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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Kansas Smitty's House Band: Kansas Smitty's

Read "Kansas Smitty's" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Kansas Smitty's is the debut album from the eight-piece Kansas Smitty's House Band, a London-based octet with an open approach to the integration of many jazz styles. The result is a refreshingly original debut album filled with some of the catchiest and most engaging music around.

House bands have a long history, playing regular ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Jazz in the UK now

Read "Jazz in the UK now" reviewed by Sammy Stein

The jazz scene in the UK is buzzing at the moment. Clubs whose managers not so long ago were faced with the difficult decision whether to continue offering new sounds to a dwindling audience or turn themselves into a wine bar--offering small slices of live music to appease their consciences perhaps--are finding it was worth hanging ...

Dennis Rollins Velocity Trio: The 11th Gate

Read "The 11th Gate" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

For more than two decades, British trombonist Dennis Rollins has played alongside Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine, The Brand New Heavies and others in and around his home base in the United Kingdom. Rollins' first international release, The 11th Gate came about from a simple conversation Rollins had with Pine, who wondered if it was possible for ...

Missives from Distant Fronts

Read "Missives from Distant Fronts" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Bio Ritmo

La Verdad

Electric Cowbell Records

2011

In September 2011, Bio Ritmo, the ten-piece salsa band from Richmond (Virginia), celebrated twenty years together, no small accomplishment for a band originally formed (says its official company bio) “as a percussion ensemble brought together by two misplaced Puerto Ricans who met ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio's "The 11th Gate" Digitally Released in the US on 11.11.11

11.11.11. the date that is attributed by many to have metaphysical and mystical implications, will certainly prove to be an auspicious date for UK-based trombonist Dennis Rollins, whose CD with his Velocity Trio, The 11th Gate, will be released digitally in the US to coincide with its release in the UK and Europe. For 25 years British ...