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KAMASI WASHINGTON – The Epic: Sweeney Kovar interview

L.A. born and bred saxophonist Kamasi Washington has just sent shockwaves around the globe in the form of a 3CD album ‘The Epic’ which was released in the USA on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label and here on Ninja Tune. While … Continue reading

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FREEDOM! The Festival… Tony Kofi conjures Ornette, Xenicibis arrives & Black Top mash it up!

Next Monday – July 13th – will see the first FREEDOM! – The Art of Improvisation jam since the highly enlightening two day FREEDOM! Festival held at The Vortex in Dalston’s Gillett Square over the weekend of June 27/28th. The … Continue reading

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Ornette Coleman: Somethin’ Else!!!

Got a text yesterday… “Ornette has gone”. At the age of 85 years old Pulitzer Prize winning master musician and composer, Ornette Coleman passed away due to cardiac arrest. His heart could take any more. The curtain on an era … Continue reading

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BRIAN CASE presents ON THE SNAP : Three Decades of Snapshots from the World of Jazz Film & Crime Fiction

BRIAN CASE presents ON THE SNAP: Three Decades of Snapshots from the World of Jazz Film & Crime Fiction courtesy of Caught By The River It’s mid-week, mid-day and the sun is shining in Soho. Upon entering the customary gloom … Continue reading

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Daymé Arocena: The Spirit of Young Cuba @ St Pancras Old Church

Daymé Arocena launched her forthcoming debut album on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint in the intimate setting of St Pancras Old Church in front an audience charged with anticipation. Last night I ventured into hinterlands of Kings Cross in search of … Continue reading

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RICHARD WILLIAMS on ‘To Pimp A Butterfly: The Shape Of Jazz To Come?

I DON’T OFTEN RE-BLOG PIECES – and hope Richard doesn’t mind me lifting his piece from thebluemoment.com – but I was vibed-up by these open and thoughtful reflections on two of the most important albums of 2015. Richard is a … Continue reading

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SONNY ROLLINS at Montreux + KYOTOGRAPHIE 015 + KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET

Don’t you just love a good photo? This one comes via Shuya Okino’s instragram and it was taken by one Giussepe Pino at the Montreux Jazz Festival. It immediately had me rummaging through the vinyl for a trio of Sonny … Continue reading

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