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MAURIZIO COMANDINI

Musicologist / Free Lance Journalist / Writer

born Cesena (Italy)
March 27th, 1953


Clicking HERE you will be able to read my latest CD reviews


Clicking HERE you will be able to read my latest book reviews


I'm a founding member of the editorial staff for the Italian edition of the All About Jazz web magazine called "All About Jazz Italy"
Find HERE the All About Jazz Italy Home Page

I maintain a regular feature at "All About Jazz Italy" called "Borderline" and I'm the main contributor to the "Lookin' 'Round" section of the magazine. Find HERE the "Borderline" Section

I'm a contributor to BET.I TV Web Site (BET International is a 24 hour music channel. The channel delivers the finest of Jazz programming and a diverse mixture of international sounds. The channel creatively features various genres of Jazz, World Music, the best of BET America and Gospel. BET International expands distribution all across Europe, parts of Asia, Middle East, the whole of Africa and other emerging markets.) Find HERE the BET.I Home Page

I'm part of the editorial staff and a regular contributor to MusicbOOm, one of the most important Indipendent Music Web Magazine in Italian Language
Find HERE the MusicbOOm Home Page

For All About Jazz Italy, for BET.I and for MusicbOOm I write Reviews (Cds, Books, Gigs, etc...) and 'Specials' about key musicians and about Record Labels.

I do interviews via E-Mail and feature them, edited and translated, in the magazines.

Some of those interviews will be featured, in English, in the International Edition of All About Jazz , the leading Internet Magazine about Jazz and Beyond


I'm really proud of this really long feature I wrote after a couple of trips to NYC, called
"New York on My Mind - Appunti di viaggio alla ricerca della musica di frontiera"
Click HERE


Click HERE and enjoy my Top Ten Playlist for year 2000


I did my dissertation entitled "John Cage and Merce Cunningham and their theater of mixed means" at Bologna University in 1978.
Click HERE

You can see a reference to this work in "Archivi della Musica Italiana Contemporanea" (Archives of Italian Contemporary Music) supported by Ministero per i Beni e le AttivitÓ Culturali Dipartimento dello Spettacolo-CIDIM/CIM-UNESCO
Click HERE


I did some writing here and there about jazz, rock and blues and I did a lot of radio broadcasts on Regional and National radio.

I wrote a book on Jimi Hendrix's only tour of Italy (May 68) published April 1998 by MONDADORI, the largest book publisher in Italy.

Click HERE for the cover of the book (front and back)

A very long review, about my book, written by Lorenzo Vigan˛ and published by Sette, a really important Italian weekly magazine (over 2.400.000 readers every week) could be seen HERE

Click HERE to read a really nice review published by 'D' di Repubblica, another really important Italian weekly magazine (over 1.400.000 readers every week)

Another good review, written by Carlo Moretti and published by 'Musica', the leading Italian weekly Music magazine (over 2.650.000 readers every week) could be seen clicking HERE

Find HERE another review of my book, containing also an interview with me

Various press reports about some presentations of the book, during a tour called HENDRIXIANA, which featured the Randy Hansen trio, could be found here:
Page One Page Two Page Three


One of my more widely broadcast jobs was a week at Italian National Radio ('RAI Radio Tre') with a project called "Borderline" (the recorded broadcasting of this project is available on request)

This was the detailed plan (each part was 25 minutes long):

On Air Monday 26 April 1999 RAI RADIO TRE 11:40
MILES DAVIS - Eighty One
JIMI HENDRIX - 3rd Stone From The Sun
CAPT.BEEFHEART - Tarotplane
JACK BRUCE - Sam's Sack

On Air Tuesday 27 April 1999 RAI RADIO TRE 11:40
GRATEFUL DEAD - Dark Star
TONY WILLIAMS - Spectrum
FRANK ZAPPA - Peaches En Regalia
JIMI HENDRIX - Red House (from Woodstock)
MILES DAVIS - Miles Run the Voodoo Down

On Air Wednesday 28 April 1999 RAI RADIO TRE 11:40
JIMI HENDRIX - Who Knows
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Marbles
KING CRIMSON - Cat Food
NUCLEUS - Song For The Bearded Lady
MILES DAVIS - Sivad

On Air Thursday 29 April 1999 RAI RADIO TRE 11:40
WEATHER REPORT - Umbrellas
CARLA BLEY - End Of Rawalpindi
JAMES BROWN - Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA - Awakening
MILES DAVIS - Yesternow

On Air Friday 30 April 1999 RAI RADIO TRE 11:40
GIL EVANS - Ictus
WEATHER REPORT - T.H./Dr.Honoris Causa
HERBIE HANCOCK - Quasar
MATCHING MOLE - Flora Fidgit
MILES DAVIS - On The Corner/NY Girl