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Fini Bearman: Burn The Boat

Read "Burn The Boat" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Vocalist Fini Bearman made an impressive debut as a leader with Step Up (Feenz Beenz Records, 2011), a set of her original songs. In 2014 she effectively re-imagined classics on her second album, Porgy And Bess. Burn The Boat returns to the structure of her debut release, presenting another nine of Bearman's original compositions, with the ...

Vitor Pereira Quintet: New World

Read "New World" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

New World is the second album from this quintet, led by the London-based Portuguese guitarist and composer Vitor Pereira. Like the band's 2012 debut, Doors, the music reflects the many influences which Pereira has learnt from but New World sees his work move a step further, his voice as a writer and instrumentalist developing a more ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Turaco Artists Appear At Derry Jazz Festival

Turaco Artists Appear At Derry Jazz Festival

First festival appearance for this unique project, from Tom Harrison exploring the key moments of cinema and TV through their music. Everybody loves film! And behind every definitive scene, underpinning every actor’s move is music. Whether it’s Ennio Morricone’s famous theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or John Williams’ iconic theme from ET, incredible music gives weight to the defining ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Michael J McEvoy: The Long Way Home

Read "The Long Way Home" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Michael J McEvoy is something of a musical chameleon--a composer, instrumentalist and producer who's played a crucial role in many musical projects without grabbing the limelight. He's composed film soundtracks (including 2008's Me And Orson Welles), and worked as musician or producer with an extensive array of artists including Ian Dury, Sting, Scritti Politti, the Bee ...

Tommy Andrews Quintet: The Crux

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Saxophonist, clarinetist, composer and rock climber Tommy Andrews is part of a burgeoning British jazz scene, a scene that's notable for its wide range of talented young players. For The Crux, his first album, Andrews joins with four more members of the scene to form his quintet. It proves to be a fine band, sympathetic to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dave Hamblett: Light At Night

Read "Light At Night" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Anyone wishing to explore the wealth of talent to be found among the UK jazz scene's up-and-coming musicians can cheerfully begin here. Light At Night, the debut from drummer Dave Hamblett, features six of the finest of these young players. The album is impressively consistent, with Hamblett's thoughtful compositions drawing some fine performances from the drummer ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Nicky Schrire

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Meet Nicky Schrire:
London-born, South African-raised, New York-based vocalist/composer Nicky Schrire has been been praised for her abilit: to use her voice as “a dispensary of emotional power." (Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz).

A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Schrire has performed in New York, South Africa and London. Her debut ...