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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jay Phelps at the Harrow Arts Centre

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Jay Phelps
Harrow Arts Centre
Hatch End, London
July 7, 2017

Harrovians don't know what they're missing. The Harrow Arts Centre, tucked away in Hatch End off the teeming Uxbridge Road in London's north-western suburb, has an adventurous booking policy--most such enterprises seem unwilling to recognise any ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Far Out Recordings Reissues Antonio Adolfo's "Viralata"

Far Out Recordings Reissues Antonio Adolfo's "Viralata"

Far Out Recordings are honoured to be working with master composer, arranger and pianist, Antonio Adolfo for the first time since releasing his Destiny album in 2007. This time we present the first ever vinyl reissue of his era-defining Viralata LP: An essential album from Brazil's majorly progressive heyday of late seventies jazz-funk. Viralata is a ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Author Trevor Barre Pens Second Book "Convergences, Divergences & Affinities: Further Beyond Jazz, The Second Wave Of English Free Improvisation, 1973-9"

Author Trevor Barre Pens Second Book "Convergences, Divergences & Affinities: Further Beyond Jazz, The Second Wave Of English Free Improvisation, 1973-9"

The sub title of the book is The Second Wave of Free Improvisation in England, 1973-9. It is the author’s second self-published book about English Free Improvisation, and follows his Beyond Jazz, The Golden Age of Free Music in London, 1966-72, an account of the genre's formative years. “Beyond Jazz” was well received and gained many ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns at the Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

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Will Butterworth Trio/Adam Turns: The Nightingale & The Rose
Crescent Arts Centre
Belfast Book Festival
Belfast, N. Ireland
June 17, 2017

Fortune and happenstance collided beautifully at the Belfast Book Festival with the performance of pianist Will Butterworth's jazz suite “The Nightingale & the Rose," inspired by Oscar Wilde's ...

NEWS: EVENT

New York-based Vocalese Quartet The Royal Bopsters Play Pizza Express, London, July 3

New York-based Vocalese Quartet The Royal Bopsters Play Pizza Express, London, July 3

Check out this fabulous, ever-so-hip, New York-based jazz vocalese quartet as they kick off their summer 2017 European tour with a first-time appearance in London! The Royal Bopsters play PizzaExpress Jazz Club (10 Dean Street, Soho) on July 3 at 8:30 PM. Doors open at 7:00, and tickets are £20. For tickets, visit pizzaexpresslive.com. Comprising four of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Grand Union Orchestra at Wilton's Music Hall

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Grand Union Orchestra
Wilton's Music Hall
London
June 14, 2017

Song of Contagion, Grand Union Orchestra's latest show, would be a strange subject indeed for any other ensemble. But for leader/composer Tony Haynes and his comrades, it sits perfectly within the orchestra's progressive dialogue between the musics and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz

Read "Terri Hinte: Co-Creating the Image of Jazz" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

[This is the second of an All About Jazz series of interviews and articles on “The Many Faces of Jazz Today: Critical Dialogues" in which we explore the current state of jazz around the world with musicians, journalists, and entrepreneurs who give us their own unique perspectives. In the first interview of the series, saxophonist Bobby ...

ALA.NI: You & I

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Romantic poetry set to music can never go out of style, for it describes fundamental human emotions in a creative fashion. With the conceptual collection You & I, vocalist and composer ALA.NI presents a beautiful blend of chanson inspired lyrical rhythm, laced with vintage American jazz. Able to capture the essence of love in song, she ...

Louis Hayes: Still Moving Straight Ahead

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Louis Hayes will turn 80 on May 31 (2017), but the party is still goin' hearty. He started celebrating this milestone back in February with an 18-day tour that began in Barcelona and concluded in jny: Amsterdam. It was mostly one-nighters with three nights in jny: Athens, two in jny: Paris and jny: London appearances at ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist

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British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake, is one of the most adventurous and articulate musicians in a music peppered with creative artists. That he is not a household name--even within the proscribed and marginalised world of jazz--says more about the times than it does about Speake or his single-minded approach to his art.

Speake combines ...


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