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Content by tag "Corey Mwamba"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Six-In-One: Subjects and Structures

Read "Subjects and Structures" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrazione dal vivo realizzata il 15 agosto 2015, questo album prende spunto da un'esposizione di rilievi e sculture dal medesimo titolo, opera di Andrew Coates e di Walt Shaw (che compare anche alle percussioni), presso la Artsmith Gallery di Derby, ove si è svolta anche la performance. Consta di due lunghe tracce, oltre mezz'ora l'una, e ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

Read "A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys.

The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa

Read "Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa" reviewed by Phil Barnes

This limited double vinyl and download collection is a wonderful document of two nights that Birchall and his band played at the Duende Jazz Bar in Larissa during May 2013. The trip appears to have made an enormous impression on Birchall who commented shortly after returning that “I think our visit will become one of the ...

Nat Birchall Quintet: Live In Larissa

Read "Live In Larissa" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Two shows on the tiny stage of the Duende Jazz Bar in Larissa, Greece, in May 2013, form the basis for the Nat Birchall Quintet's Live In Larissa: a live album that provides a welcome and impressive addition to Birchall's discography.

Birchall, a master of soprano and tenor saxophones who's based in the north west ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Bruce Lindsay's Best Releases Of 2013

Read "Bruce Lindsay's Best Releases Of 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

As 2013 drew to a close the Jazz Police appeared to be resurgent, at least in the UK--busily condemning those foolish enough to make and/or enjoy popular music and entertainment rather than listen to the latest cutting-edge ensemble from somewhere or other. Thankfully, the musicians just got on with it. In at least ten cases, they ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Martin Archer: Blue Meat, Black Diesel & Engine Room Favourites

Read "Blue Meat, Black Diesel & Engine Room Favourites" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

One never knows what direction British multi-reedman Martin Archer will impart as he surges forward in a stealthy world of avant-jazz, electronics, or discombobulated jazz-rock. Hands down, he's one of the more creative musical souls on mother earth. Each new album marks a distinct journey. His fresh outlook and cornucopia of disparate concepts, executed with large ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently

Read "Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Martin Archer is a one-man music industry. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, band-leader and label owner--Archer has made a virtue of doing things differently. From early beginnings in music forty years ago, he has built his label Discus into a catalog that is as fine in quality as it is eclectic in taste and content. Based in ...

Corey Mwamba / Dave Kane / Joshua Blackmore: Don't Overthink It

Read "Don't Overthink It" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

There's a simple message on the inner sleeve of Don't Overthink It, the first full-length studio recording from vibraphonist Corey Mwamba . bassist Dave Kane and drummer Joshua Blackmore. There's a simple manifesto in its title and some complex improvised music on the album, but enjoying it is a simple matter. The three UK-based musicians are ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Alexander Hawkins: Retaining The Sense of Discovery

Read "Alexander Hawkins: Retaining The Sense of Discovery" reviewed by John Sharpe

One of the fastest-rising stars of the UK jazz scene, pianist Alexander Hawkins is remarkable in that he shines equally in both the further reaches of free improvisation and the creation of ingeniously crafted charts. Indeed, Hawkins' particular talent might be in bringing the two so close that it's hard to distinguish between them. At times ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nat Birchall: World Without Form

Read "World Without Form" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

In a world that often seems bereft of any sense of spirituality it's good to know that performers like saxophonist Nat Birchall are still true to the spirituality of music. Birchall, based in the northeast of England, continues to create beautiful, soulful, music on his fifth album as leader, World Without Form, in the company of ...


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