Author Archives: Paul Brad

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner

RICHARD WILLIAMS on ‘To Pimp A Butterfly: The Shape Of Jazz To Come?

I DON’T OFTEN RE-BLOG PIECES – and hope Richard doesn’t mind me lifting his piece from thebluemoment.com – but I was vibed-up by these open and thoughtful reflections on two of the most important albums of 2015. Richard is a … Continue reading

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WORK IN PROGRESS: Carleen Anderson’s ‘Cage Street Memorial’

At the end of March I journeyed to Deptford’s Albany Theatre to experience a preview of Carleen Anderson’s forthcoming one woman show, entitled ‘Cage Street Memorial’. Though Carleen had described the piece to me as a musical I was not … Continue reading

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SONNY ROLLINS at Montreux + KYOTOGRAPHIE 015 + KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET

Don’t you just love a good photo? This one comes via Shuya Okino’s instragram and it was taken by one Giussepe Pino at the Montreux Jazz Festival. It immediately had me rummaging through the vinyl for a trio of Sonny … Continue reading

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COSMIC FLUSH PT. 2: FUTURA meets RAMMELLZEE

Rammellzee passed away in 2010, but before he left us he recorded his magnum opus, ‘Cosmic Flush’ with producer Jonah Mociun. Unreleased, eight years have passed. The collection of breakcore and speed metal-influenced rap tracks stand as a futuristic relic … Continue reading

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Human Rights Human Wrongs @ the Photographers Gallery

Last Thursday, we wandered into The Photographer’s Gallery in Soho to check two exhibitions – Charlotte Dumas’ Anima and The Widest Prairies and HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS. Upon entering HUMAN RIGHTS HUMAN WRONGS I was confronted with 316 original prints, … Continue reading

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THE FINAL CHAPTER: RAMMELLZEE – ‘COSMIC FLUSH’ / ‘Pt. 1 BRAINSTORM’

RAMMELLZEE: COSMIC FLUSH – Pt. 1 BRAINSTORM is released on the 30th March 2015 by Gamma Proforma and it comes hard on the heels of other mutually ambitious 21st century projects that inludes SHEONE’s BLACKATELIER, DIVINE STYLER’s ‘DEF MASK’ and … Continue reading

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A New Year Approaches – Enter The Four Dragons of Dao Yin

Enter The Four Dragons of Dao Yin – a set of Baguazhang related, moving, stretching exercises which focus on clearing the meridians and awakening the spine during the process of developing “internal skill”/Nei Gong – and our guide is the … Continue reading

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