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ARTICLE: RADIO

Get the Blessing Live at BIMHUIS Amsterdam

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Get the Blessing can be placed among a number of bands innovating British jazz with contemporary rock, dance and hip-hop influences, like Portico Quartet, BadBadNotGood and GoGo Penguin. The infectious beats of this Bristol-based foursome come from bassist Jim Barr and drummer Clive Deamer, rhythm section of the legendary trip-hop act Portishead. Deamer is also live ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017

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Alfa Jazz Fest 2017
Lviv, Ukraine
June 23-27, 2017

Jazz festivals are different in Europe. There are more of them, and they are crucial to the economic viability, social solidarity and creative evolution of the jazz art form. Many European towns that host their own annual jazz events seem like ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Eyot: Similarity

Read "Similarity" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Atmosphere. That oft-indefinable feel that music can have, the creation of a mood or a sensation that inveigles itself into a listener's mind and captures the imagination. It's not melody, harmony or rhythm but it needs all three. Eyot--a four-piece from Serbia--has a great line in atmosphere, ably demonstrated on the band's third album, Similarity.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Andy Hague: Cross My Palm

Read "Cross My Palm" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

England's West Country isn't quite as glamorous as America's West Coast, but an innovative music scene has emerged there, especially around the city of Bristol: Massive Attack, Get The Blessing, saxophonist Andy Sheppard, for a start (and singer/songwriter Robert Wyatt was also born in Bristol). Now add Andy Hague to the list. Cross My Palm is ...