Category Archives: Deep stuff

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Enlightenment – A Love Supreme @ James Lavelle’s Meltdown

Enlightenment – A Re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s Love Supreme  touched down on the Southbank on the final day of James Lavelle’s Meltdown. It was a glorious mid-summer’s day, there was rave kicking off on the river bank terrace and Enlightenment … Continue reading

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JOURNEY TO THE ONE @ The House Of St Barnabas

JOURNEY TO THE ONE @ The House Of St Barnabas is a summer series of “jazz” sessions curated by myself, in the spirit of Straight No Chaser, that aims to musically span the spiritual, the cosmic and the global. First … Continue reading

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BYRON WALLLEN: HOMAGE TO BILAL

BYRON WALLLEN: HOMAGE TO BILAL AT NEXUS at St Georges Bloomsbury. It was another fabulous night at St Georges and Byron, who is one of my favourite musicians of all time, played this deep majestic Gnawa influenced tribute to Bilal … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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HOMAGE TO MOSES TAIWA MOLELEKWA

This homage to pianist MOSES TAIWA MOLELEKWA on Soundcloud came to me via the very excellent Chimurenga crew and it has been created by a most interesting Jo’burg DJ and cultural activist, Mma Tseleng. It was during the Straight No … Continue reading

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Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin: Hustler’s Convention 40th Anniversary

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin presented ‘Hustler’s Convention’ 40th Anniversary at the Jazz Cafe in London on Monday night and the “Godfather Of Rap” blew us all away – including the High Priest of P Funk, George Clinton. Despite the miserable weather, … Continue reading

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ANTHONY JOSEPH & MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO seize the ‘TIME’

ANTHONY JOSEPH & MESHELL NDEGEOCELLO seize the ‘TIME’ on his brand new album. A couple of nights ago I popped Anthony Joseph’s new CD, ‘Time’, into the player. I am already a fan of this poet/ novelist/educator’s spoken word adventures  … Continue reading

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