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Mark Kavuma

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Alex Hitchcock: Dream Band Live In London

Read "Dream Band Live In London" reviewed by Chris May


Viewed in retrospect, the abiding memory of 2023 is that it produced too many jazz albums prioritizing technical facility over emotional engagement. In London, New York and elsewhere (but not, so it seemed, in Chicago), musicians appeared to focus on virtuosity rather than feeling. Dullsville. For the record, some of those albums that did put soul ...

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Dream Band: Live in London

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Abaqua; Verglas; Oblique; Cakeism (Intro); Cakeism; Cakeism (Bonus); Momentum; Grace (Intro); Grace (Part 1); Grace (Part 2); Cat Circles; Red (Intro); Red; North Field; Rio; Brocken (Intro); Brocken; Lift; Sach; Differentials (Bonus).

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Dream Band Live In London

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2023
Track listing: Disc 1: Abaqua; Verglas; Oblique; Cakeism (Intro); Cakeism; Cakeism (Alternate Take). Disc 2: Momentum; Grace (Intro); Grace (Part 1); Grace (Part 2); Cat Circles; Red (Intro); Red; North Field. Disc 3: Rio; Brocken (Intro); Brocken; Lift; Sach; Differentials.

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Tony Kofi Quartet: Plays Monk

Read "Plays Monk" reviewed by Chris May


When it was first released in autumn 2004, Tony Kofi's Plays Monk: All Is Know (as it was then titled) was the saxophonist's first release as leader, a full thirteen years after his emergence with high-profile young Turks the Jazz Warriors. The album went on to win the BBC Jazz Awards Album Of The Year prize. ...

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Legacy

Label: Banger Factory
Released: 2022
Track listing: Caravan; Remedy; Commanders Call; Honesty; The Ted Williams Villanelle; Papa Fox; Door Of Breath; Guided By The Light; Echoes Of Palmares.

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Back To Back

Label: Banger Factory Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Evidence; Cedar Tree; Round Midnight; Lockdown Blues; Mia's Waltz; Church.

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Article: Live Review

Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory At Milton Court Concert Hall

Read "Mark Kavuma & The Banger Factory At Milton Court Concert Hall" reviewed by Chris May


Mark KavumaMilton Court Concert HallLondonNovember 18, 2022 Fittingly for one of the closing events of the 2022 jny:London Jazz Festival, trumpeter Mark Kavuma's performance at the Barbican Centre's associate concert hall, a few hundred yards down the road from the main venue, was on an epic scale. Kavuma appeared with ...

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Dial H for Hitchcock

Read "Dial H for Hitchcock" reviewed by Peter Jones


When we meet in a South London pub, tenor saxophonist Alex Hitchcock mentions that he has a rehearsal the next day with the bassist Jasper Høiby for which he needs to learn about an hour of new music. It's for one gig, which is at the weekend. “So it's in at the deep end—quite exciting." If ...

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Article: Album Review

Artie Zaitz & Mark Kavuma featuring William Cleasby: Back To Back

Read "Back To Back" reviewed by Chris May


Trumpeter Mark Kavuma and his band The Banger Factory have released three of the most enjoyable and well-crafted albums to come out of London in recent years: Kavuma (Ubuntu, 2018), with The Banger Factory there in all but name, The Banger Factory (Ubuntu, 2019), made by the fully formed band, and Arashi No Ato (Banger Factory ...


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