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Tommy Halferty

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Article: Album Review

Larry Coryell: Larry Coryell's Last Swing With Ireland

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In his latter life, Larry Coryell was a frequent visitor to Ireland, where he would invariably hitch up with bassist David Redmond and drummer Kevin Brady, the esteemed rhythm team for the likes of Tommy Halferty, Bill Carrothers, Norma Winstone and Ian Shaw. In May 2016, during Coryell's last trip to Ireland, he entered Dublin's Hellfire ...

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Tommy Halferty Invites Norma Winstone

Label: Jazz On The Terrace
Released: 2019
Track listing: Dienda; Lullaby of the Leaves; This is For Us to Share; Leo Estante Num Estante; Out of Nowhere; A Taste of Honey; Step for Lara; Double Rainbow; Long Ago and Far Away; Wrong is Right; A Nice Idea.

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Article: Album Review

Tommy Halferty & Norma Winstone: Tommy Halferty Invites Norma Winstone

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Though the collaboration between Irish guitarist Tommy Halferty and English singer Norma Winstone goes back twenty five years, this, surprisingly, is the duo's debut recording. That it came about at all is thanks to the lever pulling of Irish jazz impresario Allen Smith, who first brought Winstone across the pond in the early 1990s. Winstone and ...

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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

Bray Jazz Festival 2018

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Bray Jazz Festival Various Venues jny:Bray, Ireland May 4-6, 2018 From the hilltop vantage point the Irish Sea lies veiled under a blanket of thick mist. Greystones, five miles to the right, birthplace of the great Christy Doran, peeks out, seemingly floating above the misty clouds like a Roger ...

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Article: Album Review

Aleka Potinga: Aleka

Read "Aleka" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Aleka is the eponymous debut EP--and stage-name--of Alexandra-Ioana Potinga, a Romanian jazz vocalist and cellist based in Dublin. Aleka performs in several bands, as vocalist in Tommy Halferty's Camus Jazz and as cellist/backing vocalist with Ruba Shamshoum. This outing features her working band at time of recording (bassist Barry Donohue has since replaced Kevin Higgins) on ...

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Article: Profile

Improvised Music Company: Orbital Pathways, Gravitational Pull

Read "Improvised Music Company:  Orbital Pathways, Gravitational Pull" reviewed by Ian Patterson


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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Burkina

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Algiers la Blanche; Norma and Kenny; D42; One for Annie; Airflight; Paramour; She’s a Woman; Jala a la Montuno; Now I Know.


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