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The Weave

The Weave is a collection of truly world class Liverpool based Jazz musicians playing a repertoire of warm, melodious and largely friendly home grown tunes. For years now Liverpool has been home to a small but extremely vibrant and healthy Jazz community. There is a deeply rooted, direct, honest and often humorous charm that is the hallmark of Liverpool music across the genres, and this is no less true of the Jazzers. The Weave harnesses these qualities and aims to present them to a national and eventualy international audience.

Album

The Weave: Knowledge Porridge

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: 1. The Pogo; 2. Trumpet Ear; 3. I'm in Your House; 4. Our Day on the Mountain; 5. Evolve and Expand; 6. Para Parrot; 7. Our Fathers; 8. Not on Your Nelly; 9. Knowledge Porridge; 10. Princess Salami Socks.

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Article: Year in Review

Phil Barnes' Favourite Albums of 2015

Read "Phil Barnes' Favourite Albums of 2015" reviewed by Phil Barnes


I am grateful to All About Jazz for their continued loyalty and support for my writing during a difficult year when I learned some things about what David Sylvian called the 'banality of evil' that I'd rather not know. Musically the year in the UK was distorted by the London Jazz Festival in November, with many ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Nat Birchall: Invocations

Read "Nat Birchall: Invocations" reviewed by Phil Barnes


There is a feeling of a new beginning on this collection from Nat Birchall. Superficially the album is released on Henley-on-Thames' Jazzman records rather than Birchall's own Sound Soul and Spirit records, on which he released the wonderful World Without Form and classic Live in Larissa. More tangibly only Adam Fairhall on piano remains from those ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

The Weave: Knowledge Porridge

Read "The Weave: Knowledge Porridge" reviewed by Phil Barnes


Once there was a time when to be an individual meant pursuing self-realisation, working out who you were, how you felt about the world and what you believed for yourself. If that meant that say Thelonious Monk, Sun Ra or Charles Mingus were viewed as eccentrics then too bad, it was just how they were or ...

Album

The Weave

Label: Rufus Albino Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Thou Spak A Mouthful; Caresser Caress Her; Never Better; Hollie Dancer; The Ballad Of Bernard Swimmins; As Within; Cold, Wet and Sockless; Abram's Air; Apart From That Mrs Lincoln.

Video

The Ballad Of Bernard Swimmins

Featuring the music of The Weave
Duration: 05:14

Another classic tune from The Weave. Video directed by Blingmaster Mel. Performaces by Tilt Dance Liverpool
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Article: Album Review

The Weave: The Weave

Read "The Weave" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


From the perspective of an east of England jazz writer, it can seem like Manchester has the north east's jazz scene to itself, with Liverpool, its near neighbour, putting up little in the way of competition. It's not that Liverpool is un-musical--it is after all the home city of Gerry And The Pacemakers--but its impact on ...

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Video

As Within

Featuring the music of The Weave
Duration: 4:54

A jazz outfit from Liverpool called The Weave just released a new video for track 'As Within' from their album The Weave.

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