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JZ Replacement – ‘Disrespectful’ – can jazz deal with another sax and drums duo?

JZ Replacement – ‘Disrespectful’ – can jazz deal with another sax and drums duo?

Ross McGibbon March 12, 2020 0

RAINY DAYS RECORDS       13th March 2020 Jazz is experiencing a major resurgence at the moment, thanks partly to the burgeoning London scene and the enthusiasm of the students at specialist colleges like Leeds. Jazz

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TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – ‘Rejoice’ – it might be posthumous but it is full of jazzy life

TONY ALLEN & HUGH MASEKELA – ‘Rejoice’ – it might be posthumous but it is full of jazzy life

Ross McGibbon March 9, 2020 0

WORLD CIRCUIT RECORDS      20th March 2020 Thankfully, like so many prolific jazz musicians, being dead hasn’t prevented Hugh Masekela releasing more excellent music. Tony Allen, the Nigerian drumming legend dug out his tapes of sessions

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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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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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SUNWATCHERS – “Illegal Moves” – crazed psychedelia and jazz, a review

SUNWATCHERS – “Illegal Moves” – crazed psychedelia and jazz, a review

Ross McGibbon February 12, 2019 0

TROUBLE IN MIND 22nd Feb, 2019 An excellent modern-day psychedelic album, wrapped in a very terrible album sleeve that totally misrepresents the contents (though, apparently the band like it….) This album is crazed psychedelia

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Sonar – Live At Moods – improvising progressive jazz album impresses

Sonar – Live At Moods – improvising progressive jazz album impresses

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2018 0

7D MEDIA        16th November 2018 I’m fond of live albums. They give a band a chance to show its chemistry without the temptation to burnish the rough edges (though some can’t help themselves…). This set

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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

Angela Smith
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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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Fabled – ‘Short Stories’ – is a brightly involving debut jazz album

Fabled – ‘Short Stories’ – is a brightly involving debut jazz album

Ross McGibbon September 5, 2018 0

Fabled – Short Stories PICTOR RECORDS 28th September 2018 Fabled is a new London jazz ensemble led by up and coming saxophonist & clarinetist, Sam Rapley. Sam gets around the London scene, working with other artists,

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