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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Man Overboard Quintet: Down In The Deep Deep Blue

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A rhythm section that would make even a half-decent front line sound great; a front line that would enhance any ensemble; a bunch of great, sometimes neglected, songs with catchy tunes and quirky, image-laden lyrics. Surely, it's all just a wonderful dream? Nope, it isn't. It's Down In The Deep, Deep Blue, album number two from ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Norfolk And Norwich Festival 2015

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Norfolk And Norwich Festival
Norwich, UK
May 8-24, 2015

With a program that includes dance, visual arts, site-specific theatre in city streets and ancient woodland and a few almost impossible to define events, a festival such as the annual Norfolk and Norwich Festival still manages to find space for jazz. ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Old Hat Jazz Band: Old Hat Jazz Band

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Brevity, so Polonius informed us, is the soul of wit. In which case, this four-track debut recording from the UK's Old Hat Jazz Band might well be the wittiest release of the year. It's also a tease. Four short tunes full of life, energy and nuanced performance give a contemporary twist to early jazz traditions, offer ...

The Basin Street Brawlers: It's Tight Like That

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It's Tight Like That! is the debut release from the Basin Street Brawlers. Self-styled “purveyors of hot jazz"--indeed, with laudable hubris, “London's own master exponents of hot jazz"--the Basin Street Brawlers hark back to a bygone age, when sharp suits were de rigueur and bands that failed to get their audiences dancing would soon be excluded ...


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