(Year VI, issue n. 12)
il volto noir del jazz finlandese
metamorfosi in quartet
jazz&arts: Ellen Lefrak
Focus on: Matana Roberts CoinCoin
I 5 dischi imprescindibili di
Günter Baby Sommer "Dedications"
(e inoltre: Satoko Fujii New Trio, Cécile McLorin Salvant, ACV, Samo Salamon Quarters, Stevland, Nate Wooley Sextet, Wadada Leo Smith & TUMO, Parker-Guy-Lytton, Art Brut, Christophe LeLoiL, Tommaso Cappellato & Astral Travel, Didier Levallet Quintet)
Why another jazz magazine?
It’s a compulsory question when you start a new editorial
There is no univocal answer. Surely the intention is to go
on a different way. Not the press magazine way, which
makes you wait at the newsagent’s or in your postbox.
Neither the modern way of a webzine or Internet sites,
among links, clicks and news where you get lost,
reading a lot but not exactly what you were searching for.
Nor a newsletter, which usually refers to other paper
or virtual media, often providing only some little
abstracts of the contents.
Just an “email-zine” in PDF format. You will only need a
little space of your hard disk and if you like, you
may want to honour us by reserving it a folder where
to save each issue. And for those who do not want to
read on the monitor, a high quality PDF version is always
possible to be printed and read.
This concerns the medium, that’s OK. But what about its
contents? The email-zine has been conceived to
highlight on not yet well known Italian jazz players
or foreign jazz musicians who are out of the great New
York gigs or out of the famous European festivals.
So jazz. But where? Impossible anywhere, either in terms of
energy or skills, but always present in those places
that cannot be genetically or historically disregarded
when talking about this kind of music.
A lot of good will and a pinch of conceit: these are the
ingredients, together with the shared firm belief to
create something fine and effective.