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Duncan Eagles

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Duncan Eagles is an award winning, London-based saxophonist who performs regularly at venues and festivals all over the world. Throughout his career so far, he has appeared at many major venues and festivals including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho), Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Instanbul Jazz Festival and The Paris Cat (Melbourne). As well as running his own groups, Duncan is also very much in demand as a sideman, regularly performing with some of the top names and bands in the music world including Gary Husband, Zara McFarlane, Melt Yourself Down, Mark Mondesir and Janek Gwizdala to name a few. Duncan's critically acclaimed trio, Parikel, have released two albums to date, their second album "Cohesion" being signed on one of the world's most exciting labels, Whirlwind Recordings, and has been met with praise form the UK, European and USA press, being hailed as one of the top 10 releases of 2012 according to renown critic Kevin LeGendre

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Green Park

Label: Sea Mammal Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Blue Fingers; Lucy; Red; Fuller Love; Mr Bap; The Pharoah; Jo.

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Narrations

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2023
Track listing: Grove Park; Elden; Suburbiton; Local Hero; Severance; Rosebush; The Bakehouse.

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Article: Album Review

Benet McLean: Green Park

Read "Green Park" reviewed by Chris May


Best known as a pianist, with four critically acclaimed albums behind him, on Green Park Benet McLean returns to his first instrument, the violin. The press release says he began studying the instrument at the age of 3, and Wikipedia tells us he was at some stage mentored by classical maestro Yehudi Menuhin. It stacks up. ...

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Article: Album Review

Duncan Eagles: Narrations

Read "Narrations" reviewed by Neil Duggan


Duncan Eagles, perhaps best known as the tenor saxophonist in Partikel, is also in high demand as a sideman to high fliers including Zara McFarlane, Shabaka Hutchings, Janek Gwizdala, Gary Husband and Ola Onabule. Recorded with minimal editing and featuring seven original compositions, Narrations, is his second album as leader, following on from Citizen (Ropeadope, 2019). ...

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Ignored Advice

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: Invocation Incantation; Letters From The Frontline; Ignored Advice; A Voice Beneath; Safe Hex; Pariah's Return; Last Mahou Shoujo.

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Article: Album Review

Estraven: Ignored Advice

Read "Ignored Advice" reviewed by Chris May


South London band Estraven's debut album is a pleasure and a breath of fresh air: a novel chunk of acoustic jazz which avoids what has become, in 2022, the South London scene's default focus on grooves and dancefloors. Ignored Advice ploughs its own furrow. The young piano-less quartet is led by bassist and ...

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Citizen

Label: Ropeadope
Released: 2019
Track listing: Citizen; Riad; Conquistador; Shimmer; Folk Song; Taxco; Cascade; Midnight Mass.

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Article: Album Review

Ola Onabule: Point Less

Read "Point Less" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


British-Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabulé has a rich baritone voice and a commanding presence. He's a soul singer above all, but also draws on pop, world music and jazz. Despite its title, opener “Throwaway Notion" is a catchy tune with a Pan-African groove, and very dark lyrics about the current race to the bottom in politics all ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Musical Journey with Mariel Spencer Austin

Read "A Musical Journey with Mariel Spencer Austin" reviewed by Nick Davies


This show features an interview with trombonist and composer Mariel Austin talking about her career in music especially the journey from choirs to the trombone. We also discuss her latest album Runner in the Rain. As this is jazz show there is lots of new music and some tracks from the archives as well as an ...


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