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ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

John Law: The Re-Creations Trilogy

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John Law is one of the most prominent pianists on the British jazz scene and he is also a distinctive composer. So far, he has focused primarily on building a substantial compositional body of work, culminating in his ambitious Art of Sound tetralogy (33 Jazz, 2007-2009), followed by strong records like Three Leaps of the Gazelle ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Edward Burra, Aaron Douglas: Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art

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Edward Burra, Aaron Douglas, Colette Omogbai, Uche Okeke, et al.
Barbican Art Gallery
Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
London
October 3, 2019

This evocative exhibition explores from a global perspective the role of cabarets, cafes and clubs in 1880s through late ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation & Jazz 1850-1950

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Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation & Jazz 1850- 1950
Jen Wilson
336 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-78683-407-2
University of Wales Press
2019

The emancipation in the title of Jen Wilson's deeply researched book is two-pronged. On the one hand it refers to African American slaves risking their lives to escape pre-civil war ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Deep Jazz Trip Vol. 1

Read "Deep Jazz Trip Vol. 1" reviewed by Nick Davies

In this show Nick plays lots of new music and some tracks from the archives; a new format for the podcast version of the show.

Playlist Ben Flocks “Muses's Mask" from Mask of the Muse (West Cliff Records) 1:41 James Martin “Rectify" from Keep Movin' (James Martin Music) 03:59 Miguel Zenon “El Negro ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Vinyl Frontier: The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record

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The Vinyl Frontier:The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record
Jonathon Scott
288 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4729-5613-2
Bloomsbury Sigma
2019

It was a message-in-a-bottle on a truly cosmic scale. In 1977, two golden records containing images, music and sounds from Earth were attached to the sides of the Voyager I ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Respect to Aretha at Barbican Hall

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Nona Hendryx, Bettye LaVette, José James, Alice Russell, Zara McFarlane, Antibalas
Barbican Hall
Respect to Aretha
London
September 12, 2019

Great artists deserve posthumous tributes worthy of their talent--and sometimes they get them. So far, Aretha Franklin, who passed in 2018, is doing well. The long-delayed ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Old York: Arx Duo, Dr. K Sextet, Debashish Bhattacharya & Derek Gripper

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Arx Duo
The National Centre For Early Music
April 30, 2019

The Arx Duo performed “The Harmonic Canon," composed by Dominic Murcott, to celebrate its release on the Nonclassical label. The main instrument used by Mari Yosinaga and Garrett Arney is a half-tonne heavy duty metal bell, conjoined into double-trouble ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Trish Clowes: Sounding Colors, Playing With Gravity

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If it hadn't been that day, twenty some years ago when the young Trish Clowes first felt the pull of the tenor saxophone, it would surely have been another.

Barely in her teens at the time, Shropshire-born saxophonist and award-winning composer Clowes already played piano, clarinet and sang when she went to see her ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ambleside Days Contemporary Jazz Festival 2019

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Ambleside Days Contemporary Jazz Festival
Ambleside, UK
August 29-September 1, 2019

'Music that requires a different kind of listening' were the words Derek Hook used, to describe the essence of the Ambleside Days Festival programme at the start of the third edition of this small but top quality festival.

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Waldo's Gift: Capturing the Moment

Read "Waldo's Gift: Capturing the Moment" reviewed by Luke Seabright

If you were to somehow draw a map of the UK along cultural rather than demographic lines, suddenly jny: London wouldn't be so disproportionately large. After all, the most influential pop group of all time came from a small city a few hundred kilometres north of the capital. jny: Bristol is another town that has carved ...