Content by tag "Bristol"

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Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019

Read "Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2019" reviewed by Mike Collins

Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival
Bristol, UK
March 22-24, 2019

Pee Wee Ellis is an alternative spelling of 'funk' for many people, but on the last night of Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, we got a reminder of his roots deep in jazz. In the full to capacity St. George's ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Various Artists: Whiskey Juliet Foxtrot

Read "Whiskey Juliet Foxtrot" reviewed by Luke Seabright

Much like the highly-regarded We Out Here (Brownswood Recordings, 2018), Whiskey Juliet Foxtrot is all about showcasing some exciting new talent in jazz. However, there is perhaps an extra lesson to be learned from Byrd Out's new compilation album; we would be wrong to assume that the UK's flourishing scene is solely concentrated in jny:London.

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WOMAD 2018

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WOMAD 2018
Charlton Park
Malmesbury, England
July 26-29, 2018

If festivals might have become bonded to female performer quotients (or not, depending on the individual festival), there is no potential negative effect when selected artists are of the high calibre presented at this year's WOMAD. Indeed, most of ...

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Andy Hague Quintet at The Bronx Bar

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Andy Hague Quintet
Bronx Bar and Restaurant
Teignmouth, Devon
June 7, 2018

After two exotic imports (Sur Ecoute from France and Duski from Wales) Teignmouth Jazz and Blues Club went relatively local for their latest booking... Bristol-based trumpeter Andy Hague. Hague fronts other groups, including medium-sized Afro-Cuban/salsa bands and Silverado, a ...

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Sur Ecoute at The Bronx Bar & 'Cue

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Sur Ecoute
The Bronx Bar & 'Cue
Teignmouth, Devon
February 17, 2018

Teignmouth, an archetypal English seaside resort on the south-east coast of Devon, has recently found itself in the spotlight thanks to The Mercy, James Marsh's film starring Colin Firth as disappeared lone-yachtsman Donald Crowhurst. However, it ...

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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 ...

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Spiro: Repeater

Read "Repeater" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski

Repeater is an idiosyncratic vinyl only retrospective by the acclaimed quartet Spiro that collects highlights of the band's four albums that were recorded between 1997 and 2015.The British quartet's unrelenting passion for following its muse has served it well as the group's fearless explorations have yielded an ever-expanding audience and over the years Spiro has crisscrossed ...

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WOMAD 2016

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WOMAD 2016
Charlton Park
Malmesbury
England
July 28-31, 2016

In 2015, half of the WOMAD festival's long weekend suffered a deluge of rain, the strength of its music having to do battle with a general spiritual soddenness. This year's edition thankfully featured uniformly pleasant conditions, with ...

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Waclaw Zimpel: How The Music Of The World Influences Me

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Waclaw Zimpel is a Polish clarinetist and composer who is recognised both nationally and internationally. His compositions have received many positive reviews in the press ("The Polish composer and clarinetist Waclaw Zimpel is a musical chameleon" --Stephen Heyman, New York Times) and he has been the recipient of numerous awards such as City of Poznań Artist ...

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Thelonius: Where Do We Go From Here?

Read "Where Do We Go From Here?" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Where Do We Go From Here? asks Bristol-based Thelonius on a seven track live mini album featuring the hip-hop tunes (from A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Gang Starr and others) that formed the core of the band's early influences. Where indeed. The title might suggest a band that's lacking direction--the music suggests a band that's ...