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NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed @ The MAC

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NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed The MAC jny:Belfast, N. Ireland July 22 , 2019 It was a pretty decent crowd for a Monday night. An older crowd, drawn to big-band jazz. Few, it seemed, were Belfast jazz gig regulars, at least, not the usual suspects who pitch up to watch the likes of Sons of Kemet, Instant Composers Pool or Get The Blessing. But if any in the audience expected the National Youth ...

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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival Bristol, UK March 22-24, 2019 Pee Wee Ellis is an alternative spelling of 'funk' for many people, but on the last night of Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, we got a reminder of his roots deep in jazz. In the full to capacity St. George's in Bristol, a one-time chapel now converted to a concert hall, Ellis delivered a set of the choicest standards with a flawless band and ...

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Yazz Ahmed: La Saboteuse

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If Miles Davis was alive today and in the studio recording Bitches Brew, the results might, just might, resemble parts of London-based Yazz Ahmed's La Saboteuse. Other approximate reference points are, during the more reflective moments, Jon Hassell and Brian Eno's Dream Theory In Malaya: Fourth World Volume 2 and Davis's In A Silent Way. But Ahmed's album is no knock-off of any of those discs--there are lengthy passages on which it does not sound remotely like either one of ...


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