Il mio nuovo video/new video! Daniel Karlsson Trio’s Cowboy Song

Eccolo!! Finally!!

This is my new baby, and I'm just too proud of it.. enjoy…..
Sono troppo felice, finalmente il mio bambino ha visto la luce, eccolo a voi!

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Magnus Öström live in Istanbul, liquid boiling energy

Concert at the Salon IKSV, Istanbul, Turkey, January 18, 2014
 

A completely sold out concert in a city where jazz really beats like few other places in Europe and the world. A musical scene to pay close attention to, and one that pays close attention to what is going on. Turkey is hungry for innovative and quality music. And the age of the listeners is often incredibly young compared to other countries, I have never seen so many boys and girls at a jazz concert, ever. Magnus Öström is really at home here, everything that is related to the Esbjörn Svensson Trio enjoys the status of a loving and warm cult. “Loving" is not an adjective chosen at random, it is different from “adoring”. In fact, the gap between audience and stage is tiny and the liquid boiling energy which abundantly fell on the audience was repaid with delirious shouting, applauding and sighing that no one cared to hold back. I have never experienced anything quite like that at a jazz concert before.

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Magnus Öström live a Istanbul, energia bollente e liquida

Concerto al Salon İKSV, Istanbul, Turchia, 18 gennaio 2014

Concerto sold out per una città dove il jazz davvero pulsa come in pochi altri luoghi europei e mondiali, una scena da tenere bene d’occhio e che si guarda avidamente intorno. La Turchia è affamata di musica di qualità e innovativa, e chi la ama spesso è incredibilmente giovane rispetto ad altri paesi: mai visti così tanti ragazzi e ragazze a un concerto jazz, mai. E qui Magnus Öström è più che di casa: tutto ciò che è legato all’Esbjörn Svensson Trio gode di un culto amorevole e caldo. “Amorevole” non è un aggettivo scelto a caso, perché è diverso da “adorante”: il distacco tra pubblico e palco è minuscolo, e l’energia bollente  e liquida  che è caduta copiosa in platea ha suscitato grida, applausi, singhiozzi e sospiri che nessuno sentiva il bisogno di trattenere. Mai fatto esperienza di nulla di simile, a un concerto jazz.

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Norwegian revelation saxophonist Marius Neset enchants with his Birds.

Probably, the only possible juxtaposition between the two Norwegian saxophonists Jan Garbarek and Marius Neset is the crimson color cover of their passport. This is said with full equal respect and appreciation for both of them. Garbarek’s icy notes are so distant from the earthy and almost Latin fire of this young dynamic composer and extraordinary saxophonist (tenor and soprano), who is delivering his third album, “Birds”, at the age of 28!
An enveloping work, with frequent changes of rhythm and inspiration, a composition at times incoherent and furious, that gives the impression of Neset being almost unable to tame his own awesome genius. It’s very difficult, if not impossible to get bored or distracted: this album calls for concentration, because of the variety of instruments he has added to his main Scandinavian-British band, Anton Eger (NO) on drums –and co-author of two tracks– Ivo Neame (UK) on piano, Jasper Høiby (DK) on double bass (all three in Phronesis, Høiby’s band: more to come on them soon), and finally Jim Hart (UK) on vibes.
Whatever he writes in the future and for however long his career will be, this album’s title track will always be his “Birdland”. “Birds” contains musical stimuli from every direction, a continuous change of tempo, inspiration, pitch, hue; and yet it is deeply coherent, like a symphony. Neset uses every instrument with creativity and generosity, and he makes his piece progress in an unpredictable way, creating a musical zoo.

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Marius Neset, sassofonista norvegese rivelazione, incanta con i suoi Birds

Penso che l’unico affiancamento possibile tra i due sassofonisti norvegesi Marius Neset e Jan Garbarek sia la copertina vermiglia del loro passaporto. E sia detto con pieno e identico rispetto e apprezzamento di entrambi. Le lame di ghiaccio di Garbarek sono distanti dal fuoco terragno e quasi latino di questo giovane vulcanico compositore, nonché straordinario sassofonista (tenore e soprano), che consegna il suo terzo album, “Birds” a soli 28 anni.
Un lavoro avviluppante, con frequentissimi cambi di ritmo, ispirazione, una composizione a tratti disorganica e furibonda, come fosse davvero difficile per Neset contenersi entro questa acqua in ebollizione e dovesse continuamente cambiare rotta, come un bimbo affetto da ADHD seduto a un banco di scuola. Molto difficile se non impossibile annoiarsi o distrarsi: questo è un album che chiede concentrazione anche per la varietà di strumenti scelti da Neset per le composizioni in aggiunta alla sua solida band scandinavo-britannica con Anton Eger (NO) alla batteria – e coautore di due brani – Ivo Neame (UK) al piano, Jasper Høiby (DK) al contrabbasso (convogliati nel gruppo di Høiby, “Phronesis”, a cui mi dedicherò presto), e infine Jim Hart (UK) a un sorprendente vibrafono.

