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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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TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT

TONY ALLEN: MASTER DRUMMER OF AFROBEAT is the focus of a forthcoming autobiography co-written with saxophonist/writer Michael E Veal. Tony Allen: An Autobiography Of The Master Drummer Of Afrobeat is out in September and Tony has got together with saxophonist/writer … Continue reading

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TROUBLE OVER HERE… TROUBLE OVER THERE… TROUBLE ALL OVER THIS ATMOSPHERE

“For out-and-out Funk, it does NOT get better than this!” proclaimed percussionist/deejay Snowboy after Friday night’s triumphant return of Washington DC’s Trouble Funk to London town. Having already waxed lyrical about that most memorable encounter with Trouble Funk on the … Continue reading

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TROUBLE FUNK EXPRESS: They’re comin’… They’re comin’ … They’re comin’….

It was back at the dawn of the Eighties that Washington DC’s Trouble Funk rolled into London town and “dropped the bomb” on the London crew. It’s hard to explain but anticipation had reached the fever pitch and was set … Continue reading

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Jazz re:freshed: Mau Mau-ing the Flak Catchers

When I launched this blog, one thing I had on my list was Jazz re:freshed. There’s a whole heap of words been written on-line, in recent times, about the UK jazz scene so I thought a nice “little” on-line interview with … Continue reading

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Something for the weekend… Gilles Peterson meets Ross Allen… the podcast!

Having penned the liner notes to Gilles P’s latest offering… ‘Masterpiece’ …from the Ministry Of Sound I was most happy to see GP has got together with my good friend, the ever feisty and seriously deep music fan’ Ross Allen … Continue reading

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RADICAL BIZNIZ: FELA ANIKULAPO KUTI LIVE at GLASTONBURY 1984 – FULL SET!

Dunno how long this will be up here… check it while you can… Glastonbury was mega unfashionable back then… it was small and when darkness dropped it dropped. Fela & Afrika 70 look truly spectacular… what a horn section… tremendous … Continue reading

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