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Jazz Is My Religion

JAZZ IS MY RELIGION… Scanning my mails I noticed that San Francisco based http://jazzybeatchick.com had posted a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. I decided to check it out. I’d once rung Ferlinghetti’s City Lights bookshop in the hope hustling a copy … Continue reading

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NEXUS-ONE WORLD MUSIC: What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?

Frederick Douglas’ famous speech ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’ provides the theme to the next Nexus – One World concert at St George’s Bloomsbury. The monthly Jazz Warriors International/Nexus – One World concerts at St George’s … Continue reading

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JAZZ WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL celebrates the life of EMILY WILDING DAVISON

THIS THURSDAY at St George’s Bloomsbury THE JAZZ WARRIORS INTERNATIONAL/Nexus celebrates the life of suffragette EMILY DAVISON – an unrepentently militant activist who, on June 4th 1913, stepped onto the racetrack at the Epsom Derby with the intention of disrupting … 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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