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ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Roller Trio: New Devices

Read "New Devices" reviewed by Roger Farbey

For their third studio album, Roller Trio underwent quite a sea change with the departure of guitarist Luke Wynter, who played a key role on their eponymously titled debut release on F-IRE in 2012 and its follow-up Fracture on Lamplight Social Records in 2014. His successor is Chris Sharkey whose contributions can be heard on Acoustic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Live From Old York: Taupe, Dr. K. Sextet, Leveret, 3*3, Kris Drever & Joan As Police Woman

Read "Live From Old York: Taupe, Dr. K. Sextet, Leveret, 3*3, Kris Drever & Joan As Police Woman" reviewed by Martin Longley

Taupe
The Basement
March 3, 2017

Taupe is a colour that's ostensibly beige, but in reality seems to frequently inhabit a close-to-grey zone. Taupe is also the chosen name of this stripling prog-jazz trio from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in northern England. Puzzlingly so, as their compacted, nervous, twitching compositions suggest something brighter, ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Roller Trio: Fracture

Read "Roller Trio:  Fracture" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Fracture is an intriguing title for this follow up record to Roller Trio's eponymous Mercury nominated debut from 2012. Recent interview comments spoke of how little that nomination changed their financial situation, so it is tempting to read the title as a reference to the band's relationship with the music industry--after all the album is also ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Space F!ght: Sci-Fi

Read "Sci-Fi" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Question: what inspires a band called Space F!ght to create a recording called Sci-Fi? Answer: the works of classic science fiction writers such as Isaac Asimov. Question: will such inspirations result in music that's worth listening to, music that excites, that bears repeated listening, that's enjoyable? Answer: yes.

Radek Rudnicki, Space F!ght's leader, composer ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Outside Line: Introducing Outside Line

Read "Introducing Outside Line" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The glory days of Leeds United may be long gone, but while its football team has seen better times, the Yorkshire city's music scene has gone from strength to strength. The individualist stance taken by musicians such as Matthew Bourne hasn't always pleased the jazz police, but it's given Leeds a reputation as a vibrant and ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

Jazz FM Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

Jazz FM Awards 2013 Nominees Announced

And the Nominees are...
Jamie Cullum, Sonny Rollins and Roller Trio
up for the Inaugural Jazz FM Awards 2013 With three months to go until the first Jazz FM Awards Powered by Klipsch, the nominations have been announced today, revealing that 2013 see’s Jamie Cullum up for UK Jazz Artist of the Year ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

2012 Tampere Jazz Happening: Tampere, Finland, November 1-4, 2012

Read "2012 Tampere Jazz Happening: Tampere, Finland, November 1-4, 2012" reviewed by Martin Longley

Tampere Jazz Happening
Tampere, Finland
November 1-4, 2012
Here's another veteran jazz festival, and one which has been gaining increasing international recognition during recent years. This is a Happening with a personality. A distinct orientation to its programming, and a taste for the more adventurous aspects of jazz. The Finnish ...