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Jake Long

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Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions

Label: Night Dreamer
Released: 2020
Track listing: Harlem To Haarlem; The Stank; Leta’s Dance; Uhuru Sasa; Dr Follows Dance.

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Article: Building a Jazz Library

New Jazz From London: Top 20 Paradigm Shifting Albums

Read "New Jazz From London: Top 20 Paradigm Shifting Albums" reviewed by Chris May


After a lifetime trying to get on an equal footing with its American parent, British jazz has finally come of age. Since around 2015, a community of young, London-based musicians has forged a style which, while anchored in the American tradition, reflects the Caribbean and African cultural heritages of many of its vanguard players. The scene ...

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Article: Album Review

Gary Bartz & Maisha: Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions

Read "Night Dreamer Direct-To-Disc Sessions" reviewed by Chris May


This international spiritual-jazz jam promises much and delivers most of it. On the one hand, Gary Bartz, who is among the movement's American elder statesmen. On the other, Maisha, six young Londoners. The backstory: The wedding planner who brought the parties together is the London DJ and founder of Brownswood Recordings, Gilles Peterson. ...

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Article: Interview

Gary Bartz: Musica per espandere la propria mente

Read "Gary Bartz: Musica per espandere la propria mente" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Ci sono personaggi del jazz capaci di rappresentare un periodo storico ben preciso rievocandone in ogni loro performance le idee, le passioni e la filosofia del pensiero espresso. Uno di questi è il sassofonista statunitense Gary Bartz. Dopo aver fatto parte dei Jazz Messangers di Art Blakey e aver collaborato con il pianista McCoy Tyner nel ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Gary Bartz: Music For Expanding One's Own Mind

Read "Gary Bartz: Music For Expanding One's Own Mind" reviewed by Paolo Marra


Some jazz musicians are the embodiment of a specific historical period. Their performances conjure memories of the very ideals, passions, and philosophies that characterized an era. This is certainly true of American saxophonist Gary Bartz. After joining Art Blakey & the Jazz Messangers and collaborating with McCoy Tyner on the pianist's tenth album, Expansions (Blue Note, ...

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Article: Live Review

Brussels Jazz Festival 2019

Read "Brussels Jazz Festival 2019" reviewed by Martin Longley


Brussels Jazz Festival Flagey Brussels, Belgium January 10-19, 2019 The Brussels Jazz Festival is a relative newcomer, but this ambitious 10-dayer managed to sell out around two thirds of its gigs, and was overall the most successful in attendance for this fifth edition. Concerts are held in the ...

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Article: Album Review

Serendip: The Tale

Read "The Tale" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


The group Serendip has a common jazz ensemble format: saxophone/guitar/bass/drums. But the music they make is anything but common. With The Tale--music that takes its inspiration from the ancient Persian story The Three Princes of Serendip--Belgian-born and now London-based tenor saxophonist Arnaud Guichard has sculpted a compelling spiritual narrative for his quartet. The disc ...

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Article: Album Review

Maisha: There Is A Place

Read "There Is A Place" reviewed by Chris May


The London jazz scene, which is in 2018 more active and characterful than it has been since the jazz-dance movement of the 1980s, offers up another jewel with this debut physical-release by spiritual-jazz septet Maisha. The band, led by drummer Jake Long, surfaced in 2016 with the download-only live album Welcome To A New Welcome (Jazz ...


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