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Hitting the Biggi Time

Over the past several years, a creative-music pipeline between Europe and the Bay Area has brought great jazz artists here, among them bassist Peter Kowald (Germany) and saxophonists Gianni Gebbia (Italy) and Mats Gustafsson (Sweden). They play scintillating stands at…
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Gianni GebbiaSicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia is something of a pariah among international jazz hipsters. A consummately lyrical player dedicated to experimental investigation, his signature style on soprano and alto saxes (and less conventional wind instruments) defies the neat parameters set…
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Disco 'Round Midnight

Roving with Gianni Gebbia down the cobblestone streets of Palermo, we rarely pass a cafe, restaurant, or bar without hearing someone call out, "Gianni!" A local celebrity who's been performing in Sicily's breezy seaside capital since he first picked…
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Gianni Gebbia Sicilian saxophonist Gianni Gebbia channels the history of the Mediterranean in every note he plays, almost as if he were speaking in tongues across the centuries. His tone and phrasing glide seamlessly from angular dialectical fragments to sleek…
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Wolfgang Fuchs Add to that list of dangerous European improvisers invading our shores of late -- John Butcher, Gianni Gebbia, Luc Houtkamp, Peter van Bergen -- the frighteningly articulate Wolfgang Fuchs from Germany. His Bits & Pieces: Solo & Duets,…
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Peter van Bergen Due to the aggressive booking policies of performance spaces like the Luggage Store and the Yellow Room, the Bay Area's rep as the creative-music capital of the West has begun to draw some of Europe's more frightening…
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