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Corey Mwamba

Born and based in Derby, Corey Mwamba's commitment to jazz and improvised music in Britain and Ireland drives all aspects of his work, whether through composition, playing, or promoting new music. Corey predominantly plays vibraphone; he also plays dulcimer and uses audio processing software. He is recognised as a highly creative improviser and composer working across a wide range of jazz and contemporary music. Mwamba's distinctive approach and tone is instantly recognisable in any context: a potent blend of pure sound, highly melodic phrases and ethereal textures; barely whispered chords and ear-piercing robotic screams

ARTICLE: RADIO

All About The Vibes

Read "All About The Vibes" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week the show is all about the vibraphone or vibes with a variety of music demonstrating the power and wonder of that singular instrument. Jazz history is full of great players from Milt Jackson through to Gary Burton but I'm going to look at some modern practitioners on this show, One of those is Dan ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

New Jazz from Canada

Read "New Jazz from Canada" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Exciting new Jazz from Canada from TuneTown and Dan Pitt trio plus a selection of other new and recent releases including the long awaited Rubberband album from Miles Davis. Playlist TuneTown “A Transient Space" from There From Here (Slammin' Media) 00:00 Dan Pitt Trio “Balmoral" from Fundamentally Flawed (Dan Pitt) 10:00 Lisbon String Trio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Yana: baby/people

Read "baby/people" reviewed by Duncan Heining

The trio Yana has, apparently, been together for more than a decade but this is their first CD release, other recordings being available on Bandcamp. Corey Mwamba is one of the most interesting and exciting vibraphonists currently working in jazz and improvised music. One might, with justification, call him a musical scientist whose concern is with ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Six-In-One: Subjects and Structures

Read "Subjects and Structures" reviewed by Neri Pollastri

Registrazione dal vivo realizzata il 15 agosto 2015, questo album prende spunto da un'esposizione di rilievi e sculture dal medesimo titolo, opera di Andrew Coates e di Walt Shaw (che compare anche alle percussioni), presso la Artsmith Gallery di Derby, ove si è svolta anche la performance. Consta di due lunghe tracce, oltre mezz'ora l'una, e ...

ARTICLE: PROFILES

A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

Read "A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys. The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa

Read "Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa" reviewed by Phil Barnes

This limited double vinyl and download collection is a wonderful document of two nights that Birchall and his band played at the Duende Jazz Bar in Larissa during May 2013. The trip appears to have made an enormous impression on Birchall who commented shortly after returning that “I think our visit will become one of the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nat Birchall Quintet: Live In Larissa

Read "Live In Larissa" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Two shows on the tiny stage of the Duende Jazz Bar in Larissa, Greece, in May 2013, form the basis for the Nat Birchall Quintet's Live In Larissa: a live album that provides a welcome and impressive addition to Birchall's discography.Birchall, a master of soprano and tenor saxophones who's based in the north west ...

Don't Overthink It

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2013
Track listing: Ynglinga; Understory; Run Down; Myriad (growth); Big Man Chat; Bifrost.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

Bruce Lindsay's Best Releases Of 2013

Read "Bruce Lindsay's Best Releases Of 2013" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

As 2013 drew to a close the Jazz Police appeared to be resurgent, at least in the UK--busily condemning those foolish enough to make and/or enjoy popular music and entertainment rather than listen to the latest cutting-edge ensemble from somewhere or other. Thankfully, the musicians just got on with it. In at least ten cases, they ...


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