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Windmap

Label: Linear Obsessional Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Caju; Calima;Marin; Shamal; Föhn; Zonda; Abroulos; Minuano; Khazri; Squamish; Gilavar; Leste; Simoom; Sundowner; Rashaba; Libecco; Pali; Abroholos; Gaoithe.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ian Smith: Windmap

Read "Windmap" reviewed by John Eyles

Recorded at home, in London, in December 2013, and available as a limited edition CD or download, Windmap consists of nineteen short tracks (ranging in length from thirty-four seconds to three minutes and six seconds, a total playing time of some forty minutes) of solo trumpet or flugel, played by Irish trumpeter Ian MacGowan, Some of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Buck Clayton Legacy Band: Claytonia

Read "Claytonia" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Buck Clayton, an acclaimed trumpet soloist with the Count Basie Orchestra in the late 1930s and early '40s, had lip surgery in 1969 that all but ended his playing career. After setting the trumpet aside for good in 1979, he turned full-time to composing and arranging, and the Buck Clayton Big Band made its debut in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Wadada Leo Smith: London, England, August 27, 2012

Read "Wadada Leo Smith: London, England, August 27,  2012" reviewed by John Sharpe

Wadada Leo SmithCafé OtoLondonAugust 27, 2012As if searching for the perfect setting, for the second night of his two-day residency at north London's Café Oto, legendary AACM trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith was pitched against two contrasting ensembles drawn from the capital's reservoir of improvising talent. First up was a brass trio, ...

London Improvisers Orchestra: Lio Leo Leon

Read "London Improvisers Orchestra: Lio Leo Leon" reviewed by John Eyles

London Improvisers Orchestra Lio Leo Leon Psi 2011 Each year at London's Freedom of the City (FOTC) festival of improvised music, one of the most eagerly anticipated highlights is the Sunday evening appearance of the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO). Although the LIO meets monthly throughout the rest of the year, ...

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Mathilde 253 with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (Cork and Dublin, Ireland: March 2011)

Mathilde 253 with Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith (Cork and Dublin, Ireland: March 2011)

(Cork, Ireland) Expect powerful and inventive musical interactions as internationally renowned composer-improviser Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith performs with the virtuosic, cross-idiomatic ensemble Mathilde 253 (Charles Hayward, Han-earl Park and Ian Smith) in Cork and Dublin, Ireland in March 2011. This two-date tour marks Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith's first appearance in Ireland, and the Irish debut of ...


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