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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Two Sides of John Wetton

Read "Two Sides of John Wetton" reviewed by Geno Thackara

If there's one thing listeners and fans associate most with John Wetton, it's that voice. That's not to dismiss his roles as bassist and songwriter, however, which were also reasons his presence in U.K., Asia and early- 1970s King Crimson had such an impact in the world of rock, progressive and otherwise. Since his passing in ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Just Announced! The Dean Brown Band ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour 2017

Just Announced! The Dean Brown Band ROLAJAFUFU Fall Tour 2017

TOUR DATES Nov 02: Bemowskie Centrum Kultury Warsaw, Poland
Nov 03: Jazz w muzeum Festival Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Nov 04: Vier Peh Stuttgart, Germany
Nov 05: Ronnie Scott’s London, United Kingdom
Nov 07: Master Class. University of Music Mannheim Mannheim, Germany
Nov 08 New Morning Paris, France ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Birmingham: Michael Chapman, Mike Heron, Trembling Bells, Ed Askew & Matt Woosey

Read "Live From Birmingham: Michael Chapman, Mike Heron, Trembling Bells, Ed Askew & Matt Woosey" reviewed by Martin Longley

Michael Chapman
The Kitchen Garden Café
August 7, 2017

This intimate venue in the Kings Heath suburb of Birmingham was packed to capacity for an appearance by one of ye olde folk legends of England. Singer and guitarist Michael Chapman is now in his 76th year, originally sprouting in Leeds, ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance

Read "Mônica Vasconcelos: Brazil Songs of Resistance" reviewed by Duncan Heining

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: PROFILES

Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Read "Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" reviewed by David Burke

Courtney Pine didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The multi-instrumentalist eschewed the horn on the likes of Europa, House of Legends and Song (The Ballad Book), his two-hander with pianist Zoe Rahman.

“I spoke to Sonny Rollins about ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

WOMAD 2017

Read "WOMAD 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

WOMAD
Charlton Park
Malmesbury, England
July 27-30, 2017

The WOMAD global music festival has mostly been immune to bad weather during its 35 year history. World Of Music, Arts & Dance traditionally occupies the last weekend of July, which mostly guarantees a good scorching. There was the notorious ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

London-based Hitmakers Cousteau Reform As CousteauX

London-based Hitmakers Cousteau Reform As CousteauX

After a break of more than a decade, singer Liam McKahey and songwriter/instrumentalist Davey Ray Moor of London- based hitmakers Cousteau have reformed as CousteauX. The album of the same name is set for worldwide digital release by Silent X Recordings on September 15. The CD is released 9/22 and the vinyl LP on 9/29. A gold-selling act in ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

Little Melanie: A New Musical Comedy Television And Children's Book Series Pays Tribute To Jazz Legend Hazel Scott

London5 Studios' Little Melanie is a new brand of children’s entertainment representing diversity and inspiring kids with “the dream is everything" message by paying tribute to jazz pianist Hazel Scott. Little Melanie children’s books and musical comedy television series centres around the diverse family of our heroine. Melanie is a child prodigy who is passionate about playing ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966

Read "The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

The Beatles -On the Road, 1964-1966
Harry Benson
272 Pages
ISBN: 3836533227
Taschen
2017

Feted British photographer Harry Benson first met the Beatles in 1964, when he was assigned to go to Paris and document their gig there at the Olympia Theatre. At the time the Beatles were rising ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70) at Royal Albert Hall

Read "The Songs of Scott Walker (1967-70) at Royal Albert Hall" reviewed by John Eyles

Scott Walker
Royal Albert Hall
BBC Proms
London
July 25, 2017

Opportunities to hear Scott Walker's music performed in public are few and far between, the last notable events before this one having been at the Barbican theatre in November 2008. Featuring several performers, notably including Damon Albarn and Jarvis ...


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