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John Butcher / Pat Thomas / Dominic Lash / Steve Noble: Fathom

Read "Fathom" reviewed by John Sharpe

Finely judged sounds studded in space. Bursts of incipient rhythm. Wafts of fire music energy. Those are just some of the fruitful products of the British foursome of saxophonist John Butcher, pianist Pat Thomas, bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Steve Noble. A spider's web of alliances connects them, notably tangled given their time on the promiscuous UK free scene, so it is all the more surprising that Fathom documents their first meeting as a group, in north London's Cafe Oto ...

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John Dikeman, Pat Thomas, John Edwards, Steve Noble: Volume 2

Read "Volume 2" reviewed by John Sharpe

An incendiary outfit returns for a second volume (perhaps the second set?) of free jazz mayhem from London's Cafe Oto, recorded in February 2019. It comprises four players, each with a big sound, regardless of amplification, and a big personality to match--Amsterdam-based American John Dikeman, on tenor saxophone, and the British threesome of Pat Thomas (hailed by drummer Tyshawn Sorey as one of the best in the world, following their duet in the 2023 London Jazz Festival) on piano, John ...

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John Dikeman / Pat Thomas / John Edwards / Steve Noble: Volume2

Read "Volume2" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

If ever oh ever there was a more ornery conversation between four highly-charged, time-defiant individuals, Volume2 sets the mark. Arguing, as great men do, about all things seen and unseen, secular and sublime, consummate free jazzers saxophonist John Dikeman, pianist Pat Thomas, bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble circle the wagons once again at London's Cafe Otto and chase the demons and angels that co-inhabit each and every one of us. “No," its half-hour plus mad rush mix of biblical ...

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John Dikeman, Pat Thomas, John Edwards, Steve Noble: Volume 1

Read "Volume 1" reviewed by John Sharpe

For those worried about soaring energy bills, the inflammatory foursome of tenor saxophonist John Dikeman, pianist Pat Thomas, bassist John Edwards and drummer Steve Noble certainly offers one solution. They must have truly warmed the room at London's Cafe Oto on a cold February evening in 2019, on the evidence of the forty-minute program presented on Volume 1. It is hard to think of a more potent set of practitioners of the free jazz vernacular than this particular agglomeration, all ...

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Keune Lash Noble: And Now

Read "And Now" reviewed by John Eyles

The trio of German saxophonist Stefan Keune with British bassist Dominic Lash and drummer Steve Noble first came together in September 2013 when they appeared at guitarist John Russell's monthly Mopomoso afternoon at The Vortex, Keune having been a regular visitor there through his duo with Russell which dates back to the 90's. The trio worked well together and, a couple of months later, returned to The Vortex to record Fractions (NoBusiness, 2015) which was issued as a limited edition ...

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N.E.W.: Motion

Read "Motion" reviewed by John Eyles

Together for over a decade, and having released two previous albums on the Bo' Weavil label, N.E.W.--the trio of drummer Steve Noble, bassist John Edwards and Alex Ward on electric guitar--need no introduction. They have nothing left to prove. Live and on disc they have shown that they are a force to be reckoned with--tight, energetic and bursting with ideas. Now, the good news is that their third album, Motion, again displays all those strengths in abundance. ...

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Steve Noble / John Edwards / Alan Wilkinson: Obliquity

Read "Obliquity" reviewed by John Eyles

Just reading the lineup of this release started the adrenalin pumping and the pulse racing. All three are exciting, high-energy players who give their all every time they play. And here they are, together as a trio for the first time on disc.

Although it is a match made in heaven, it came about by chance when Lol Coxhill was indisposed for a trio gig at Wilkinson's club, Flim Flam, and Wilkinson came in as a ...

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Performance / Tour

Leila Adu Does It Again with the Don'ts (John Edwards & Steve Noble) in UK Video Premiere Show with Steve Beresford and de Santis

Leila Adu Does It Again with the Don'ts (John Edwards & Steve Noble) in UK Video Premiere Show with Steve Beresford and de Santis

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"Leila Adu is a rebel-inspirer. And not in the way that calls for the raising of fists, or the hurling of sharp word-blades. Her defiance is decided...Anger isn't its mother. Wonder may be." -- Purple Magazine London - Leila Adu, the London born songwriter/free improv singing sensation, comes home to the UK's cutting-edge hot spot, Vortex Jazz Bar. She will be working with her trio Leila Adu & the Don'ts on August, 3rd at 8pm in a special performance to ...



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Volume 2

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Volume 1

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And Now

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