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Vitor Pereira Quintet: Doors

Read "Doors" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Doors makes for an ambitious leader debut for guitarist Vitor Pereira, who describes a wide canvas of styles, each interpreted with an avid sense of accomplishment.

Born in Porto, Portugal, Pereira first studied and played classical music, moving to London in 2004 and getting his degree in jazz. From then on he established himself ...

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Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011: April 27-May 2, 2011

Read "Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2011: April 27-May 2, 2011" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Cheltenham Jazz Festival
Cheltenham, England
April 27-May 2, 2011
The Cheltenham Jazz Festival, now in its sixteenth year, is one of the more eclectic of British jazz festivals, this year featuring major jazz figures such as vocalist Dame Cleo Laine and singer/pianist Jamie Cullum, cutting-edge bands like Outhouse Quartet and Curios, and throwing in ...

Rachel Musson's Skein: Flight Line

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Rachel Musson's Skein

Flight Line

F-IRE

2011

The London musicians' collective/record label F-IRE can take much of the credit for the emergence of some singular saxophonists during the early to mid-2000s: Peter Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland and Polar Bear), Mark Lockheart (Polar Bear), Finn Peters and Ingrid Laubrock being foremost among ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Will Collier Septet: Everybody Loves The Will Collier Septet

Read "Everybody Loves The Will Collier Septet" reviewed by Chris May

To name your debut album with a knowing reference to the titles producer Orrin Keepnews gave to breakthrough releases by pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Wes Montgomery--Everybody Digs Bill Evans (Riverside, 1958) and The Incredible Jazz Guitar Of Wes Montgomery (Riverside, 1960)--takes either a lot of nerve or a very British touch of self-deprecating humour. Everybody ...