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Article: Album Review

Mark Lockheart: Dreamers

Read "Dreamers" reviewed by Chris May


As a founder member of Loose Tubes and Polar Bear, saxophonist Mark Lockheart was at the forefront of two waves of reinvigoration of British jazz, one in the 1980s, the other in the 2000s. By age and experience, in 2022 he qualifies as close to an elder statesman of the music. But somehow one still thinks ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

England vs. Italy: A Jazz Re-match, Second Half

Read "England vs. Italy: A Jazz Re-match, Second Half" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


Welcome to the second half of England-Italy, a jazz rematch [for the first half click here]. England and Italy have both championed jazz very early on, and they have been among the first European jazz scenes to develop a recognizable accent in how they speak the jazz language, light-heartedness and sense of humour being integral aspects ...

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Article: Book Excerpts

Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz

Read "Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz" reviewed by David Burke


The following is a revised excerpt from “Chapter 3: Full Force Gail" of Giant Steps: Diverse Journeys in British Jazz by David Burke (Desert Hearts, 2021). In the 1980s, a new generation of black British musicians began to reconfigure the country's jazz scene, changing the face -and sound-of what had previously been a ...

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Article: Album Review

Ken Stubbs - Big Hush: I Us

Read "I Us" reviewed by Claudio Bonomi


Ken Stubbs (classe 1961) diventa musicista dopo aver visto la morte in faccia all'età di 14 anni quando salta da un treno in corsa pieno di tifosi, suoi compari, dei Glasgow Rangers. Tanta paura, diverse costole rotte e la decisione di chiudere con il calcio e di cambiare passione. Si innamora del sassofono alto e, dopo ...

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Article: Interview

Josephine Davies: Way Out East: New Directions In Jazz

Read "Josephine Davies: Way Out East:  New Directions In Jazz" reviewed by Chris May


Compared to many other bands which have emerged on jny: London's paradigm-shifting jazz scene since the mid 2010s, saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies' trio Satori has attracted relatively little noise. There has been high praise from specialist critics but little mainstream media coverage and even less social media chatter. This may be because, unlike many of ...

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Article: Interview

Laura Jurd: Getting Elemental

Read "Laura Jurd: Getting Elemental" reviewed by Chris May


Whatever other delights come along during 2020 in the way of great jazz albums, it is a near certainty that among the joint number ones will be To The Earth (Edition) by Dinosaur. Formed as the Laura Jurd Quartet in 2010 by students at London's Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, and still led by ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Emma-Jean Thackray: assolutamente unica

Read "Emma-Jean Thackray: assolutamente unica" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Compositrice, polistrumentista, cantante, produttrice, band-leader, solista e DJ, Emma-Jean Thackray è una delle giovani musiciste più talentuose e versatili della scena internazionale. Dopo due EP di grande successo (Ley Lines e Walrus), la Thackray ha iniziato una collaborazione con Makaya McCraven e altri membri della scena jazz di Chicago. Il suo singolo “Too Shy" è stato ...

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Article: Catching Up With

Emma-Jean Thackray: Utterly Unique

Read "Emma-Jean Thackray: Utterly Unique" reviewed by Emmanuel Di Tommaso


Composer, multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer, band-leader, solo performer and DJ Emma-Jean Thackray is, simply put, one of the most talented and versatile young musicians around. After two acclaimed EPs (Ley Lines and Walrus), she started a collaboration with Makaya McCraven and other members of the jny: Chicago jazz scene. Her single “Too Shy" was featured in both ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Steve Argüelles: Melody in Rhythm - A Musical Portrait

Read "Steve Argüelles: Melody in Rhythm - A Musical Portrait" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


This week we focus our attention British drummer, composer, arranger, producer, label manager and all around creative soul, Steve Arguelles, an artist that has kept himself busy listening to a wide range of sources of inspiration for almost four decades. So in these two hours we'll look into the eclectic output, which ranges from folk infused ...


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