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ARTICLE: PROFILES

Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Read "Courtney Pine: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants" reviewed by David Burke

Courtney Pine didn't pick up his beloved tenor saxophone for more than a decade, until an album exploring the black British experience demanded it. The multi-instrumentalist eschewed the horn on the likes of Europa, House of Legends and Song (The Ballad Book), his two-hander with pianist Zoe Rahman.

“I spoke to Sonny Rollins about ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Tom Harrison

Read "Take Five with Tom Harrison" reviewed by Tom Harrison

Meet Tom Harrison:
For alto saxophonist/composer Tom Harrison, the art of jazz is far more than mastery of the instrument, fluency in the repertoire and respect for the tradition. For Tom, the real undertaking is to connect with that which inspired the immortals of jazz, and to cultivate it within his own work. Born ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Harrison: Unfolding In Tempo

Read "Unfolding In Tempo" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

London-based alto saxophonist Tom Harrison leads a tight and imaginative band on Unfolding In Tempo, a live album of “reflections on the Ellington/Strayhorn Canon." After three years intense study of Ellington and Strayhorn, Harrison has selected a mix of tunes that display the breadth of that canon, from the famous to the lesser-known, recorded at the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Tom Harrison Celebrates Ellington and Strayhorn with "Unfolding In Tempo" Featuring Cleveland Watkiss - Available in October

Saxophonist Tom Harrison Celebrates Ellington and Strayhorn with "Unfolding In Tempo" Featuring Cleveland Watkiss - Available in October

Rising star saxophonist Tom Harrison unveils his hotly anticipated second release Unfolding in Tempo on October 14th 2016. The long-awaited live album will be released on Lyte Records in October 2016 in the esteemed company of releases by jazz stars Ari Hoenig, Jean Toussaint, Jason Rebello and David Lyttle. The album documents two nights of Harrison’s ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Turaco Artists Appear At Derry Jazz Festival

Turaco Artists Appear At Derry Jazz Festival

First festival appearance for this unique project, from Tom Harrison exploring the key moments of cinema and TV through their music. Everybody loves film! And behind every definitive scene, underpinning every actor’s move is music. Whether it’s Ennio Morricone’s famous theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or John Williams’ iconic theme from ET, incredible music gives weight to the defining ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Sun Ra: Jazz in Silhouette

Read "Sun Ra: Jazz in Silhouette" reviewed by Robert Mitchell

"A Certain Beat
A Sudden Chord
These things charm the mind with veiled enchantment
That lingers long after the song is done"

As with many cult artists, the back catalogue of Sun Ra is long and varied with large, less than bitesize chunks available for consumption if you ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Robert Mitchell: The Glimpse

Read "The Glimpse" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Pianist Robert Mitchell offers insight into a very particular musical place on The Glimpse: the world of solo, left hand only piano. The left hand: the hand responsible for the rhythm, the hand that keeps the beat, that lies in thrall to the melodic, excitable and exciting right hand. Why on earth would anyone want to ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Robert Mitchell's Panacea: The Cusp

Read "The Cusp" reviewed by Alex J Watson

Robert Mitchell's Panacea presents The Cusp, its third album, and debut release for Edition Records. This collection of ten highly arranged original compositions by Mitchell, combines complex rhythmic writing with contemporary vocal jazz.

The recording is delivered with a squeaky-clean production sound that can only be a reflection of the leader's attention to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

USONIC's "Evolution" Released July 31st 2010

The dynamic and vibrant sounds of modern Jazz fused with African groove and influences from around the world. THIS ALBUM IS SET TO TAKE THE JAZZ FUSION WORLD BY STORM. Miles Bould and Scott Firth have worked alongside and toured with many diverse talents including Sting, Robert Palmer, Michael Jackson, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Joan Armatrading, Level 42, Billy ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

John Law: Deeper into the Music

Read "John Law: Deeper into the Music" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Classical music and jazz are often perceived as two radically different art forms that cannot be merged. Historically, the idea of a so-called “third stream" that is able to combine the language of jazz and classical music into a coherent whole has proved rather difficult to translate into praxis, and yet it is undeniable that a ...