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MATANA ROBERTS – “COIN COIN CHAPTER FOUR: MEMPHIS” – shattering poetic vision and powerful jazz

MATANA ROBERTS – “COIN COIN CHAPTER FOUR: MEMPHIS” – shattering poetic vision and powerful jazz

Ross McGibbon October 16, 2019 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS       18th October 2019 An absolutely fascinating album, combining spoken word, songs, poetry, structured jazz, a country fiddle and freeform jazz. Riveting me to the sound, Matana Roberts weaves fragments of the life of

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Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Binker Golding – “Abstractions of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers” – pure unalloyed jazz pleasure

Ross McGibbon September 16, 2019 0

Gearbox Records 27 Sept, 2019 Binker Golding is a lyrical saxophone player, yet capable of going way out there into abstraction. His work with Moses Boyd was fascinating and exciting and he has played

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Mildlife – doing their groovy thing in Leeds

Mildlife – doing their groovy thing in Leeds

Ross McGibbon May 22, 2019 0

Live at The Brudenell Social Club    20th May 2019 Just over six months after their debut at the Brudenell, Mildlife are back. Making a great impression as Wooden Shjips’ support, this time they get an

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Dwight Trible – ‘Mothership’ (featuring Kamasi Washington)  – the most soulful jazz record this year

Dwight Trible – ‘Mothership’ (featuring Kamasi Washington) – the most soulful jazz record this year

Ross McGibbon April 10, 2019 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 12th April 2019 Who or what is a Dwight Trible? Does the name conjure up thoughts of a Star Trek episode with cute alien critters? It’s no surprise, as Dwight has had

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Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: ‘Adrift’

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: ‘Adrift’

Vanguard Online October 29, 2018 0

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Adrift is an extended suite for two pianos. Ten out of ten for hooking me in. This short jazzy piano number is addictive.  At the beginning there are the gentlest of lingering piano notes,

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Caro Emerald / Cambridge

Caro Emerald / Cambridge

Angela Smith October 21, 2018 0

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 Caro Emerald makes a sold-out return to Cambridge Corn Exchange Almost half way through her twenty-two date UK tour, Caro Emerald once again performs to a sold-out Cambridge Corn Exchange. The Dutch, multi-platinum selling vocalist brings her

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EFG London Jazz Festival this November

EFG London Jazz Festival this November

Vanguard Online September 18, 2018 0

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This year’s EFG London Jazz Festival (now in its 26th year) will run between November 16-25, taking in over 300 performances alongside talks, films and free events across over 70 London venues. This year’s

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Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 29th June 2018 For a duo, Binker and Moses have a big band. I should explain: The young jazz duo of Binker Golding (sax) and Moses Boyd (drums) are brilliant as a

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Lydian Collective release nu-jazz album ‘Adventure’

Lydian Collective release nu-jazz album ‘Adventure’

Vanguard Online April 5, 2018 0

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Nubya Garcia ‘When We Are’

Nubya Garcia ‘When We Are’

Vanguard Online February 28, 2018 0

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    More on jazz… Grungey jazz – it shouldn’t work but urghh…   London band The Imaginary Hat have pulled it off with their single Phonograft. They are currently looking for bass players

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