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Album Review

Nightports w/Matthew Bourne: Nightports

Read "Nightports" reviewed by Gareth Thompson


The night he was named Perrier Young Jazz Musician 2001, pianist Matthew Bourne gave a performance that rather set out his stall. Using stillness and eruptions in the mode of Ran Blake, with soundtrack samples from Willy Wonka, Bourne played like a man possessed. Since then he's left few tones unturned in the search for new auras. Nightports is a series from UK-based The Leaf Label, where only sounds produced by the featured musician can be used. Most ...

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Live Review

Bourne / Kane / Davis: Manchester, UK, April 12, 2013

Read "Bourne / Kane / Davis: Manchester, UK, April 12, 2013" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Matthew Bourne, Dave Kane and Steve DavisRhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures ConferenceMedia City UKSalford Quays, Manchester, EnglandApril 12, 2013Watching three improvising musicians perform in front of a hundred or so jazz academics felt a little akin to watching a gallery of chief surgeons observing an unusual operation, although the only commentary during the one-hour performance took the form of a handful of tweets. The performance by keyboardist/cellist Matthew Bourne, drummer Steve Davis and ...

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Album Review

Matthew Bourne: Montauk Variations

Read "Montauk Variations" reviewed by John Kelman


Still on the shy side of 40, British pianist Matthew Bourne has accomplished more, in a relatively short time, than many do in a lifetime. Bourne has leaned farther to the left for most of his career, experimenting in both acoustic and electric environs with a free-thinking approach informed, to some extent, by Annette Peacock, that unclassifiable singer/writer responsible for some of pianist Paul Bley's most compelling composition-based music, and who was the subject of a two-disc tribute by pianist ...

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Interview

Matthew Bourne: Montauk, Billy Moon and the Lost Pianos

Read "Matthew Bourne: Montauk, Billy Moon and the Lost Pianos" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


"I've accepted that I'm not a traditional composer who sits and scores things out, plays them, learns them. I just have a rough sense of something and go out and do it. It often ends up being completely different," says pianist, improviser and composer Matthew Bourne. It's a characteristically honest appraisal, but it fails to do justice to Bourne's talent as a writer or player. This approach makes him one of the most fascinating of Britain's contemporary performers; it also ...


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