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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 ...

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Hackney Colliery Band: Sharpener

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East London's Hackney Colliery Band continue to reinvent the brass band sound for the 21st century with Sharpener. Comprised of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, sousaphone, marching percussion and electronics, the band are as inspired by contemporary rock and electronica as jny: New Orleans marching bands and traditional British brass bands, to which their name pays homage. Their ...