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Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A Orchestra at the Norfolk And Norwich Festival 2012

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Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A Orchestra
Theatre Royal Norfolk And Norwich Festival
Norwich, UK
May 26, 2012

It only took a quick glance at the stage to confirm that this was to be no ordinary jazz gig: Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A Orchestra doesn't do ordinary. Dammers, leader and keyboard player of '70s ska band The Specials, ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Joe Harriott: The Joe Harriott Story

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Almost 40 years after his death in 1973 at just 44 years of age, Joe Harriott's talent, imagination and impact on the development of jazz in Britain are gaining greater recognition than ever. Indeed, The Joe Harriott Story, an exceptional 4-disc box set of music from the alto saxophonist, is both a reflection of this belated ...

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Undead Jazz Festival: Day 4, June 26, 2011

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Undead Jazz Festival
New York, New York
June 23-26, 2011
The last night of the Undead Jazz Festival, which had paraded its way from the chic, well-lit streets of the West Village down into the depths ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nat Birchall: Alone In The Music

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Two of the most over-used phrases in music journalism are “overnight star" and “out of nowhere," and so apologies for starting with them here. But when it comes to describing British saxophonist Nat Birchall, they have an unusual degree of exactitude. Birchall, born in 1957 in the rural seclusion of the hill country of North-West England, ...

Ska Cubano: Mambo Ska

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A blast--a raucous, riotous, irresistible blast. Ska Cubano is a London-based, Caribbean retro band led by the singer/songwriter Natty Bo (aka Nathan Lerner) and featuring his ex-wife, Miss Megoo (aka Megumi Mesaku), a fiery ska saxophonist in the grand tradition of Roland Alphonso and Tommy McCook. Japanese-born Miss Megoo, who also plays some of the honkingest, ...