guitarist, composer, has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has performed in various music festivals world wide such as New York city’s “What is Jazz” festival, the “Heidelberg … Continue reading
Italian-Americanised mispronunciation of the phrase “va’a fare in culo” (literally “go do it in the ass”) often shortened to “vaffanculo”, “vafangool”, “bafongool” or just “fongool”; generally interpreted to mean “fuck … Continue reading
Koh was born 1979 as Koh Otera in Tokyo, Japan. At the age of 4 she started taking piano lessons. In 1992 she began studying the piano under Fumiko Yoshida (associate professor of Kunitachi College of Music) and Grete Dichler (professor of University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria), and from 1998 onward Koh began performing in public. Koh gratuated in 2002 from Kunitachi College of Music, and participated at various music festivals, and in 2004 she played together with Satoko Fujii and invited Ted Reichman to record in New York. Continue reading
Cristiano Calcagnile – drums & percussions | Xabier Iriondo – mahai metak, taisho koto, live electronics | Gianni Mimmo – soprano saxophone Recording _ 21th March 2010. Sound Engineers _ … Continue reading
The violinist, fiddler and composer Albrecht Maurer studied violin at the Musikhochschule Köln and taught himself the piano, which he then later studied. In addition, he pursued the study of non-European tonal systems and computer music. He gathered his experience with new and experimental music through intensive work with many composers from the Kagel “school”, including Maria de Alvear, Carola Buckholt, and Manos Tsangaris. He has worked with various classical and jazz ensembles as pianist, synthesizer programmer, violinist, and singer. Albrecht Maurer belongs to a special part of the jazz world, named Modern Creative Jazz. Modern Creative is a contemporary form of Creative Music, which is seen as a further develovement of „free jazz“. It is non commercial. Continue reading
RogueArt’s a natural name for a label that provides shelter for music that is outside the mainstream. – Michel Dorbon, Rogue Art founder.
In matters of artistic expression cheaper the statement, the more chances it gets to be heard. The market demands barren goods with a short turnover and no resistance. As far as music is concerned, one only has to dig into the entertainment supermarket displays to find that they are packed with cheesy products: is it for hiding some treasures destined to a happy few? On the other hand, this implacable Market is crushing independent record shops and labels that aim at experienced music lovers and true curious.
(Kenneth Steven), bassist. b. Patchogue, NY, October 27, 1952. Son of Anna Filiano (born Giuliano; May 19, 1930) and Leonard Filiano (July 12, 1930), both of New York. Brother of James Filiano (20 May 1954; an M.D., also play ssaxophone), Diana Filiano Dana (9 Dec 1961; plays guitar), and Gregory Filiano (24 July 1964; plays oboe). Ken began trumpet studies at the age of nine and played in bands throughout grammar school and high school. In his sophomore of high school, while Ken was at home recovering from an illness, his band director sent over a copy of the Ornette Coleman/Gunther Schuller record, “Jazz Abstractions.” Upon hearing the freedom expressed within the music, Ken abandoned plans to study oceanography and decided to devote his life to music. The following summer, Ken and his brother, Jim (who played saxophone), met the composer David Amram, who invited the brothers to weekend jam sessions at Amram’s house on Fire Island, NY. Here, Ken had the great fortune to play with the likes of Pepper Adams and Elvin Jones. Strongly influenced by these great players and by Amram’s record, “No More Walls,” Ken was increasingly inspired to explore the universe of music. Continue reading
Andrea Wolper has an ever-growing reputation as a gifted jazz singer, songwriter, and improviser with a very individual sound and style, solid understanding of jazz traditions, and spirited sense of adventure. She has been described both as “a highly original performer” (Contra Costa Times) and “a singer with an uncanny emotional touch for the past 50 years of jazz” (Tuscon Citizen). Andrea is as accomplished and at home with the Great American Songbook as she is with spontaneous improvisation. A creative songwriter, lyricist, and arranger, Andrea’s original compositions and unusual arrangements of standard material, as well as of poetry and music from a variety of genres, reveal a dynamic, singular musical sensibility. Continue reading
The Rudi label was created to bring jazz music to listeners, with a particular focus on improvisation and free experimentation. Apart from improvisation, the label will also present projects involving … Continue reading
works with Italian and international artists. Some of them are already known or true cult artists (Elliott Sharp, Nels Cline, Marc Ribot, Jenny Scheinman, David King, Carla Bozulich, Daniele Cavallanti … Continue reading