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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: Radio & Podcasts

Youn Sun Nah, Herb Geller, Mark Masters and More

Read "Youn Sun Nah, Herb Geller, Mark Masters and More" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This show features, among other things, vocals from Youn Sun Nah and Susanne Abbuehl, saxophone from Herb Geller and Melissa Aldana, and big band work from Mark Masters and William Parker. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait To Get Back Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air ...

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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

Karl Jenkins: Penumbra II

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Multi-instrumentalist Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) is a successful composer of classical, film and TV music. But before he went over to the Dark Side, the then plain old Karl Jenkins was a member of the Rebel Alliance and a pivotal presence in British jazz rock. He ...

Article: Album Review

Mike Westbrook Concert Band: Marching Song Volumes 1 & 2 Plus Bonus Tracks

Read "Marching Song Volumes 1 & 2 Plus Bonus Tracks" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Mike Westbrook, pianista e soprattutto direttore di orchestra, è nato il 21 marzo del 1936 a High Wycombe, 50 chilometri a nord-ovest di Londra. Dapprima tentato dalla Art School di Plymouth, si dedica poi con decisione alla musica, dalla fine degli anni cinquanta. Nel 1958 forma la sua prima band per la quale gli capita di ...

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Article: Album Review

Nucleus: Nucleus Live at the BBC

Read "Nucleus Live at the BBC" reviewed by Maurizio Comandini


Dio salvi la regina. E la BBC. L'emittente di stato britannica ha capito fin da subito che da quelle belle energie musicali, che spuntavano come l'erba di Hyde Park sotto al tiepido sole di quelle latitudini, passavano le scelte esistenziali e culturali delle nuove generazioni e sin dagli anni sessanta ha dato ampio spazio alla musica, ...

Article: Album Review

Mike Taylor: Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited

Read "Trio, Quartet & Composer Revisited" reviewed by Vic Albani


Nella tomba numero 23588 del cimitero di Sutton Road di Southend on Sea, nell'Essex a circa 71 km da Londra è sepolto dal 1969 il corpo di Michael Ronald Taylor, conosciuto nel mondo con il nome di Mike e che i grandi appassionati di rock e pop forse ricordano quale autore di alcuni brani di un ...

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Article: Album Review

Don Rendell Quintet: Space Walk

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As British jazz reaches new and unprecedented peaks of popularity, major labels are revisiting their vaults and rereleasing artistically enduring but long unavailable albums. Universal/Decca's British Jazz Explosion: Originals Re-Cut is the most ambitious of such reissue programs to be announced so far in 2021. It concentrates on the years 1965 -1972, a pivotal period in ...

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Article: Album Review

Ian Carr: Solar Session

Read "Solar Session" reviewed by Chris May


One of the first European jazz bandleaders to embrace synthesizers, bass guitars and other electric instruments, trumpeter, composer and author Ian Carr forged a singularly British style of jazz-rock with his band Nucleus, which he formed in 1969 and with which he recorded a dozen albums through the 1970s. Carr had previously paid extensive dues in ...


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