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Article: Live Review

Whiplash In Concert At Barbican Hall

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Multiquarium Big Band Barbican Hall Whiplash in Concertjny:London July 4, 2024 Studying at a music conservatoire can stifle an aspiring young jazz musician, and to inhabit for a moment the world of the Whiplash baddie Professor Terence Fletcher, there are times when one might wish it stifled more of ...

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Article: Live Review

Arthur Verocai With Nu Civilisation Orchestra At Barbican Hall

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Arthur Verocai with Nu Civilisation Orchestra Barbican Hall Arthur Verocaijny:London June 28, 2024 To begin where the evening ended, it surely must be that the phenomenal standing ovation which concluded Arthur Verocai's concert was the most tumultuous ever heard in Barbican Hall. It was loud enough literally to hurt the ...

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Phil Robson Organ Trio At Flowerfield Arts Centre

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Phil Robson Organ Trio Flowerfield Arts Centre Portstewart, N. Ireland June 29, 2024 Is there an ideal time to catch a band on tour? At the start, when the musicians are fresh and there is the excitement of material still being shaped, or at the end when there may be ...

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Article: Play This!

Hill Collective: Tonal Prophecy

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Improvisation meets The Wizard of Oz. Sun Ra meets a community choir vibe. Saxophone, trombone, and trumpet shake the ceiling, and the electric bass takes us into some kind of rhumba. Hill Collective from Brighton, UK, has something to tell us. There is a hip vibe to this. Accessibility is visible, as is the accuracy of ...

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Article: Interview

Meilana Gillard: Adventures In Sound

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To nurture a sound on one's instrument--a personal voice--that is instantly recognizable, is not necessarily easy. It can be especially hard if following in a line of historical heavy hitters. Meilana Gillard, the Ohio-raised, Northern Ireland-based tenor saxophonist has been compared to Johnny Hodges, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins, Joe Lovano and Branford ...

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David Preston Trio At Magy's Farm

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David Preston Trio Magy's Farm Dromara, N. Ireland May 25, 2024 In the same week that guitarist David Preston brought his trio to Ireland, two historic events served as reminders that jazz can mean very different things to different people. Firstly, news came of the July launch of a previously unreleased ...

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Article: Live Review

Speakers Corner Quartet At Barbican Hall

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Speakers Corner Quartet + Guests Barbican Hall Travels Over Feeling: The Music Of Arthur Russell jny:London May 25, 2024 Introducing Travels Over Feeling: The Music Of Arthur Russell from the stage, Tom Lee, Arthur Russell's surviving partner, said, “There are probably more people here tonight than ever saw Arthur ...

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News: Recording

Titus Maz Drops Sensational New Album 'The Way You Like It': A Contemporary Jazz Emotional Voyage

Titus Maz Drops Sensational New Album 'The Way You Like It': A Contemporary Jazz Emotional Voyage

Titus Maz, an innovative force in the jazz world, unveils his latest masterpiece, The Way You Like It. This album is a rich tapestry of contemporary jazz, woven with threads of Latin, Bossa, and Samba grooves, and is an emotional voyage through Titus Maz's vivid experiences and diverse influences. The genesis of The Way You Like ...

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Article: Live Review

George Colligan Quartet At Magy's Farm

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George Colligan Quartet Magy's Farm Dromara, N. Ireland May 8, 2024 Ordinarily the words George Colligan and Dromara would not belong in the same sentence. Colligan is one of the world's great modern jazz pianists. Dromara is a small village and sparsely populated townland in the County Down hills that ...

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Article: Live Review

Shabaka Hutchings At Barbican Hall

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Shabaka Hutchings Barbican HallPerceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its GraceLondon May 9, 2024 Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes ... London's Shabaka Hutchings has become best known for his incendiary open-the-gates work on tenor saxophone with Sons Of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming and the South African-based Shabaka & The Ancestors. But ...


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