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Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin: Hustler’s Convention 40th Anniversary

Jalaluddin Mansur Nuriddin presented ‘Hustler’s Convention’ 40th Anniversary at the Jazz Cafe in London on Monday night and the “Godfather Of Rap” blew us all away – including the High Priest of P Funk, George Clinton. Despite the miserable weather, … 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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Dr Martin Luther King Jnr: Assassinated 45 years ago today… April 4th 1968.

TONIGHT WE WILL CELEBRATE the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jnr at Nexus – One World at St. George’s Bloomsbury. A Jazz Warriors Int. co-production it will be hosted by Bonnie Greer and the concert will feature … 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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THE JOURNEY : JOHN COLTRANE’S ‘A LOVE SUPREME’ & A SUMMER SOLTICE ALIGNMENT OF SPIRITUAL FORCES

It seems a long time ago that Jason Jules and myself began to explore the potential of a concept – Sacred Music : Sacred Spaces. Back then our sights were  fixed on Spitalfields, an area that encompasses Brick Lane and … Continue reading

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Deep In The Chapel… Visions of A Love Supreme

With only a week to go before we premiere the re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’ the vibe and the anticipation is building. After a long period of writing flautist Rowland Sutherland has been busy adding swathes of sound … Continue reading

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SUMMER SOLSTICE: SACRED MUSIC – SACRED SPACES: A LOVE SUPREME

Fresh back from NZ and it’s kicking in … BIG TIME! Everybody involved with our modest little Chaser Productions set-up is hyped with the imminent performance of  Sacred Music – Sacred Spaces: A Re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme’. Sacred … 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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JAZZ WARRIORS 2011: A Manifesto for change!

It all began with an vexing and frustrating incident at Ronnie Scott’s involving the UK’s premier jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss. A Facebook post by Cleveland sparked of the Facebook group “When Are We Going To See More Black UK Jazz … Continue reading

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