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Neil Ardley

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Neil Ardley

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz + Rock = ?

Read "Jazz + Rock = ?" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show, from September 2021, focuses on various combinations of rock and jazz such as jazz musicians experimenting with rock rhythms, and rock bands leaning into horns and improvisation. Artists heard on the program include the Tony Williams Lifetime, Quicksilver Messenger Service, Dave Holland, Soft Machine, Spanky and Our Gang, and Elton Dean.Playlist Henry ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Derrick Gardner, Lisa Sokolov, Ray Russell and More

Read "Derrick Gardner, Lisa Sokolov, Ray Russell and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This eclectic show features African echoes from Derrick Gardner, moving vocals from Lisa Sokolov and Noa Fort, and ambient jazz fusion from Ray Russell. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic) 00:00 Patricia Brennan “The Woman Who ...

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Article: Book Review

Neil Ardley & Ian Carr: Authoritative Studies Of Paradigm Shifting British Musicians

Read "Neil Ardley & Ian Carr: Authoritative Studies Of Paradigm Shifting British Musicians" reviewed by Chris May


Not-for-profit label Jazz In Britain is best known for carefully curated releases of historically important recordings made by British musicians in the 1960s and 1970s, most of them previously unavailable and sourced either from the musicians' own tape archives or those of BBC Radio. But from time to time, the label also publishes books.

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Article: Album Review

Trevor Tomkins' Sextant: For Future Reference

Read "For Future Reference" reviewed by Chris May


A 2-CD collection of four sessions recorded for BBC Radio between 1980 and 1983, For Future Reference is a snapshot, just one of many snapshots that might be taken, of British jazz in the period immediately before the so-called “jazz boom" of the mid to late 1980s. That boom was marked by an acknowledgement of the ...

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Article: Album Review

Graham Collier: Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69

Read "Down Another Road @ Stockholm Jazz Days ’69" reviewed by Chris May


In 1969, when the composer and bassist Graham Collier took his sextet to Stockholm Jazz Days to give a live performance of their album Down Another Road (Fontana, 1969), the presence of a British band onstage at a European jazz festival was exceptional. The idea that British musicians would one day have their names on the ...

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Article: Album Review

The Don Rendell / Ian Carr Quintet: Warm Up

Read "Warm Up" reviewed by Chris May


British modern jazz was gaining new confidence in itself in 1965, when Warm Up, subtitled The Complete Live At The Highwayman 1965, was recorded. It needed to be. As Simon Spillett writes in his liner notes, at the time “British jazzmen bravely fought a battle on two fronts, one against the stranglehold of American influence, the ...

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Article: Album Review

John Taylor Sextet: Fragment

Read "Fragment" reviewed by Chris May


The not-for-profit Jazz In Britain label is one of the unsung heroes of British jazz. And if it is being sung, apologies, it deserves to be sung louder. While it is fitting that the musicians who make up London's new alternative jazz scene receive a massive shout out, the players who came before them, who paved ...


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