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Galway Jazz Festival 2019

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Galway Jazz Festival 2019
Various venues
Galway, Ireland
October 2-6, 2019

Bat song may be a first at a jazz festival, but then they do things differently here in Galway. Bats were in and plastic was out. No plastic laminates or cable ties, no plastic on outdoor advertising, no ...

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Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation & Jazz 1850-1950

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Freedom Music: Wales, Emancipation & Jazz 1850- 1950
Jen Wilson
336 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-78683-407-2
University of Wales Press
2019

The emancipation in the title of Jen Wilson's deeply researched book is two-pronged. On the one hand it refers to African American slaves risking their lives to escape pre-civil war ...

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European Jazz Conference 2019

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European Jazz Conference 2019
Various Venues
jny: Novara, Italy
September 12-15, 2019

For its sixth edition the European Jazz Conference dropped anchor in sunny Italy. Where Rome or Milan might have been more obvious locations for such a high-powered international ...

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record

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The Vinyl Frontier:The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record
Jonathon Scott
288 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4729-5613-2
Bloomsbury Sigma
2019

It was a message-in-a-bottle on a truly cosmic scale. In 1977, two golden records containing images, music and sounds from Earth were attached to the sides of the Voyager I ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jazzmeia Horn: Love & Liberation

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It's a big step for any singer, the move from interpreter of jazz standards to songwriter. And when you've been Grammy-nominated for a debut album of covers, as Jazzmeia Horn was with A Social Call (Prestige, 2017), the temptation must be to carry on in the same vein. Horn, however, clearly has greater ambition, as the ...

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Trish Clowes: Sounding Colors, Playing With Gravity

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If it hadn't been that day, twenty some years ago when the young Trish Clowes first felt the pull of the tenor saxophone, it would surely have been another.

Barely in her teens at the time, Shropshire-born saxophonist and award-winning composer Clowes already played piano, clarinet and sang when she went to see her ...

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Free Jazz In Japan: A Personal History

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Free Jazz In Japan: A Personal History
Soejima Teruto
367 Pages
ISBN: 978-4-9908636-5-4
Public Bath Press
2019

An absolute legend in Japanese free-jazz circles, Soejima Teruto wrote about, lectured on and promoted the music he loved for almost sixty years. This personal account of the birth and development of ...

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Trish Clowes: Ninety Degrees Gravity

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Trish Clowes' stock has risen steadily since her debut, Tangent (Basho Records, 2010), which featured jazz quartet and, on several tracks, orchestra. That record announced a promising and ambitious voice, one equally at home with jazz and classical colors. Since then the saxophonist has continued to explore the meeting of jazz, voice and strings, attracting a ...

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Mike Westbrook Orchestra: Catania

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A major figure in British jazz since the late 1950s, composer-pianist Mike Westbrook continues to write, perform and record at a rate of knots which would leave contenders half his 83 years on the ropes. Four albums since 2016, including--after a gap of forty years—not one but two solo piano recordings, are testament to the creative ...

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NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed @ The MAC

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NYOS Jazz Orchestra Featuring Yazz Ahmed
The MAC
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
July 22 , 2019

It was a pretty decent crowd for a Monday night. An older crowd, drawn to big-band jazz. Few, it seemed, were Belfast jazz gig regulars, at least, not the usual suspects who pitch up to ...