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Ray Warleigh

Ray Warleigh was born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and migrated to England in 1960, where he quickly established himself as an in-demand session musician. He played and recorded with major figures and bands of the UK jazz and blues scene, including Alexis Korner, Tubby Hayes, Humphrey Lyttelton, Terry Smith, Ronnie Scott, Long John Baldry, John Mayall, Allan Holdsworth, Soft Machine, Georgie Fame, Mike Westbrook, Dick Morrissey and Kenny Wheeler, as well as Mike Oldfield, Nick Drake, and Charlie Watts. He accompanied visiting artists such as Champion Jack Dupree. According to John Fordham in The Guardian wrote: "Ray Warleigh brought a unique touch to every venture he played on from the 60s on, and had a successful 30-year career that partnered him with Dusty Springfield, Marianne Faithfull, Scott Walker and Stevie Wonder, among others." Warleigh's first album, in 1968, was produced by Scott Walker

ARTICLE: LONDON CALLING

The People Band: Back and playing again

Read "The People Band: Back and playing again" reviewed by Sammy Stein

46 years after their previous release, the People Band are putting out a new CD. Paul Jolly is producing the project and releasing it through his record label, 33JAZZ records. Jolly is also a member of the band. He says, “The reason for a new album is that our last one, released on the Emanem label, ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

South Africa at the South Bank

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The Dedication Orchestra and Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya The South Bank Centre London Jazz Festival November 15, 2014 The London Jazz Festival is now in its twenty-second year. It's a vast, sprawling event and its venues criss-cross a city that never quite seems to end, whilst its musical styles span ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Live From Old York: Gavin Bryars, Craig Vear, Matt Quinn & The Chimera Ensemble

Read "Live From Old York: Gavin Bryars, Craig Vear, Matt Quinn & The Chimera Ensemble" reviewed by Martin Longley

Gavin Bryars/Craig Vear York Unitarian Chapel March 1, 2014 This gig opened up the 2014 season of Late Music concerts, a series that's dedicated to newer developments in modern composition, at least when viewed in the context of centuries-old classical tradition. This two-part evening combined the works of Gavin ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

London Jazz Festival: November 9-18, 2012

Read "London Jazz Festival: November 9-18, 2012" reviewed by Duncan Heining

London Jazz FestivalLondon, England November, 9-18, 2012Now in its 20th year, the London Jazz Festival is a vast, all-encompassing affair. One of the great cities of the world, London's history saw it swallow village upon village and hamlet after hamlet and this can make it all seem dispersed and disconnected. It's an ...

ARTICLE: REASSESSING

John and Beverley Martyn: The Road To Ruin

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John and Beverley MartynThe Road To RuinUniversal/Island2005 (1970) The posthumous release of guitarist/vocalist/songwriter John Martyn's Heaven And Earth (Hole In The Rain, 2011)--the basic tracks extensively overdubbed, though not edited, by producers Garry Pollitt and Jim Tullio following Martyn's death in 2009--is welcome. Compositionally, it is not ...

Rue Victor Masse

Label: Psi
Released: 2009
Track listing: Blues and; Nothing but; The Other Side; New Moon; Prayer; I Fall In Love Too Easily; For Flute and Percussion; Inner Ray; Standards and Blues; EnFin.

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Saxophone and Drum duets: rue victor masse; Control This; Common Denominator; Two in NYC.

Read "Saxophone and Drum duets: rue victor masse; Control This; Common Denominator; Two in NYC." reviewed by John Sharpe

Ray Warleigh rue victor masse psi 2008 Michael Blake / Kresten Osgood Control This Clean Feed 2009 Bonnie Kane / Federico Ughi Common Denominator W.O.O. Music ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Evan Parker Trio at the Vortex in London

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Evan Parker Trio The Vortex London, England July 16, 2009 “Support your local heroes!" is an injunction that should be familiar to every jazz fan. And that's what the Vortex Jazz Bar does on a regular basis by giving saxophone master Evan Parker a slot, usually on ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Ray Warleigh: Rue Victor Massé

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È una storia che merita di essere raccontata quella del settantenne Ray Warleigh, uomo-ovunque della meglio musica d'oltre Manica che, in oltre quarant'anni di carriera, ha pubblicato due soli dischi a proprio nome: il primo nel '68 (intitolato con scarsa vena immaginifica Ray Warleigh's First Album), il secondo solo oggi grazie alla benemerita PSI Records dell'amico ...


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