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FREEDOM! Last session of 2013

FREEDOM! Last session of 2013. It was the closing night of the Jazz Festival and there were some weary people in the house, seems like a lot of sessions had been taken on board from Wayne Shorter to Wadada Leo … Continue reading

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PAINTED PRINTED PLAYED @ Rich Mix

PAINTED PRINTED PLAYED! A VITAL SESSION… THIS THURSDAY 7th November… Swifty & I will be representing at the opening of this collective exhibition event, conceived and curated by freedom loving painter Gina Southgate. OK people.. there’s a £6.00 guest – … 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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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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ON THE FESTIVAL FRINGE…. BLACK TOP RISES IN DALSTON

Monday night and our destination is improv central – Cafe Oto – Dalston on the East side. We have gathered to hear BLACK TOP who, on this night, will feature six homegrown Master Musicians that continue to shape this thing … 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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JAZZ IN THE ROUND … a bit late but quick review

Having arrived a touch late we took in the first part of  Yazz Ahmed‘s set blind, from behind a curtain, but we were  immediately won over by the tone her flugel horn and the spacious interplay between stand-in vibraphone player … Continue reading

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