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Nick Roth

Nick Roth is a saxophonist, composer, educator and producer based in Dublin, Ireland. His work explores the liberation of improvisation from composition, the impact of natural form on technology and the contemporary interpretatio n of traditional music. A curious predisposition and a constant refusal to accept the existence of boundaries between the real and the imaginary has led to collaborations with many of the world's leading performers, composers, choreographers, visual artist s and ensembles. Similarly, a deep fascination with emergent pattern has led to on - going conversations with key scientific institutions in the interwoven fields of mathematical biology, forest canopy ecology and hydrology

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Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 3

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Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Various Bands Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 6, 2018 On Saturday morning in The Mick Lally Theatre's lobby, Galway Jazz Festival's Pop Up Record Shop sold the works and wares of the festival's many ...

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BAN BAM: Music Talking

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BAN BAM The Complex jny:Dublin, Ireland November 25, 2017 BAN BAM is a new, one-day festival by Improvised Music Company--an initiative to address the gender imbalance in jazz/improvised music. A related All About Jazz article covered the conversations by industry professionals around the gender issue that took place in the ...

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land With Nick Roth Quintet at Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2015

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T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land with Nick Roth Quintet Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen, N. Ireland August 1, 2015 It was hard to know what to expect from the combination of the reading of T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and the specially commissioned jazz soundscape composed by Nick Roth. That ...

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Bray Jazz Festival 2015

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Bray Jazz Festival 2015 Various Venues Bray, Ireland May 1-3, 2015 Sunshine and squall. The sun and the clouds chased each other's tails throughout the May Bank Holiday weekend of the Bray Jazz Festival. In a way the weather mirrored the music--a pleasingly eclectic, bracing mixture--and the fortunes of the ...

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Ambrose Akinmusire Headlines Bray Jazz 2015

Ambrose Akinmusire Headlines Bray Jazz 2015

Bray Jazz returns for its 16th edition this coming Bank Holiday weekend from 1-3 May. The highly popular festival, set in the picturesque seaside town of Bray nestled at the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains, has built a reputation over the years for hosting world class international and local acts. Bray Jazz 2015 is no exception. ...

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Dublin Jazz Book Launch at BelloBar

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Dublin Jazz Book Launch BelloBar Dublin, Ireland May 11, 2014 They came out in good numbers to celebrate the launch of the Dublin Jazz Book at the BelloBar in the funky Portobello neighborhood of Dublin. The success of the evening went beyond numbers though, for the publishing of the DJB--essentially a ...

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Francesco Turrisi: Grigio

Read "Grigio" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Album composito, sporto su diversi crinali, quello che ci propone il pianista e compositore torinese Francesco Turrisi, in realtà espatriato ormai da diciassette anni, prima all'Aja e poi a Dublino, dove si è ottimamente inserito in un tessuto in cui la componente jazzistica si mischia felicemente con svariate altre. In questo Grigio, per ...

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Francesco Turrisi: Grigio

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For pianist Francesco Turrisi 'old' music is a redundant term. In the Dublin-based Italian's world all music exists in a continuum. Turrisi's debut, Si Dolce e il Tormento (Diatribe Records, 2009) may be the only example of the mediaeval theorbo--a long-necked lute-- in a jazz setting. Fotografia (Diatribe Records, 2011)--a series of piano trio improvisations--veered between ...

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ReDiviDeR: ReDiviDeR meets I Dig Monk, Tuned

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Jazz/creative music fans who dig palindromes and anagrams had to wait a long time between trumpeter Miles Davis' Live Evil (Columbia, 1971) and ReDiviDeR's debut Never Odd or EveN (Diatribe Records, 2011). Forty years must be an eternity for addicts of words that spell the same way backwards as they do forwards. In addition to the ...


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