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Ola Onabule: Point Less

Read "Point Less" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

British-Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabulé has a rich baritone voice and a commanding presence. He's a soul singer above all, but also draws on pop, world music and jazz. Despite its title, opener “Throwaway Notion" is a catchy tune with a Pan-African groove, and very dark lyrics about the current race to the bottom in politics all ...

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A Musical Journey with Mariel Spencer Austin

Read "A Musical Journey with Mariel Spencer Austin" reviewed by Nick Davies

This show features an interview with trombonist and composer Mariel Austin talking about her career in music especially the journey from choirs to the trombone. We also discuss her latest album Runner in the Rain. As this is jazz show there is lots of new music and some tracks from the archives as well as an ...

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Duncan Eagles: Citizen

Read "Citizen" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Citizen is London-based saxophonist Duncan Eagle's first album under his own name and follows his signing to the burgeoning U.S. label Ropeadope. His other major vehicle is the band Partikel whose eponymously titled debut album was released in 2010 followed by three more critically acclaimed recordings for the Whirlwind label, Cohesion (2013), String Theory (2015) and ...

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Partikel: Cohesion

Read "Cohesion" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Partikel è un trio inglese pianoless capitanato dal giovane sassofonista Duncan Eagles. La formazione è qui al secondo album ed è caratterizzata da un marcato dinamismo che si sviluppa attraverso composizioni (quasi tutte di Eagles) volutamente frammentarie, dai temi minimali e reiterati, eppure non prive di una narratività in filigrana. Sono esempi di questo stile - che ...

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Partikel: Cohesion

Read "Cohesion" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The saxophone/bass/drums trio may not be the most unusual musical amalgamation but it gives plenty of scope for inventive, dynamic, exchanges between the assembled musicians. Partikel--a young London-based and sax-led trio--makes the most of such opportunities on its second album, Cohesion.

Partikel is led by composer Duncan Eagles, who excels on both tenor ...