Jazz and the Future, the Future of Jazz

Jazz, after all, is a peculiar genre: drawing life from the heritage of its past great masters, of course, but at the same time constantly reinventing itself and, in this day and age, offering a veritable manifesto about the meaning of the word “change”. Jazz, like a sponge, absorbs everything around it: history, landscapes, the evolution of humanity and social needs. Within this constant change it must make no excuses, but always look towards the future.

Back and Forth: A Raft Floating Between Italy and the U.S.

Danilo Gallo, bassist of Guano Padano, spoke to us about the birth of their new studio album “Back And Forth” and the origins of the band’s musical partnership with Sam Amidon and Bill Frisell

Mauro Durante & Justin Adams: Still Moving! (In Spite of Everything)

The odd (but very well matched) couple formed by Mauro Durante & Justin Adams continues their live performances on the road. While waiting for their album “still moving” to be released by Ponderosa in October, you will be able to see them play live on Saturday, July 17th at the church of Sant’Ambrogio in Trezzano sul Naviglio, and on the 28th as part of the Colline Mediterranee festival in Salerno.

Meridiana: Mauro Durante’s Sense of Time

The album’s release was accompanied by a livestream performance on the Canzoniere’s social media, and by the creation of a website offering the full, 360-degrees Meridiana experience. A multi-disciplinary, immersive website which includes, alongside the record’s music and lyrics, a series of detailed studies on cultural and philosophical issues and current events.

Francesco Bianconi: No Time For Rhetoric

This is a particularly prolific moment for the artist, who in less than a year has released his first solo work “Forever”, launched a “Made-up Stories” format on YouTube and, on May 11th, published his third book: “Atlante delle case maledette” (“The Haunted House Atlas”, published by Rizzoli Lizard). Now, as a crowning achievement, he has released “Forever in Technicolor” (BMG), a double vinyl album – also available as a digital download – of his complete works, which includes several previously unreleased pieces and international collaborations. We have caught up with Francesco to try and understand the reasons behind his intense productivity.

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