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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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Steve Reid Foundation & Brownswood launch Emanative’s ‘The Light Years of Darkness’

The buzz on this project has bee building quietly and the Steve Reid Foundation and Brownswood are delighted to announce the release of Emanative’s album ‘The Light Years of Darkness’ featuring a host of talents from Earl Zinger, Idris Ackamore, … Continue reading

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CARNIVAL WEEKEND: JAZZ RE-FEST 2014

CARNIVAL WEEKEND: JAZZ RE-FEST II kicks off at The Flyover in Ladbroke Grove. After the success of the 1st JAZZ RE:FEST last year, the Jazz re:freshed crew have answered the call to do it all again this year and the … Continue reading

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FRESH! A few tunes to check out… Tori, Zara, Go Go, Burial….

FRESH! Some new music to check out that’s found a home in my current listening pile. First up, a bold 4 track trio EP,  from electric harpist Tori Handsley. I know Tori from the Freedom pure-improv jams where she turned … Continue reading

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ZARA McFARLANE: Visions from the Eastside, Back-a-Yard Reflections and Meditations on a MOBO

Dropped into the BME at the 02 last night. Along with a hundred-or -so  other like minded souls I enjoyed a nicely structured discussion on the impact The Wailers 1973 debut LP for Island Records – ‘Catch A Fire’ – … Continue reading

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COOL BREEZE! HAVANA meets DMZ’s Mala

Despite rejecting ’nuff offers of projects over the years something about Gilles Peterson’s Cuba project f elt right!  The results of their visits to Havana and beyond are now beginning to surface… here’s a taste… “I was totally out of … Continue reading

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DEEP JAZZZ QUIZ…. How did you do?

The DEEP JAZZ QUIZ was posted on Dec 15th and as I’ve said… a lot of the answers to those deeper questions were to be found in the back issues of Straight No Chaser….  others, are for some people, common … Continue reading

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