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Album Review

Tony Kofi Quartet: Plays Monk

Read "Plays Monk" reviewed by Chris May

When it was first released in autumn 2004, Tony Kofi's Plays Monk: All Is Know (as it was then titled) was the saxophonist's first release as leader, a full thirteen years after his emergence with high-profile young Turks the Jazz Warriors. The album went on to win the BBC Jazz Awards Album Of The Year prize. To celebrate its approximate twentieth anniversary, Plays Monk has been released for the first time on vinyl, as a double album, alongside the rereleased ...

Album Review

Geoff Mason: GMQ

Read "GMQ" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Geoff Mason, one of the UK's leading jazz trombonists, mans the front line by himself on the slyly named GMQ, an eloquent quartet session from which Mason's longtime colleague, the outstanding saxophonist Simon Spillett, is regrettably missing. As nothing can be done to set that right, best to focus on the music at hand, which binds works by jazz masters John Coltrane, Herbie Hancock and Thelonious Monk to a pair of lesser-known originals ("Beyond All Limits," “L's Bop").

Extended Analysis

Disassembler: Fear Is The Mother Of Violence

Read "Disassembler: Fear Is The Mother Of Violence" reviewed by Chris May

Disassembler Fear Is The Mother Of Violence 33 Jazz 2008

Led by guitarist and composer Trevor Warren, Disassembler brings together half a dozen outward-looking British jazz musicians in a jazz and post-rock mix with Native American, Albanian and Mongolian flourishes. The adventurous and attractively rough-edged Fear Is The Mother Of Violence is the follow-up to the group's debut, Disassembler, (33 Jazz, 2005), and is shaped conceptually around Warren's disenchantment with the politics ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Live at the Fleece



Plays Monk

The Last Music Company



GM Records


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