Category Archives: Is That Jazz?

Millions of sounds to keep you up when you’re down…

REACHIN’ OUT TO THE COMMUNITY… HELP BRING ‘COLLOCUTOR’S ‘THE SEARCH ‘ TO LIFE!!

“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

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Memories of Rahsaan Roland Kirk & The film – ‘The Case Of The Three Sided Dream’

Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case Of The Three Sided Dream is a must-see documentary directed by Adam Kahan that gives us an insight into creative world of a wayward master musician. The music of Rahsaan Roland Kirk have travelled with … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF ‘ENLIGHTENMENT’… JULY 1st Union Chapel

OK Brothers & Sisters…. ‘Enlightenment’- an original composition penned by master flautist Rowland Sutherland with support from the PRSF and inspired by the spirit of John Coltrane – returns to the capital this summer and the Ensemble can’t wait to … Continue reading

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IS THAT JAZZ? Larry Young, Kalaparusha, Pat Patrick & The Baritone Saxophone Retinue, Jaimeo Brown….

Whaoah! I seem to have a lot of catching up to do as, sitting by the hi-fi, there’s a small mound of recent releases that deserve a few words…. Larry Young, Kalaparusha, Pat Patrick & The Baritone Saxophone Retinue, Jaimeo … 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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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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OUT NOW! Dogwoof present NAS: ‘Time is ILLMATIC’

OUT NOW on DVD and on demand – ‘Time is ILLMATIC’ Twenty years after its release, ‘Illmatic’ has become a hip-hop benchmark that encapsulates the socio-political outlook, enduring spirit, and collective angst of a generation of young black men searching … Continue reading

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