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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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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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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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STRATA – DETROIT: Give a helping hand – 10 days to go

Strata Records owner Barbara Cox will lose her home and unreleased Strata master tapes with it, if she doesn’t pay $6700 in real estate taxes by January 20th. “I am writing you to ask for your help, urgently, with something … Continue reading

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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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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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Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers suite: THE No.1 Gig Of The London Jazz Festival

Wadada Leo Smith’s Ten Freedom Summers suite: THE No.1 Gig Of The London Jazz Festival Cafe Oto is proud to present the European premiere of legendary trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith’s phenomenal large-scale masterwork – the complete ‘Ten Freedom Summers’ suite. … 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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TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT

TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT is the focus of a forthcoming autobiography co-written with saxophonist/writer Michael E Veal. Tony Allen: An Autobiography Of The Master Drummer Of Afrobeat is out in September and Tony has got together with saxophonist/writer … 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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