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David Patrick Octet: The Rite Of Spring

Read "The Rite Of Spring" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Igor Stravinsky's “The Rite Of Spring," written for the Ballets Russe, premiered in Paris on 29 May 1913. Puccini called it “the creation of a madman": it seems to have held a fascination for jazz musicians ever since it appeared. Scottish pianist David Patrick is the latest jazz musician to create a version--a “re-adaptation" as he ...

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Announcing The “Whirlwind Mini Fest” 28th And 29th September 2015, At Stereo In Glasgow, Scotland

Announcing The “Whirlwind Mini Fest” 28th And 29th September 2015, At Stereo In Glasgow, Scotland

In just five years Whirlwind Recordings has been called “the new label of the moment, releasing a diverse cross section of music." by BBC Radio 2 and has a catalog of over 60 albums of adventurous and visceral music that spans genres, is rooted in originality and has key emphasis on the improvised. The artists on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brass Jaw: Minted

Read "Minted" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

This is not an unbiased review. That needs to be said from the outset. Payola changed hands to ensure that this review was written. The press release for Minted--the fourth album from Scotland's Brass Jaw--arrived accompanied by cash. An obvious bribe. Painted to resemble an eye, but still quite obviously coin of the realm. Two pence, ...

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Bray Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Bray Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Bray Jazz FestivalBray, County WicklowIrelandMay 3-5, 2013 For many years, the picturesque town of Bray's main claim to fame has been that it's the oldest inhabited seaside town in Ireland. That is, it was the main claim to fame until Bray local lass Katie Taylor won boxing gold at the 2012 ...

New Focus

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2012
Track listing: Nicola's Piece; Intro; El Paraiso; For Ray; Interlude; Music For A Northern Mining Town; Illuminate; Dziadzio; Leonard's Lament; Parsons Green.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Konrad Wiszniewski / Euan Stevenson: New Focus

Read "New Focus" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and pianist Euan Stevenson are at the forefront of an exciting new generation of musicians based in Scotland. Wiszniewski is probably best known for his work in Brass Jaw--a full-on quartet featuring three saxophones and a trumpet--and Stevenson for his classical playing, as well as his arrangements for ensembles such as the BBC ...


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