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ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier

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The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 9: The Eighties or Graham Collier -The Wilderness Years" of Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining (Equinox Publishing, 2018). All Rights Reserved.

The late Graham Collier was a bandleader, a composer and a jazz educator. As far as this latter ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance

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A tanned, beautiful young woman in a skimpy bikini walks through the lapping sea waters on the edge of a sun-soaked beach. Soft music plays, its shifting beat following her footsteps. It's a cliché, of course, but a powerful one when it comes to thoughts (male, mainly) of Brazil and its music.

UK-based Brazilian ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Old York: Laura Jurd, Annie Whitehead, Brooks Williams & Koshka

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Laura Jurd's Dinosaur
National Centre For Early Music
November 11, 2016

Dinosaur are one of the UK's fastest rising new bands, although their recent re-naming hides a few years of history as the Laura Jurd Quartet. The London foursome still look even younger than their actual ages, thus qualifying as ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

The Blue Notes and the Brotherhood of Breath - Marching to a Different Drum

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Early one August morning in 1964, seven people crossed the border by train passing from South Africa into Mozambique. It was an unusual group of people--five black men, one white man and one white woman. Any “mixing of the races" was, of course, immediately suspicious in apartheid South Africa. The six men--Louis Moholo, Chris McGregor, Dudu ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

Gilgamesh: Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into

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Gilgamesh
Another Fine Tune You've Got Me Into
Charly
1978

Today's Rediscovery pays tribute to a musician who has been dead for over 30 years but whose brief body of work remains a seminal part of the British Canterbury scene that included groups like Soft Machine, Caravan and Hatfield and The North ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

South Africa at the South Bank

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The Dedication Orchestra and Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya
The South Bank Centre
London Jazz Festival
November 15, 2014

The London Jazz Festival is now in its twenty-second year. It's a vast, sprawling event and its venues criss-cross a city that never quite seems to end, whilst its musical styles span ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Michel Delville: Guitar, Improv & Electro

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Besides teaching at the University of Liège, Michel Delville is widely regarded as one of the most original musicians and composers of the current jazz, rock and jazz-rock scenes. His latest offering, Machine Mass' INTI (2014), recorded with Dave Liebman and Tony Bianco, has just been released by New-York-based label MoonJune Records.

Michel Delville: ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

The Wrong Object: After the Exhibition

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Sometime during the late 1960s, adventurous European rock musicians led by the likes of Gong, Soft Machine, Magma, and Arzachel began incorporating elements of avant-garde jazz, contemporary classical and various ethnic musics into their own original progressive rock music. The result varied somewhat from region to region, but the most important thing was that very little ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Wrong Object Returns with "After the Exhibition" (MoonJune)

The Wrong Object Returns with "After the Exhibition" (MoonJune)

Belgian prog heavyweights The Wrong Object make a spectacular return to center stage, with a studio album of brilliant original compositions — and monumental significance! After a five-year absence, After The Exhibition showcases a variety of fresh, powerful material, masterfully delivered by a capable, cohesive new lineup. With their aesthetics still rooted in an array of ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Working Week: Working Nights

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Many contemporary music and cultural commentators disparage the UK's '80s pop scene as a time seemingly in thrall to new technologies, and whose throwaway commercial hits are long forgotten--and rightly so. Is that really how it was though? Others look far more fondly on the decade's music, remembering its brief dalliance between pop culture and jazz ...