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Randy Weston Tribute & New Releases

Read "Randy Weston Tribute & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Another master has left us. Randy Weston passed away on Sept. 1st at the venerable age of 92. This week we celebrate the music of an artist that consciously built a bridge between jazz and African musical traditions and, in doing so, strongly contributed to the awareness of the African roots of jazz music.

Dinosaur: Wonder Trail

Read "Wonder Trail" reviewed by Roger Farbey

This is the long-awaited follow-up to Dinosaur's 2016 debut album Together, As One. But the de facto debut by this quartet actually took place on Laura Jurd's first, highly inventive, album Landing Ground released in 2012 on the Chaos Collective label, which she co-founded. In 2015 she released a second album under her own name, the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Jazz Jantar 2017

Read "Jazz Jantar 2017" reviewed by Martin Longley

Jazz Jantar
Klub Zak
Gdańsk, Poland
November 9-12, 2017

Jazz Jantar is one of the less well-known Polish festivals (outside of Poland), but it has been running in the northern port of Gdańsk for two decades, and is housed by Klub Zak, an arts centre that has roots ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Audioguide: Phenomenal Women To Watch

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Welcome to Audioguide, a new monthly DJ set created for All About Jazz. Gathering new music from across Europe, the USA and sometimes further afield, I'll bring you a different window on jazz each month. There will always be a theme to guide the selections (although it is never intended to be a “best of' collection) ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dinosaur: Together, As One

Read "Together, As One" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The debut album of the newly baptized Dinosaur--but the second album of the group formerly known as the Laura Jurd Quartet, following Landing Ground (Chaos Collective, 2012)--sees composer Jurd inspired by Miles Davis's late 1960s/early 1970s electric period. Though Jurd's trumpet, Elliot Galvin's Fender Rhodes/Hammond soundscapes and the persistent grooves plied by Conor Chaplin and Corrie ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Nick Davies Best Releases of 2016

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In terms of jazz 2016 has been a strong year with a number of solid releases and this has made the task of choosing twelve releases all that more difficult. The selections I have made take the listening on a journey from Matthew Bourne and his experimental sounds of the Moog to Nat Birchall more traditional ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Dinosaur: Together, As One

Read "Together, As One" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Benché il nome di Laura Jurd possa suonare ai più sconosciuto, la ventiseienne trombettista, compositrice e band leader è tra le figure di spicco della giovane e vivace scena musicale britannica, lodevolmente supportata dalla BBC Radio 3 sotto l'egida New Generation Artists. Dinosaur è la nuova band allestita da Jurd e Togheter, As One l'album di ...

Dinosaur: Together, As One

Read "Together, As One" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Dinosaur is a new British jazz “supergroup" of sorts, featuring up and coming virtuoso trumpeter Laura Jurd and keyboardist extraordinaire Elliot Galvin. It's no surprise that Jurd received the United Kingdom's Parliamentary Jazz Award for “Instrumentalist of the Year" in 2015. Galvin released his second, highly acclaimed album Punch in 2016, also on Edition Records, and ...