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Josephine Davies: Way Out East: New Directions In Jazz

Read "Josephine Davies: Way Out East:  New Directions In Jazz" reviewed by Chris May

Compared to many other bands which have emerged on jny: London's paradigm-shifting jazz scene since the mid 2010s, saxophonist and composer Josephine Davies' trio Satori has attracted relatively little noise. There has been high praise from specialist critics but little mainstream media coverage and even less social media chatter. This may be because, unlike many of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Pigfoot: Pigfoot Shuffle

Read "Pigfoot Shuffle" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Once a taste for mischief is acquired it's hard to rein it in. Pigfoot was having way, way too much fun on 21st Century Acid Trad (Village Life Records, 2014) to go straight on this, its second outing. If the former happily warped New Orleans jazz, Pigfoot Shuffle applies a similar concept to a broader pool ...

Pigfoot Shuffle

Label: Pokey Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Heartbreak Hotel; Dance of the Seven Veils; Pusherman; Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog; The look of Love; Isis & Osiris/Dove Sono; Black Dog; For Once in My Life; Love Letters/Song to the Evening Star; Wives and Lovers.

Shuffle

Label: Pokey Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Heartbreak Hotel; Dance of the Seven Veils; Pusherman; Jailhouse Rock/Hound Dog; The look of Love; Isis & Osiris/Dove Sono; Black Dog; For Once in My Life; Love Letters/Song to the Evening Star; Wives and Lovers.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4

Read "Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 3-4" reviewed by James Fleming

Days 1-2 | Days 3-4 Sligo Jazz Project Various Venues Sligo, Ireland July 24-29, 2018 July 26, 2018When the wind died down the day turned humid and heavy. Clouds hung low in the sky, grey and oppressive. And as Sligo's people sipped their coffees and settled down at their ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Sligo Jazz Project 2018: Days 1-2

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Days 1-2 | Days 3-4Sligo Jazz Project Various Venues Sligo, Ireland July 24-29, 2018 July 24, 2018 The Garavogue River flows slow and lazy through the centre of town to Sligo Harbour. Mountains stand in the distance out in Yeats country, green and rocky, overlooking the fields on the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Henry Lowther: can't believe, won't believe

Read "can't believe, won't believe" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

If any jazz ensemble can be said to define the word “prolific" it's not Henry Lowther's Still Waters. The band's debut album, ID, appeared in 1997. can't believe, won't believe is its second release, just 21 years later. Good things, as they say, come to those that wait. Bandleader, composer and trumpeter Lowther has ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist

Read "Martin Speake: The Thinking Fan's Saxophonist" reviewed by Duncan Heining

British alto saxophonist, Martin Speake, is one of the most adventurous and articulate musicians in a music peppered with creative artists. That he is not a household name--even within the proscribed and marginalised world of jazz--says more about the times than it does about Speake or his single-minded approach to his art. Speake combines ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Babelfish: Chasing Rainbows

Read "Chasing Rainbows" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Lightness. Lightness of touch, of voice, of mood. That's the defining characteristic of Chasing Rainbows, the second album by UK quartet Babelfish. The line-up is the same as that on debut album Babelfish (Moletone Records, 2012). Vocalist Brigitte Beraha and pianist Barry Green are the band's writers. Bassist Chris Laurence and drummer Paul Clarvis ...


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