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Block and Roll and All That Jazz

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There are just a few bands that can fill a jazz venue as easily as they fill one more used to contemporary pop music, and it seems right to acknowledge one of the best jazz-influenced, long-lived and popular groups from the late '70s to the present day, The Blockheads. This band filled Ronnie Scott's and The ...

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Andy Sheppard: Thoughts and Trio Libero

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Andy Sheppard is pleased to be back; not back, as in making a return to music--he has never left--but back in Suffolk and, more particularly, back in Snape. Snape was where Trio Libero--consisting of French double bassist Michel Benita, drummer Sebastian Rochford and saxophonist Sheppard--was born. The trio released its self-titled debut earlier in 2012 on ...