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Loose Tubes: Sad Afrika

Read "Loose Tubes: Sad Afrika" reviewed by John Kelman

Loose TubesSäd AfrikaLost Marble2012With virtually none of its discography available on CD--and the only one, Open Letter (EG, 1988), shamefully out-of-print--it's no mean accomplishment that Britain's Loose Tubes has remained, if not exactly legendary, then at least firmly etched into the minds of those aware of them. Of course, any group that was the breeding ground for a number of now-significant British jazzsters--not limited to, but including keyboardist Django Bates, saxophonists Iain ...

INTERVIEW

Loose Tubes: Tomorrow Night is Your Last Chance Ever

Read "Loose Tubes: Tomorrow Night is Your Last Chance Ever" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Twenty years after legendary British big band Loose Tubes played its farewell gigs at Ronnie Scott's Club in London, its first live album, Dancing On Frith Street (Lost Marble Records, 2010), became Jazzwise magazine's Archive Album of 2010. In the intervening decades, the band's members had spread across the British and international jazz scenes to become some of the most influential players around. The quality and power of the music on the album served as a welcome reminder of the ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Loose Tubes: Dancing On Frith Street

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Twenty years after the legendary Loose Tubes played its final gigs, Dancing On Frith Street, a live album taken from those valedictory performances at London's Ronnie Scott's Club in September 1990, offers a chance for jazz fans of a certain age to reminisce, and an opportunity for those who missed the band's performances the first time around to check out its live sound. Thankfully, this superbly produced, atmospheric and exciting album enhances the band's reputation. It should also bring it ...


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