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Category Archives: Is That Jazz?
Led by Peter Edwards, the New Civilisation Orchestra took on the music from Joni Mitchell’s classic ‘Hejira’ LP and the singer-songwriter’s collaboration with master bassist and composer Charles Mingus. Jihad Imroel-Quays Darwish & ESKA It was hard to say whether … Continue reading
On Sunday October 30 the WWFM crew gathered at the Brownswood studio to celebrate the last six years before signing off at midnight leaving the station on hiatus until a new era beckons. It took a few days to gather … Continue reading
THE CASIMIR CONNECTION: Tapping Into The Mysterious Force At the tail end of 2017 a friend invited me to experience a brace of new compositions written by saxophonist Diane McLoughlin at the Old Church in Stoke Newington in North London … Continue reading
BREAKIN’ CONVENTION 018 meets Jazz Re:freshed STORY BY TOM TIDNAM This interview with curator Jonzi D and MD/saxophonist Jason Yarde was done by Straight No Chaser scribe Tom Tidnam for #SNC99 but production dates slipped by and the mag was … Continue reading
Mali’s Trio Da Kali live in Stoke Newington Old Church Following a hectic array of interviews and live broadcasts including one from the Brownswood basement for https://worldwidefm.net/ Mali’s Trio Da Kali arrived in the Old Church on Stoke Newington Church … Continue reading
TWO NIGHTS: CHICAGOXLONDON – International Anthem Meets London’s Nu-skool @ Total Refreshment Centre ….
CHICAGOXLONDON – International Anthem Meets London’s Nu-skool @ Total Refreshment Centre in Stoke Newington, London. Above: Ben LeMar Gay pic: Petra Eujane This collision between Chicago’s International Anthem crew and a host of London’s nu-generation-nu-jazz innovators was guaranteed to throw … Continue reading
CAFE OTOproudly come with Release 100 (!!!) CAFE OTO are supa-pleased to make the Jamal Moss non-stop 6 hour New Year DJ set available for FREE! Half the night came out as a double cassette dubbed "The Hieroglyphic Being Experience … Continue reading
Talkin’ All That Jazz: Millions of sounds to keep you up when you’re down…. Musically, the summer of 2017 is looking good. Very good! Especially when it comes down to the emergence of an inspiring new generation of powerful young … Continue reading
From the Cabo Verde archipelago we travel to Haiti with Paris based Nigerian master drummer Tony Allen for another Afro Futurist meltdown before heading off to Cuba… The Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra‘s album is a meeting of minds and deep rhythmic … Continue reading
“Collector is an opportunity to explore musically all the cultural connections which are part of being a human being, particularly in the 21st century, in somewhere like London, where you do meet everyone from everywhere. If you’re open-minded you’ll have … Continue reading