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Daniel Karlsson Trio, Das Taxibåt: the solid talent of a great pianist


Authoritative, inspired, virtuous, with an attitude. An album finally signed with his name after a long and bright career in the Scandinavian jazz that matters: with Oddjob, one of  the most innovative Scandinavian bands of the last decade, and with Magnus Öström (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) for the spectacular album “Searching for Jupiter” [described here]. Karlsson’s career began very early and before the age of 30 he has already won the Swedish Grammy for Oddjob’s debut album; two years later he was awarded with the Swedish “Nobel” for jazz music, winning the “Swedish Jazz Musician of the Year Award”, with which he financed his first solo work, released under the name of Pan-Pan. There hasn’t been an interruption to his career before or after, in fact he has been involved in dozens of other projects with Scandinavian and international stars like Nils Landgren, Ernie Watts, Peter Erskine and Till Brönner.

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Daniel Karlsson Trio, Das Taxibåt: il talento compatto di un grande pianista

Autorevole, ispirato, virtuoso, di piglio. Un album firmato finalmente con nome e cognome dopo una carriera lunga e luminosa nel jazz scandinavo che conta: da Oddjob, una delle band scandinave più innovative dell’ultimo decennio, alla collaborazione con Magnus Öström (Esbjörn Svensson Trio) per lo strepitoso album “Searching for Jupiter” [di cui abbiamo parlato qui]. La carriera di Karlsson comincia prestissimo, e prima di compiere 30 anni ha già vinto il Grammy svedese con l’album d’esordio di Oddjob, e due anni dopo il “Nobel” della musica aggiudicandosi lo “Swedish Jazz Musician of the Year Award” con il quale finanzia il suo primo lavoro solista, presentato con il nome di Pan-Pan. Prima e dopo, nessuna interruzione per la sua carriera, spesa in decine di altri progetti con star tanto del mondo scandinavo quanto internazionale, come Nils Landgren, Ernie Watts, Peter Erskine e Till Brönner.

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Tonbruket and Ane Brun, Scandinavian energetic refinement

The only Italian date for the Norwegian composer and singer Ane Brun with the Swedish quartet Tonbruket at the Rome Auditorium on November 24th, 2013 was sold out. It was their twenty-second date of a long European tour that took them to all the major cities in Europe, with still two more home concerts to go: Stockholm and Oslo.
Loved by Peter Gabriel, who wanted her in the studio and live – as well as by Ani Di Franco – Ane Brun is an absolute star in Scandinavia. In ten years she has composed and published six studio and two live albums​​, and she has played dozens of concerts anywhere. For her 2013 tour she chose to be supported by one of the most important jazz groups on the Scandinavian scene (i.e. European): Tonbruket, a quartet created by Dan Berglund, double bassist of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.).
After the tragic accidental death of the leader in 2008, the remaining two musicians (Dan Berglund and drummer Magnus Öström) began solo projects, each in the direction closest to their most profound musical inspiration. Berglund, the metal-rock part of the trio, has veered with his new band Tonbruket towards a more progressive and 70's rock. The meaning of the name in fact, "The note's workshop" has in itself a material sense, like a forging, hammered sound, that still remains "jazz" – however uncommon it may be. The same rule that applied to e.s.t., in fact.
The problem – actually the alluring aspect of this band that opened the evening with a magnificent half-an-hour concert – is that it makes you short of definitions, at least linear ones. What is certain is that the musicians are immense, vast in their playing, and so versatile in the production of sounds. In fact, only the number of instruments played by both members of the band's melodic section is impressive, with Johan Lindström – composer of many of the tracks – playing lap and pedal steel, with a slide effect, electric and acoustic guitars, And finally Martin Hederos whilst predominately playing double keyboards switches from piano to organ, in all its variations; occasionally, he also inserts a plucked and bowed violin, and even the accordion. The rhythm section was apparently simpler, with vibrant Andreas Werliin on drums, and the endless Dan Berglund on double bass, an instrument from which he is able to produce any kind of sound nuance, from a heavy metal electric guitar sound (obtained through his bow), to softer and deeper sounds; from bop to pop.

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A video for Daniel Karlsson, with a mini site

Hi everyone!

Tomorrow I am traveling to shoot a new video, this time for my favourite jazz pianist, Daniel Karlsson. I am SO delighted with this, that I decided to open a mini site for this, where I will publish some news, photos and the like.. if you want, you can follow me…

http://www.monicamazzitelli.net/cowboy-song-video/en/

Cheers!

Monica

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Un video per Daniel Karlsson, con un mini sito

Sono in partenza per qualche giorno, torno a dirigere un corto: stavolta un video musicale per un IMMENSO pianista jazz.

Ho deciso si aprire un mini sito dedicato a questa avventura, dove posterò un po' di cose e pensieri, è questo qui: http://www.monicamazzitelli.net/cowboy-song-video/

Se volete, seguitemi lì :)

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