All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Jazz Warriors

Content by tag "Jazz Warriors"

ARTICLE: BOOK EXCERPTS

Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier

Read "Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The following is an excerpt is from “Chapter 9: The Eighties or Graham Collier -The Wilderness Years" of Mosaics: The Life and Works of Graham Collier by Duncan Heining (Equinox Publishing, 2018). All Rights Reserved.

The late Graham Collier was a bandleader, a composer and a jazz educator. As far as this latter ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Brilliant Corners 2016

Read "Brilliant Corners 2016" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Brilliant Corners 2016
Various venues
jny:Belfast, N. Ireland
March 5-12, 2016

Another Brilliant Corners, a few more brilliant corners. Belfast's fledgling international jazz festival may only be in its fourth year but already it feels like an established part of the city's vibrant cultural landscape, a date in the ...

ARTICLE: SCUMBLES

Jazz in the UK now

Read "Jazz in the UK now" reviewed by Sammy Stein

The jazz scene in the UK is buzzing at the moment. Clubs whose managers not so long ago were faced with the difficult decision whether to continue offering new sounds to a dwindling audience or turn themselves into a wine bar--offering small slices of live music to appease their consciences perhaps--are finding it was worth hanging ...

ARTICLE: OPINION

Death, Rebirth & New Revolution

Read "Death, Rebirth & New Revolution" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The death knell has often been sounded for jazz and many would argue that the last revolution in jazz took place as the '60s handed the baton to the '70s, with the electronic-influenced jazz typified by trumpeter Miles Davis' ground breaking albums In a Silent Way (Columbia, 1969) and Bitches Brew (Columbia, 1970). Many believe that ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Courtney Pine: House of Legends

Read "Courtney Pine: House of Legends" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Though multi-reedist Courtney Pine has been playing soprano for almost 30 years, this is the first occasion he's recorded an entire album with the instrument. Following his bass clarinet adventures on the European roots album Europa (Destin-E, 2011) it's clear that the modern British jazz legend doesn't tire of setting himself new challenges. Taking as his ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Trumpeter Jay Phelps Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

Trumpeter Jay Phelps Interviewed at All About Jazz...and More!

At the age of 28, trumpeter Jay Phelps already has a broad range of musical experiences under his belt, including co-founding the award-winning jazz group Empirical. Releasing his debut album as a leader, Jay Walkin' (Specific Records, 2010), seems like a natural next step. But Phelps is clearly not a man to be rushed. The album title is not ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Alexander Hawkins Quartet at the Vortex, London

Read "Alexander Hawkins Quartet at the Vortex, London" reviewed by John Sharpe

Alexander Hawkins Quartet
The Vortex
London, England
January 5, 2010


A very respectable audience braved the cold temperatures (for London where since global warming kicked in it rarely falls below freezing for very long) and further impending snow for the debut of the Alexander Hawkins new quartet at ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jazz Warriors: Afropeans

Read "Jazz Warriors: Afropeans" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Jazz Warriors
Afropeans
Destin-E Records
2008

It is probably no coincidence that saxophonist Courtney Pine resurrected the name Jazz Warriors for the fifteen musicians assembled to perform Afropeans, a work commissioned by the Arts Council of England to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act ...

Jazz Warriors: Afropeans

Read "Afropeans" reviewed by Chris May

A live recording made at London's Barbican concert hall in October, 2007, Afropeans commemorated two anniversaries. The first, for which reed player/composer Courtney Pine had been commissioned to assemble the music and the band, was the 200th anniversary of Britain's abolition of the slave trade. The second, coincidentally but with a fine synchronicity, was the 20th ...