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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Brass Funkeys: Rabble Rouser

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The 8-piece Brass Funkeys might draw on the traditions of New Orleans marching bands, but the group, which formed in 2011, is based in London and takes much of its inspiration from contemporary musics. This combination of second line, R&B, hip-hop and the rest is enticing: Rabble Rouser is a fine collection of originals and covers ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Julian Costello: Transitions

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Saxophonist Julian Costello has been around the UK jazz scene for a while, but for some years he decided to give up the world of the gigging musician and take up a teaching career. In recent years he's been gigging again and he now leads his quartet on Transitions, a collection of his original compositions recorded ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

João Barradas: Directions

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Since childhood, Portuguese accordionist João Barradas has been winning awards on his instrument at national and international level. His undoubted talent on his chosen instrument--and its midi version--is on display throughout Directions, his first album as leader. So, too, is his talent as a composer--all but one of the tracks are his original compositions.

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Pauline Ganty: Après

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Après is Swiss singer/composer Pauline Ganty's follow-up to her debut release L'Envol (Unit Records, 2015). Containing 8 carefully-constructed tracks, Après is always fascinating and at times absolutely stunning.

Ganty is one-third of vocal harmony trio The Swinging Ladies, an Andrews Sisters style group devoted to renditions of swing standards. Après is about as far from ...

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Meg Morley: Can't Get Started

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Only a few months after releasing her debut solo EP--Through The Hours (Self Produced, 2017)--the London-based Australian pianist and composer Meg Morley releases her first trio album, Can't Get Started, in the company of bassist Richard Sadler and drummer Emiliano Caroselli. Through The Hours was an impressive debut, showcasing Morley's ability to conjure up varied moods ...

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Dave Gold: Heaven On Their Minds

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Dave Gold may not have the big-name bandleader or arranger status of Buddy Rich or Nelson Riddle, but Heaven On Their Minds shows that his own talents, and those of his Big Band compatriots, are no less for this lack of recognition. In fact, Gold's successes were often under the radar--as a composer and arranger of ...

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Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop

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Siena Jazz International Summer Workshop
Siena, Italy
July 24 -August 5, 2017

The Fortezza Medicea occupies a commanding position just outside the ancient city of Siena, where it has kept a watchful eye on the city's inhabitants since the mid-16th century. Built by occupying forces, it no longer poses a threat to ...

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Rigas Ritmi 2017

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Rigas Ritmi Festival
Riga, Latvia
27 June-July 1 July 2017

Rigas Ritmi, held in Riga, the Latvian capital, for the past 17 years, always provides an intriguing mix of well- known and up and coming acts. The 2017 festival proved to be no exception to this rule, with pianist and MONK'estra leader ...

Josienne Clarke / Kit Downes: Such A Sky

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Sometimes life's great pleasures creep up almost unnoticed. One day they're not there, next day it seems like they've been around forever. Such A Sky is one such pleasure. A five-track EP, it's the debut release from BBC Folk Award winning singer Josienne Clarke and Mercury Prize nominated keyboardist Kit Downes.

Clarke announced the ...

Binker & Moses: Journey To The Mountain Of Forever

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A double album with a title--Journey To The Mountain Of Forever--straight from the annals of Prog Rock (maybe with a short diversion via the Coltranes' spiritual jazz). A cover design that's a close relation to Led Zeppelin's Houses Of The Holy--a link made more explicit by an inner sleeve illustration that features a character in a ...


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