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Adam Glasser

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Originally from South Africa Adam Glasser plays piano & keyboards. Is also one of the UK's leading chromatic harmonica players, appearing on many gigs, sessions and recordings. some major gigs include... Joe Zawinul, Sting, the Eurythmics, BBC Concert Orchestra, Celebrate South Africa, Trafalgar Square Numerous pop and jazz session recordings include: Zizi Possi (Bossa for Universal Artists, Brazil), Dominic Miller (Second Nature & Fourth Wall), Carl Orr (Absolute Freedom featuring Billy Cobham), Incognito, Anita Wardell.

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Wild Card: Beast From The East

Read "Beast From The East" reviewed by Chris May


The impact of Jimmy Smith's organ trio in the mid 1950s was by all accounts massive. Nothing quite like it had been heard before in popular music. Smith unleashed a wailing, high decibel (for the era) monster which was also capable of expressing gentler moods. Audiences and record buyers went ape and Smith's label, Blue Note, ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim: The Sound of the Universe

Read "Abdullah Ibrahim: The Sound of the Universe" reviewed by Mackenzie Horne


Abdullah Ibrahim's cosmology informs his art. While some might look upon him as an overseer at the crossroads between new and old, the tempered pianist stands as a sage, painting swirling rhythms that resemble the spheres of the universe with his compositions. He continues to combine ancient wisdom with the tones of the future; formation and ...

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Wild Card: Life Stories

Read "Life Stories" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


When British youth started picking up on the music coming out of America in the Fifties and Sixties their tastes were widespread. While some kids loved the early rock & roll of Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly or the blues of Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf, others grabbed onto the jazz played by the likes of ...

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Wild Card: Life Stories

Read "Life Stories" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Two things I'll readily admit about Clement Regert's Wild Card and its new offering, Life Stories are: 1--wild isn't the right adjective. A more fitting descriptor is fearless, because this feverish ensemble isn't afraid to bring on the funk, the bop, the pop, the swing or Afro-Blue when they want to; and 2--the spoken word “Intro," ...

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Wild Card: Life Stories

Read "Life Stories" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Wild Card is, at its heart, an organ trio--guitarist and composer Clément Régert, organist Andrew Noble and drummer Sophie Alloway-- joined on Life Stories by a series of guests including trumpeter Graeme Flowers who was also an ever-present guest on the band's previous album, Organic Riot (Top End Records, 2015). Life Stories boasts a similar mix ...

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Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2012
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Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2012

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Jazz in a Changing World

Read "Jazz in a Changing World" reviewed by Sammy Stein


Jazz has influenced many other genres of music and, likewise, many other genres have influenced jazz from its very beginning. What is really exciting about the scene at the moment is just how much enrichment it is getting from the rest of the world. It works both ways, of course; jazz musicians from countries which have, ...

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Article: Live Review

Cape Town Jazz Festival 2012

Read "Cape Town Jazz Festival 2012" reviewed by John Kelman


Cape Town Jazz FestivalCape Town, South AfricaMarch 30-31, 2012An invite to cover the 13th annual Cape Town Jazz Festival would have been reason enough to travel over 8,000 miles to South Africa. But when the invite, from South Africa Tourism, stretched to an expansive ten-day trip--beginning in Johannesburg, continuing on to Cape Town ...


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