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London Jazz Festival: November 9-18, 2012

Read "London Jazz Festival: November 9-18, 2012" reviewed by Duncan Heining

London Jazz FestivalLondon, England November, 9-18, 2012Now in its 20th year, the London Jazz Festival is a vast, all-encompassing affair. One of the great cities of the world, London's history saw it swallow village upon village and hamlet after hamlet and this can make it all seem dispersed and disconnected. It's an ...



Label: Doyen
Released: 2002
Track listing: Deed I Do; Dindi; Yes Sir, That


Article: Album Review

The BBC Big Band: Evidence

Read "Evidence" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The BBC Big Band is somewhat like the two–faced god Janus, showing its “hip” face to perceptive Jazz aficionados and its “square” face to those who simply want amiable background music that doesn’t require much thought. Trouble is, the record–buying public doesn’t always know which BBC band is going to show up. Another recent release, The ...


Live in Berlin

Label: Doyen
Released: 1999


Article: Album Review

BBC Big Band / RIAS Big Band: Live in Berlin

Read "Live in Berlin" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Here’s a dynamic big–band recording that makes those pervasive duo–piano sessions we so often hear pale by comparison. In February ’98, Britain’s BBC and Germany’s RIAS big bands combined forces for an electrifying series of concerts in Dresden, Liepzig and Berlin that left the sold–out houses clamoring for encores. Besides sharing the stage, the ensembles double ...


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