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Article: Interview

Cote Calmet: Cultivating Afro-Peruvian Rhythms

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What do a dead donkey, a Seat Alhambra and Led Zeppelin's John Bonham all have in common? Whatever images your mind's eye may conjure, these three clues, in fact, all lead to Phisqa, the contemporary jazz band of Afro-Peruvian bent, formed by drummer Cote Calmet in Dublin, Ireland, in 2010. But let's not get ...

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Article: Live Review

Bray Jazz Festival 2019

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Bray Jazz Festival Various venues Bray, Ireland May 3-5, 2019 The May Bank Holiday weekend is always a festive occasion in Bray, but this year was of particular note as the Bray Jazz Festival celebrated its twentieth anniversary. Founded by Dorothy and George Jacob in response to a ...

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Article: Interview

Dorothy & George Jacob: Putting Bray On The Jazz Map

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Twenty years is old for a car and really old for a dog, but in jazz festival terms twenty years is perhaps not so long in the tooth. For a jazz festival twenty years means established, with the major storms of the early years weathered, a brand that people recognize and a heap of good will ...

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Article: Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2019

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Brilliant Corners 2019 The Black Box/Sonic Lab jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 2-9, 2019 For many years the words brilliant, jazz and Belfast rarely appeared in the same sentence. That all changed in 2013 when music promoters Moving On Music launched Brilliant Corners, subtitled A Festival of Jazz in Belfast. Since then, ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Szun Waves, other new releases and some archive cuts

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Blurring the boundaries between jazz, ambience and electronica, the sophomore album from Szun Waves New Hymn to Freedom, is the album of the week on the show. This new release is a document of six entirely live improvisations with “no edits or overdubs." The album title is apt, it is jazz, but it also bedded in ...

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Article: Album Review

Umbra: West

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American road trips have long inspired writers, from Jack Kerouac, John Steinbeck and Tom Wolfe, to Hunter S. Thompson, Robert M. Pirsig and Bill Bryson. Fewer are the extended works, similarly inspired, written by musicians. Some things, it seems, may be easier put into words. Umbra's West is inspired by founding member Chris Guilfoyle's 2017 road ...

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Article: Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2017

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Brilliant Corners 2017 Various Venues jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 7-11, 2017 In just five years, Brilliant Corners--Belfast's only jazz festival--has earned a reputation for adventurous programing. The 2017 edition went one further, with the inclusion of alt rock and electronic music stretching the boundaries of what constitutes a jazz festival ...

Album

Hands

Label: Portmanteau Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: In Fairness; Sneaky; Hands; Telemachus; Close Call; Krystal; Nod.

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Article: Profile

Improvised Music Company: Orbital Pathways, Gravitational Pull

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Arguably some of the most dramatic changes in jazz have taken place in the last quarter of its century-long history: the emergence of a strong European jazz identity/identities; technological advances that empower individuals to become their own producers; Youtube, which has all but erased the boundary between past and present; the increase in pedagogical institutions; pan-national ...


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