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Yazz Ahmed

Yazz Ahmed is a British-Bahraini trumpet player and composer who seeks to blur the lines between jazz, electronic sound design, bringing together the sounds of her mixed heritage. Her music has been described as ‘psychedelic Arabic jazz, intoxicating and compelling’. In recent years she has led her various ensembles in concerts around the UK and abroad, including performances in New York, Toronto, Kuwait, Algiers, Berlin, Köln, Paris, Istanbul, Tunis and Amsterdam, and at major festivals such as WOMAD, Molde Jazz, Pori Jazz and Love Supreme. Yazz has also recorded and performed with Radiohead, Lee Scratch Perry, Nile Rodgers, ABC, Swing Out Sister, Joan as Police Woman, Tarek Yamani, Amel Zen and toured the world with These New Puritans


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Hamiet Bluiett, A Coltrane Interview, Natural Info. Society, Veronica Swift

Read "Hamiet Bluiett, A Coltrane Interview, Natural Info. Society, Veronica Swift" reviewed by David Brown

Welcome friends and neighbors to The Jazz Continuum. Old, new, in, out... wherever the music takes us. Each week, we will explore the elements of jazz from a historical perspective. This week, let's celebrate the birth anniversary of Hamiet Bluiett; check out John Coltrane ending his time with Miles in an interview from Stockholm 1960; and ...


Article: Album Review

Ash Walker: Astronaught

Read "Astronaught" reviewed by Chris May

London DJ Ash Walker came to attention in 2019 with Aquamarine (Night Time Stories), a butterlicious mix of jazz, blues, soul, funk and dub reggae that was beyond categorisation. Astronaught is the follow-up, cut from the same cloth. Like its predecessor, it is by no stretch of the imagination a “jazz" album, however ...


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I Heart The Jazz With Strings Genre + Porgy & Bess

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I heart the jazz with strings genre. Tonight, the most bizarre of these records, the great Johnny Hodges with Lawrence Welk's Orchestra. We then check our coats at the famed Chicago supper club Mr. Kelly's for some vocals from Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day. Then, after a set of new releases including Chicago's Natural Information Society ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

A Fanfare of Trumpets from Yazz Ahmed to Bubber Miley + Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Band

Read "A Fanfare of Trumpets from Yazz Ahmed to Bubber Miley + Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Band" reviewed by David Brown

This week on the Jazz Continuum we get ready for Philly Shows with Helen Sung, Fieldwork and Craig Taborn. Live from Haverford College with Marian McPartland and Sun Ra. A fanfare of trumpets gather with Ruby Braff, Bubber Miley, Freddie Hubbard, Roy Eldridge, Yazz Ahmed and International Sweetheart of Rhythm Clora Bryant. We dig into a ...


Article: Multiple Reviews

Nubya Garcia & Shabaka Hutchings Meditate Together On Bitches Brew

Read "Nubya Garcia & Shabaka Hutchings Meditate Together On Bitches Brew" reviewed by Chris May

New releases from London doff the hat to two 20th century American masterpieces. Both of the new albums feature tenor saxophonists Nubya Garcia and Shabaka Hutchings, playing alongside each other and kicking up a storm alongside other luminaries of the London scene. The double album London Brew (Concord) is to be released on ...

Article: Radio & Podcasts

Mike Westbrook, Prince Lasha and More

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This show features several British jazz musicians such as Mike Westbrook and Yazz Ahmed. There is also music from Prince Lasha, Dan Pugach and Dave Douglas among others. Playlist Henry Threadgilll Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" from The Complete Novus & Columbia Recordings of Henry Threadgill & Air (Mosaic} 00:00 Schapiro ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Yazz Ahmed, Kansas Smitty's, Fabrizio Bosso, Vulfpeck & More New Releases

Read "Yazz Ahmed, Kansas Smitty's, Fabrizio Bosso, Vulfpeck & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week's edition revolves around tributes to composers, singers, songwriters, cities and... earworms! And a fascinating project by Brooklyn-based Dutch singer Vivienne Aerts celebrating jazz women and female pioneers of the cacao trade. Happy listening. PlaylistBen Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Yazz Ahmed “It for Chick" ...


Article: Live Review

Yazz Ahmed with Emel and Rabih Abou-Khalil at Barbican Hall

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Yazz Ahmed With Emel And Rabih Abou-Khalil Barbican Hall jny:London 13 December, 2022 The intersection of jazz and classical Arabic music, both of which have improvisation and rhythm at their core, has long been fertile ground for exploration. Tonight's concert featured two adepts in the field, the British-Bahraini trumpeter Yazz Ahmed ...

Article: Live Review

Rosa Brunello al Roma Jazz Festival

Read "Rosa Brunello al Roma Jazz Festival" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Rosa Brunello Roma Jazz Festival 2022 Auditorium Roma 7.11.2022 La contrabbassista Rosa Brunello è sicuramente uno dei talenti più interessanti emersi negli ultimi anni sulla scena jazz italiana. Al suo attivo ha cinque album, tre dei quali incisi per la CAMJazz, oltre a numerose collaborazioni come quella nel quartetto ...


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