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Article: Book Review

Ugly Beauty: Jazz In The 21st Century

Read "Ugly Beauty: Jazz In The 21st Century" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Ugly Beauty: Jazz in The 21st Century Phil Freeman 250 Pages ISBN: 978 1 78904 632 8 ZerO Books 2022 There is a scene in Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Pan Books, 1979) where a computer named Deep Thought is about to reveal the answer ...

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Article: In Pictures

Skopje Jazz Festival 2021 Tempting As Always

Read "Skopje Jazz Festival 2021 Tempting As Always" reviewed by Ziga Koritnik


A collection of photos from the Skopje jazz festival in Skopje, North Macedonia from October 20, 2021 to October 24, 2021 featuring Mats Gustafsson, Linda May Han Oh and Fabian Almazan, Greg Ward, Ziv Ravitz, Tania Giannouli, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Jakob Bro, Mark Turner, Jorge Rossy, Thomas Morgan, Yordan Kostov, Yaping Wang, L.U.M.E., Moor Mother, Dudu Kouate, ...

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Article: Album Review

Viktor Haraszti: Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale

Read "Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale" reviewed by Chris May


Equanimity: A Futuristic Jazz Tale is the debut album from Viktor Haraszti, a Hungarian-born, Dutch-based tenor saxophonist and composer. It is a solo project, recorded in isolation in 2021, on which Haraszti also plays clarinet, EWI, flute and keyboards. Bad Plus drummer Dave King helps out on one track, drummer Marshall Curtly on another three, and ...

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Article: In Pictures

Irreversible Entanglements at Novara Jazz

Read "Irreversible Entanglements at Novara Jazz" reviewed by Luciano Rossetti


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Article: Album Review

Irreversible Entanglements: Open The Gates

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Irreversible Entanglements is the sort of band that gives poetry-and-jazz a good name. The third full-length album from the Philadelphia/NY/DC collective fronted by poet Camae Ayewa aka Moor Mother ploughs the same rich furrow as before: groove friendly semi-free jazz which dissects diasporic Black history and lays out future possibilities. The band's bloodline ...

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Article: Interview

Shabaka Hutchings: Black to the Future

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Though he is far too modest to make any such claim himself, most observers agree that saxophonist and clarinetist Shabaka Hutchings is the standard-bearer for the new wave of jazz musicians who have emerged in London since around 2015. Hutchings is a few years older than most of the cohort. He made his debut recording in ...

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Article: Album Review

Sons of Kemet: Black To The Future

Read "Black To The Future" reviewed by Chris May


Sons Of Kemet is led by tenor saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Shabaka Hutchings who, though he is far too modest to make any such claim himself, is the de facto standard-bearer for the new wave of musicians who have emerged on the London jazz scene since around 2015. The band is one of three Hutchings either ...

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Article: Album Review

Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies: This Land

Read "This Land" reviewed by John Chacona


Could This Land, from Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies be the first great musical declaration of the Biden Era? If so, it's probably an accident. When they tracked This Land in August 2019, Bleckmann and the brass quartet entered the studio with a program of protest songs. But in degree and kind, they are ...

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Article: Live Review

Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary

Read "Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary" reviewed by Chris May


Art Ensemble of Chicago Barbican Hall Art Ensemble of Chicago 50th Anniversary London November 23, 2019 There is nothing in the rule book which says that a band celebrating its 50th anniversary must avoid new material and instead trawl through its back catalogue. And in ...


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