Tag Archives: Free Jazz

FREEDOM! Pt.1: A Stereophonic-Supply “Mixtape”

Just posted the first of a what’s planned to be a series of deep jazz “mixtapes” for our Stereophonic-Supply.co set up. Having been diggin’ for tunes to play at the FREEDOM! session at Charlie Wright’s Int. Bar in Hoxton (4th … Continue reading

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NADJIB LE FLEURIER: IMAGES OF IMPROVISATION

I first encountered Nadjib Le Fleurier at FREEDOM!, our Sunday night pure improv-jam session at Charlie Wright’s and these are selection of shots that materialised from the second session which featured a host of players and singers. In house were … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL JAZZ 4: Sahib Shihab, Don Cherry, Albert Ayler, Frank Wright…..Jazzman do it again!

The latest in episode in Jazzman’s Spiritual Jazz series digs deep into the archives of numerous European record labels to reveal a brace of gems recorded by African American master musicians like Sahib Shihab, Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Sun Ra, … Continue reading

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FREEDOM! “In composition you have all the time you want to decide what to say in 15 seconds, in improvisation you have 15 seconds.” (Steve Lacy)

It’s  a freezing cold Sunday night and as I waited at the bus stop, weighed down by a bag of vinyl, I had to wonder who would brave the weather and venture to Hoxton for the launch of our FREEDOM … Continue reading

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THE ART OF IMPROVISERS… LAST CALL for 7UP!

It was way back in the hazy mists of time that I initially encountered the art of what’s become European “improv”. I’m sure they didn’t call it that back then but it was a very feisty and British take on … Continue reading

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Sacred Music & The Art Of Freedom

If you are a regular at Jazz In The Round you’ll be familiar with the artworks of Gina Southgate. We were fortunate enough to have Gina in The Chapel at Sacred Music: Sacred Spaces  and here’s a lovely portrait of … Continue reading

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SPATIAL A.K.A.: A Night To Remember!

Spatial A.K.A. … London Jazz Festival… I don’t know if this will work but here’s the notes I was prompted to scribble during what turned out be an extraordinary and incredibly inspiring three hour concert… Cacophony of Horns.  Weaving though … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman: Trane, Ornette… the Underground Railroad 2011

Thanks to a facebook post from the ever fantastic Cassandra Wilson I’ve latched onto Harriet Tubman – the dynamic trio of Brandon Ross (who plays with Cassandra. Wadada Leo Smith…), the prolific Melvin Gibbs (Defunkt, Decoding Society, Punk Funk All … Continue reading

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