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Nduduzo Makhathini: Jazz Is a Shared Memory

Read "Nduduzo Makhathini: Jazz Is a Shared Memory" reviewed by Seton Hawkins

It can be overwhelming to keep up with the artistic growth, creative reach, and constant development that marks the career of Nduduzo Makhathini. In the past four years, he has released eight solo albums, all exploring remarkably different territories and demonstrating a ceaselessly probing mind and inventive creative urge. In addition to that, he has emerged ...

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper

Read "Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond by Colin Harper" reviewed by Colin Harper

Exclusive extract adapted from Bathed In Lightning: John McLaughlin, the 60s and the Emerald Beyond By Colin Harper. Published (UK and US) March 26, 2014 by Jawbone Press “British jazz is awash with young talent which, given a healthy set of circumstances and a fair share of work, could produce a generation of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Torino Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Torino Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Varie sedi--25.04-1.05.2014 Benché bersagliata da intemperanze meteorologiche d'altro canto non nuove, in questa sede, la terza edizione del Torino Jazz Festival (seconda sotto la direzione artistica di Stefano Zenni) ha visto una partecipazione di pubblico che definiremmo oceanica, al punto che--per esempio--si è rivelato praticamente impossibile accedere ai concerti in giro per i ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Chris Searle: Red Groove

Read "Chris Searle: Red Groove" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Red Groove Chris Searle 283 pages ISBN: 978-1907869495 Five Leaves 2013 The life story of poet, teacher, author and activist Chris Searle is as intriguing as that of many of the musicians he discusses in Red Groove. Teaching at an inner city school in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures

Read "Rhythm Changes: Rethinking Jazz Cultures" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Rhythm Changes Media City UK, Salford Rethinking Jazz Cultures Conference Manchester, UK April 11-14, 2013 The study of jazz in academic institutions may be a relatively modern trend, but the presence of over a hundred academics from South Africa to Russia and from America to Portugal at the Rhythm Changes: ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2013Cape Town, South AfricaApril 5-6, 2013Music has the power to transport those on the receiving end to another place, but the terms of travel are usually figurative in nature. For four North American journalists, however, the figurative took fantastic form with an offer to visit Cape Town, soak in ...

Before The Wind Changes

Label: Rainbow
Released: 2012

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Chris McGregor: In His Good Time

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Founder of South African group the Blue Notes and, later in London, the Brotherhood of Breath, pianist Chris McGregor (born in the Transkei to Scottish missionary parents) was among the first musicians to take what became known as “township jazz" beyond South Africa, when he and the Blue Notes went into voluntary exile in 1964. Like ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Blue Notes: Before the Wind Changes

Read "Before the Wind Changes" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Non vi è dubbio che per catturare con qualche credibilità la potenza musicale dei Blue Notes il concerto dal vivo fosse l'unico momento valido. Non che gli album in studio manchino di sostanza, o di creatività; però la fragranza delle danze, unita alla spavalderia delle improvvisazioni al calor bianco, si libera davvero in palcoscenico. Nel 1979 ...


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