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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Kit Downes: Old Stars, New Blues

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Saturday 30th April 2011. The young British pianist and composer Kit Downes has travelled to this west of England town to première his latest composition, Animation Migration, at the Playhouse Theatre. It was an unusual event for a jazz festival. Downes' band played music inspired by the story of evolution and DNA alongside ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

ATZBE: Zone De Memoire

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ATZBE is the working title for a duo of master improvisers: German pianist, Hubert Bergmann, and UK-based reeds player, Gilad Atzmon. Zone De Memoire is the duo's first album, a set of seven improvisations recorded in a single afternoon, and Bergmann and Atzmon's first musical collaboration.

Bergmann seems to relish the thrill of this first ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jubilee Jazz 2012: Music to make Horace Walpole Spin?

He loved to entertain. He loved the quirky. He loved the arts and left us a little Gothic house at Strawberry Hill, whose very existence pretty much sums him up on its own. He used this lovely little treasure to indulge and share what he loved with his friends. With entertainment at the heart and core ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Sarah Gillespie: A Fresh and Original Voice Performs in Norwich, England

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Sarah Gillespie
Norwich Arts Centre
Norwich, UK
February 10, 2009

A scat duet featuring saxophonist Gilad Atzmon alongside newcomer Sarah Gillespie may not have been what the audience expected, but the enthusiasm and joy of the artists brought a warm and appreciative response from the crowd. The occasion was Sarah Gillespie's first headlining gig ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Sarah Gillespie: Stalking Juliet

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Stalking Juliet is the first album from Sarah Gillespie, a UK-based singer and songwriter. Musically and lyrically this record constantly surprises, challenges and rewards in equal measure.

Gillespie has written all of the album's 11 tracks--two of them in collaboration with producer and arranger Gilad Atzmon. The songs have strong melodies and in some cases seductive ...