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Yawn, stretch, take the bandages off and get up to the sound of free jazz

Yawn, stretch, take the bandages off and get up to the sound of free jazz

Vanguard Online September 22, 2021 0

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The band: I Hold the Lion’s Paw. The album: Lost in Place. From: Australia. Time I started listening to this: About half seven this morning. Key point: Their new ‘free jazz’ album Lost in

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Jason Sharp – ‘The Turning Centre Of A Still World’ – “deeply atmospheric jazz meditation”

Jason Sharp – ‘The Turning Centre Of A Still World’ – “deeply atmospheric jazz meditation”

Ross McGibbon August 30, 2021 0

CONSTELLATION RECORDS 27th August 2021 A solo album from an electro-acoustic composer and saxophonist from Montreal, this is warm and atmospheric, full of character and incident whilst still washing round the body like a

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Xhosa Cole – ‘K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us’ – “exciting debut of a talented sax player with a band to match”

Xhosa Cole – ‘K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us’ – “exciting debut of a talented sax player with a band to match”

Ross McGibbon July 25, 2021 0

STONEY LANE RECORDS 30th July 2021 Xhosa Cole’s debut is superb – contemporary but with a handle you can grab if you’ve heard anything from the fifties onwards in jazz land. The opener is

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MILT JACKSON & RAY CHARLES – ‘SOUL BROTHERS’ – “Two masters play musical chairs and don’t miss a beat”

MILT JACKSON & RAY CHARLES – ‘SOUL BROTHERS’ – “Two masters play musical chairs and don’t miss a beat”

Ross McGibbon July 7, 2021 0

RHINO RECORDS / ATLANTIC 18th June 2021 An album that is simultaneously just a good outing for masters of their game and a rarity. Ray Charles is known now for his rhythm and blues

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Miles Davis – ‘Merci Miles! Live At Vienne’ – “First release of one of Miles’ swansongs”

Miles Davis – ‘Merci Miles! Live At Vienne’ – “First release of one of Miles’ swansongs”

Ross McGibbon June 29, 2021 0

RHINO RECORDS    25th June 2021  on Vinyl and CD Miles Davis was a compulsive re-inventor, changing his music in seismic ways; each way bringing new fans and sometimes losing old ones. Equal to the electric

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Charles Mingus – ‘At Carnegie Hall’ – “epic blowing fest from 1974 gets full release at last”

Charles Mingus – ‘At Carnegie Hall’ – “epic blowing fest from 1974 gets full release at last”

Ross McGibbon June 25, 2021 0

WARNER MUSIC         11th June 2021 This 1974 concert is getting its first full release and on a 3 LP vinyl set (or 2 CD). It had a partial release in the seventies, but only the

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Dr. Lonnie Smith – “Breathe” – Hammond B3 master at work

Dr. Lonnie Smith – “Breathe” – Hammond B3 master at work

Ross McGibbon March 21, 2021 0

BLUE NOTE RECORDS 26th March 2021 The Hammond B3 organ is a wonderful instrument. Not only does it have a warm sound, given organic texture when run through a Leslie rotating speaker, but the

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Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ – confirmation of the breadth of a major vocal talent

Celeste – ‘Not Your Muse’ – confirmation of the breadth of a major vocal talent

Ross McGibbon January 29, 2021 0

POLYDOR RECORDS      29th Jan, 2021 It’s been a strange year for Celeste. In some ways her skywards trajectory has been slowed by COVID-19, in other ways she has flourished despite it all. Gathering plenty of

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Johanna Burnheart – BURNHEART

Johanna Burnheart – BURNHEART

Ross McGibbon November 26, 2020 0

ROPEADOPE RECORDS 30 October 2020 British jazz in a very healthy place right now, despite the lack of live music and, paradoxically, part of the evidence is this German violinist, singer and composer. We’ve

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Charles Tolliver – ‘Connect’ – fresh and bright but channeling a classic groove

Charles Tolliver – ‘Connect’ – fresh and bright but channeling a classic groove

Ross McGibbon July 29, 2020 0

GEARBOX RECORDS     31ST July 2020 London label, Gearbox Records, have been flying the flag high for UK artists as well as the US releases and this continues the very high quality output. Jazz is

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