTEMPORARY ART ENSEMBLE - Sounds of Hope (Rudi Records 1026; Italy) The Milano Contemporary Art Ensemble consists of some 13 members so we will list just a few of the more known names: Daniele Cavallanti & Riccardo Luppi on reeds, Luca Calabrese & Beppe Caruso...
Downtown Music Gallery review | Live in Sant'Anna Arresi 2013
DINAMITRI JAZZ FOLKLORE & AMIRI BARAKA - Live in Sant’Anna Arresi 2013 (Rudi Records 1029; Italy) Featuring Amiri Baraka on voice/poetry, Dimitri Espinoza on alto sax, Gabrio Baldacci on electric guitar, Giuseppi Scardino on bari sax and Simone Padovani on drums plus Emanuele Parrini on violin &...
All About Jazz interviews Massimo Iudicone
Rudi Records: Reviving the Avant-garde | By Jakob Baekgaard The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the avant-garde as: "an intelligentsia that develops new or experimental concepts especially in the arts." In jazz, the expression, at least to some, has negative connotations, describing music that is...