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

KATE TEMPEST: Brand New Ancients on vinyl!

Kate Tempest’s ‘Brand New Ancients’ makes it onto on double-vinyl thanks to the dynamic audiophile obsessed duo at Gearbox Records. Back in September 2012 I penned a piece extolling the virtues of poet Kate Tempest’s seismic performance of her self-penned ‘Brand … Continue reading

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ED MOTTA : Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend – La Linea Festival On Tour.

“ED MOTTA is the DON” – Gilles Person. Brasilian jazz-funk/MPB legend, Ed Mott is on a debut UK tour April 3rd-9th 2014. Brasilian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ed Motta is a free spirited soul with serious chops and is the … Continue reading

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ANDREW WEATHERALL’S SOCIAL – THE HOUSE OF BARNABAS

Andrew Weatherall’s Social: The House of St Barnabas The House of St. Barnabas and Faber Social, in association with Festival No.6, are proud to present ANDREW WEATHERALL’S SOCIAL on Saturday 29 March 2014. Part of The House of St Barnabas’ … Continue reading

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NIGERIA’S WILLIAM ONYEABOR – Fantastic Man

NIGERIA’S WILLIAM ONYEABOR – ‘Fantastic Man’ – the documentary, the music and the concert…. Just discovered this via Noisey. You Need To Hear This is proud to present Fantastic Man’ – a documentary investigating reclusive Nigerian musician William Onyeabor, a … Continue reading

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Dr Yusef Abdul Lateef RIP : Gilles Peterson’s Tribute Mix Pt 1

Yusef Lateeef: Gilles Peterson’s Tribute Mix Pt 1…. DEEP! I’ve been meaning to do something on the master musician, Dr Yusef lateef, since his passing at the age of 93 in December 2013 and then Gilles Peterson rang me to … Continue reading

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SCREAM PRINT at FORMANS SMOKEHOUSE GALLERY

SCREAM PRINT at FORMANS SMOKEHOUSE GALLERY. After a little detour that skirted Victoria Park and with a little help from Gina Southgate’s ipad we finally we eventually found our way beneath the AI2 and arrived at the Forman’s Smokehouse Gallery … Continue reading

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FRESH! A few tunes to check out… Tori, Zara, Go Go, Burial….

FRESH! Some new music to check out that’s found a home in my current listening pile. First up, a bold 4 track trio EP,  from electric harpist Tori Handsley. I know Tori from the Freedom pure-improv jams where she turned … Continue reading

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Master Liu Fengcai & Gao Yi Sheng BaguaZhang

The Cheng School Gao Style BaguaZhang is a chunky, 392 page book on Bagua Zhang and it’s a labour of love on the part of the students of the Master Liu Fengcai – a disciple of the legendary Gao Yi … Continue reading

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LOOSE BOOTY: Milford Graves & Joe McPhee + Richard Hell + James Nares’ ‘Street’ feat Thurston Moore

LOOSE BOOTY: Milford Graves & Joe McPhee + Richard Hell + James Nares’ ‘Street’ feat Thurston Moore takes place at Rubloff Auditorium, the Art Institute of Chicago on Thursday, March 13, 7pm. This is a session! In celebration of Christopher … Continue reading

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Youth Consciousness : JA Xmas Day ’82

Just found this tucked inside a file of vintage scribblings…. Xmas Day… Irie!

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