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Offset by Portico Quartet [Video]

Portico Quartet: capturing "the identity of the quartet, about the records we’ve made before, and the memory of them” - Video 'Offset' from Memory Stream...

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Well Hi There Jazztronica

The new EP captures the essence of what made Xover so memorable while also pushing the Blue Lab Beats sonic into new territory. ...

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Islington – Where The Alligators Grow So Mean

This wonderful intoxicating album of bluesy-cajun-jazzy mash unashamedly gargles with its influences from Irish, German, African and Native American....

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Derek Bailey on Improvisation

"For listeners unfamiliar with experimental music, Derek Bailey's distinctive style can be challenging." - Wikipedia on Derek Bailey. But by all means make up your own mind...

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Deepcut Jazz: George Barnes

Jazz innovator who brought happiness to complex composition: George Barnes...

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What’s in Graham Massey’s Toolshed?

The eclectic, revolving lineup that is Graham Massey's Toolshed Collective make a rare Preston appearance at UCLAN's Media Factory, as part of Preston Jazz & Improvisation Festival...

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Walls Come Tumblin’: Jenny & The Mexicats

Anglo-Madri-Mexi, Sinuous and Sexy - Jenny & the Mexicats hit the Con Club in Lewes...

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Take a Pew. Piano Day, Union Chapel

Piano, Grime, Jazz and Dance at the Union Chapel, London. ...

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Loitered Lens: Robert Glasper

Images of a bona fide musical genius at London's Koko...

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Loitered Lens: Soweto Kinch

Evocative imagery from the launch of Soweto Kinch's Nonagram album at the Camden Roundhouse...

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We Name This Album Nonagram (Soweto Kinch, Roundhouse)

Entrancing sonic patterns and iconic imagery: Soweto Kinch's album launch at the Roundhouse...

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Into The Lesser-Charted Waters of Jazz/Prog/Ambient: Duski

Prog rock, jazz and ambient sounscapes in an impressive debut album...

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Sonic Space Opera via a Magic Machine (An Endless Sporadic)

Eclectic and Experimental, An Endless Sporadic's sonic space opera recalls the great Zappa...

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Everything is nothing but mind: Interview with Jah Wobble

Iconic bassist and composer Jah Wobble talks music, spirituality and politics...

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In My Solitude at Union Chapel (Branford Marsalis)

Innovative and improvisational, Branford Marsalis plays In My Solitude at London's Union Chapel...

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Jazz Powerhouse? It’s all (kinda) in the name (Jasmine Power)

omething old, something new, something borrowed, something blue… or so the saying goes. I realise this seems somewhat out of context as we’re not talking marriage, but trust me, these...

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Vomit, Velour and Quizzical Quips at Islington Assembly Hall (Barry Adamson)

Fresh from collaborations with luminaries as bright as Nick Cave and David Lynch, Barry Adamson blends the genres onstage in Islington. Review...

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Tous Ensemble, Melody Gardot at the Southbank

Uncancelled and unbowed. A review of Melody Gardot at London's Southbank the night after the Bataclan...

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Barbican Babel (Terence Blanchard and the E-Collective, live)

Bemusement ensues at the London Jazz Festival, as jazz legend Terence Blanchard gets lost in the E-Collective. ...

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Everyone Needs a Music Mentor

Celebrating those hand-waving friends who are always drumming on tables...

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David Sinclair Jazz Photography, Royal Albert Hall

Retrospective exhibition of one of Europe’s most highly collected jazz and music photographers...

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Gallic Charm and Gypsy Jazz at the 100 Club (Florence Joelle)

Allo, allo? Exuding Gallic je ne sais quoi at the 100 Club, Florence Joelle regrets nothing...

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Looking up in Awe. Jaga Jazzist discusses Starfire

Building a new instrument? No. I haven’t through about that, but it might be interesting…. ...

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A saxophone short, but mesmerising nonetheless [Knifeworld]

Psychedelic grooves, Zappa-style horn arrangements, intertwining guitar and bassoon lines, and layered vocal harmonies....

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Trebuchet Talks

Trebuchet Talks: an irregular event exploring Art & mystery—and a monthly podcast! ...

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Fasten your fascinators, Swingamajig is landing

An eclectic line up boasting not only the Electric Swing Circus, but a whole host of seriously crowd rousing beats...

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Red Ink and Difficult Happiness [Beth Hart]

This has been the most difficult, the most scary experience I’ve had writing and making a record and I know why. It’s because I was scared....

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An undercurrent of groove and funk… gone dull. [Polar Bear]

Two tracks in, and the band departs to leave the irritatingly named Leafcutter John to give the audience a few minutes of meandering ambient nonsense....

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Cafe OTO Call/Response invocations [Zun Zun Egui]

Add some Mauritian sunshine with Zun Zun Egui's unique blend of roots, jazz and shoegaze...

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Someone we all thought was cool. [Johnny Marr on Chris Spedding]

he name Chris Spedding is likely to garner blank looks or ardent admiration, depending on your conversation partner. While he hasn’t shown up regularly on the lists of major guitar gods since the...

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