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Content by tag "Outhouse"

Ma: Live

Read "Live" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Ma is part of London's endlessly intriguing Loop Collective, a grouping of younger-generation musicians and bands that includes pianist Ivo Neame, vibes player and drummer Jim Hart, trumpeter Rory Simmons and many others.

Saxophonist Tom Challenger leads Ma: he's joined in the core trio by Matt Calvert on synths and laptop and by Dave ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Hannes Riepler: The Brave

Read "The Brave" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The British music scene produces more than its share of homegrown talent these days, young players who for the most part emerge from the country's music colleges into the professional scene and then, not content with waiting for the phone to ring, go out and create many of their own gigging and recording opportunities. It's a ...

ARTICLE: RECORD LABEL PROFILES

Babel Label: New Songs from the Tower of Sound

Read "Babel Label: New Songs from the Tower of Sound" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

During the last decade, British jazz has been booming and London has become, once again, one of the jazz capitals of the world. To get a feel of what's happening, the place for live music is no longer Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, but a place called The Vortex, directed by Oliver Weindling. Weindling is also the ...

JuJu: In Trance

Read "JuJu: In Trance" reviewed by Chris May

JuJu

In Trance

Real World

2011

This is the third album from guitarist Justin Adams and singer/ritti player Juldeh Camara, and, as the saying goes, third time lucky. Not that Soul Science (Irl, 2007) or Tell No Lies (Real World, 2009) were disappointing, only that the duo's visceral mix of ...

Outhouse: Straw, Sticks And Bricks

Read "Straw, Sticks And Bricks" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Outhouse, part of the London-based Loop Collective, is an outfit that's willing to explore--and not just within the boundaries of jazz. After a trip to The Gambia in 2007, the band brought five Wolof drummers to the UK to record its second album, Ruhabi (Babel, 2010). For third album Straw, Sticks And Bricks the core quartet ...

Twelves: The Adding Machine

Read "The Adding Machine" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

In 2008, Twelves Trio released its debut album, the evocatively-titled Here Comes The Woodman With His Splintered Soul (1965 Records). The band has since added guitarist Rob Updegraff, dropped the Trio appellation, changed record labels, and released album number two, the more prosaically named The Adding Machine. The band's intention to explore, improvise and develop sonically ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Chris May's Best Releases of 2010

Read "Chris May's Best Releases of 2010" reviewed by Chris May

Here are my favorite dozen new releases of 2010. It was an outstanding year on many fronts.

There was ravishing lyricism from saxophonists Nat Birchall and Stan Sulzmann and beyond-touristic flamenco and Indian infusions from bassist Dave Holland and singer Amit Chaudhuri, the politically charged complete works of Fela Anikulapo Kuti and the delicious ...

Outhouse: Ruhabi

Read "Ruhabi" reviewed by Chris May

This glorious album by London quartet Outhouse is among the most fruitful comminglings of jazz and West African musics ever recorded. It's the band's second disc, following Outhouse (Babel, 2008), and develops an experiment included on that debut. This featured Kaw Secka, a tama drummer from The Gambia, on one track. Secka returns on Ruhabi along ...

Outhouse: Outhouse

Read "Outhouse" reviewed by Chris May

The two tenor saxophone-led Outhouse quartet are members of London's Loop Collective of musicians, a younger sibling of the city's pioneering F-ire Collective. Both collectives are focused on the exploratory, culturally inclusive and on occasion brutally iconoclastic end of the jazz spectrum, and between them they've put forward some of the most exciting British jazz of ...