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Keith Tippett: 100 Best Foots Forward

Read "Keith Tippett: 100 Best Foots Forward" reviewed by Duncan Heining

From the Albert Hall at twenty-two with a fifty-piece band to picking potatoes to make ends meet a decade later, Keith Tippett's life in music could sum up many a jazz career. After a grim '80s, things now look better for the composer, pianist and bandleader. “What I'm about to say is ridiculous but it was ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Mia Zabelka: Monday Sessions

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Live in concert, Austrian violinist Mia Zabelka is an electrifying performer, whether appearing solo or with others. In any context, she has the uncanny knack of commanding the stage and always being the centre of an audience's attention, achieved by the intensity and focus of her performances, rather than any gratuitous showmanship. (For a typical example, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv & Familie

Read "Oliv & Familie" reviewed by Vic Albani

Quando ci si trova davanti alla recensione di un disco come questo o si decide per un agile volumetto di una trentina di pagine oppure sarebbe meglio lasciare correre. Dato che però gli amici di All about jazz si arrabbierebbero se propinassi loro una recensione di trenta pagine, scelgo la strada della pillola anche perché potrebbe ...

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South Africa at the South Bank

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The Dedication Orchestra and Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya The South Bank Centre London Jazz Festival November 15, 2014 The London Jazz Festival is now in its twenty-second year. It's a vast, sprawling event and its venues criss-cross a city that never quite seems to end, whilst its musical styles span ...

Transitions

Label: Emanem
Released: 2002
Track listing: Undercurrents (for Paddy Ben Pan); Lullaby for Clement; Broken Bridges; No Now; Hymn Indoors; Coming Out; Up to Earth.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Maggie Nichols / Caroline Kraabel / Charlotte Hug: Transitions

Read "Transitions" reviewed by John Eyles

OK, quiz time: Can you name another all-female small improvising group. (Currently, I can't think of one. But I'm sure one of you will be able to.) Gender is a relevant issue here, because many of the qualities that make for successful improvisation are (stereo)typically female--behaving co-operatively rather than competitively, listening and responding sensitively to what ...


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