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Knoel Scott

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ENCYCLOPEDIA OF JAZZ MUSICIANS Scott, Knoel Ajiboye (Noel Scott) Scott, Knoel Ajiboye [Noel Scott], alto saxophonist; b. Baltimore, MD, 18 July 1956. He's the son of Brooks and Kathaniel Walker Scott, brother to James Roy Herrington of New Orleans, William Michael Scott of Jamaica Queens NY, Gene Walker, Lance Walker, and Jann Walker Young of Chester S. Carolina. Raised by Deacon Robert Vincent Nero and Edith Octavia Nero of Jamaica Queens. Studied piano at age 10. Started clarinet at age 12, alto sax a year later and baritone sax throughout jr and senior High school

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Seductive Fantasy

Label: Strut Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Seductive Fantasy.

Album

The Infinite Ones

Label: Khannabilism
Released: 2020
Track listing: Wait Till The Stars Burn; Tribute To The Pharoah’s Den; (White Nile) Flows Through Memphis; A Hard Rain’s Gotta Fall; Theme Of Yahya; Mister Mystery; Xango Rising; The World Will Never Know; Trail Of Tears; Follow The Mantis; Hal.

Album

Swirling

Label: Strut Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Satellites Are Spinning / Lights On A Satellite; Seductive Fantasy; Swirling; Angels And Demons At Play; Sea Of Darkness / Darkness; Rocket No. 9; Astro Black; Infinity / I’ll Wait For You; Sunology; Door Of The Cosmos / Say; Queer Notions (2xLP bonus track).

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Chris May’s Best Releases Of 2020

Read "Chris May’s Best Releases Of 2020" reviewed by Chris May


Not the best year for live gigs in London, but Dele Sosimi's Afrobeat Orchestra just made it under the wire, lighting up the Jazz Cafe in late January. Rather like Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, Sosimi's band has form as an incubator of young talent. A recent star in the making was trumpeter Ife Ogunjobi, who has ...

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Article: Album Review

Sun Ra Arkestra: Swirling

Read "Swirling" reviewed by Chris May


Saturn moved into the ascendant in October 2020 when the Sun Ra Arkestra under the direction of alto saxophonist Marshall Allen released its first studio album in over twenty years. Swirling presents new arrangements of both well-known and more obscure Ra tunes, played by a fifteen-piece lineup which includes band veterans and relative newcomers. It is ...

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Article: Album Review

King Khan: The Infinite Ones

Read "The Infinite Ones" reviewed by Chris May


Something about the vibe of this completely wonderful album, and the milieu which its record label inhabits, puts one in mind of Beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's self-published limited-editions of the 1960s. These were, according to information given on page three, “Printed, published, freaked out, & zapped by the Fuck You/ press at a secret grope-bunker somewhere ...

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Article: Album Review

Sun Ra Arkestra: Seductive Fantasy

Read "Seductive Fantasy" reviewed by Ian Patterson


It seems entirely fitting that “Seductive Fantasy," the single from the Sun Ra Arkestra's first studio album in twenty years, should be a reworking of an old song, one that dates back over forty years to On Jupiter (El Saturn, 1979). With Sun Ra it was ever thus; old is new and new is old. The ...

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Article: Multiple Reviews

Sun Ra Arkestra: Secrets Of The Sun & Live At The Paradox

Read "Sun Ra Arkestra: Secrets Of The Sun & Live At The Paradox" reviewed by John Sharpe


Sun Ra & His Solar Arkestra Secrets Of The Sun Atavistic 2009 Sun Ra Arkestra Live At The Paradox In and Out Records 2009 In a world beset by ...


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