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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Stan Tracey: The Flying Pig

Read "The Flying Pig" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Stan Tracey is one of the most highly regarded British jazz musicians of any era. Doesn't matter who you speak to--fans, critics or fellow musicians such as Guy Barker, John Surman, Evan Parker or Keith Tippett--Tracey's story is, in many ways, the history of post-war British jazz. This new CD, Flying Pig, is more than a ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

London Jazz Festival 2013

Read "London Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Enrico Pieranunzi, Julie Sassoon and Stan Tracey--Pianos on the Edge
London Jazz Festival
November 15-24, 2014

The Bishopsgate Institute in the City of London, a few blocks from the Bank of England, might seem an odd place for a jazz gig but--under the auspices of the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston--stranger ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND REPORT

June Means Jazz as Festivals Flourish

Read "June Means Jazz as Festivals Flourish" reviewed by Jack Bowers

June, as always, is a harbinger of exciting things to come as the jazz festival season springs forth in earnest, causing even the most ardent couch potatoes to bestir themselves and start perusing the calendar to locate interesting events in their neck of the woods. Here in New Mexico, the “outdoor" season comes to life with ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Umbria Jazz Winter, Days 3-5: December 30, 2011-January 1, 2012

Read "Umbria Jazz Winter, Days 3-5: December 30, 2011-January 1, 2012" reviewed by Sara Villa

Days 1-2 | Days 3-5

Umbria Jazz Winter #19
Perugia, Italy
December 28, 2011-January 1, 2012
Stan Tracey Trio
Stan Tracey started the morning of his 85th birthday in the best possible way: playing jazz for an audience which was enthusiastic to share his music in such an iconic ...

ARTICLE: JAZZLIFE UK

It's Our Generations

Read "It's Our Generations" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's been a strange summer here in the UK. To be fair, that description can be applied with no trace of irony to almost any British summer--and the summer of 2011 seems to have been a strange one for much of the world. But this is a JazzLife UK article, and parochial concerns are paramount, thus ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Kit Downes: You Have to Be What You Are

Read "Kit Downes: You Have to Be What You Are" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Kit Downes' career as a jazz musician has, indeed, taken off in a very short time. He's still in his mid-20s, but such is his talent and appetite for music that Downes has become one of the most sought-after keyboardist in Britain, and he's a key presence in a series of cutting-edge bands, with The Golden ...