Tag Archives: Gilles Peterson

FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PULPIT – Lonnie Holley

Scanning through various “Best Of…” end of year selections I came across this track by Lonnie Holley. It was included in Gilles Peterson’s annual selection for on-line mag Dummy and that in turn sent me off to Bandcamp and the … Continue reading

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THE RETURN OF GALLIANO

THE RETURN OF GALLIANO came a big surprise to many including, former Talkin’ Loud label boss, Gilles Peterson, who hosted their recent performance at the House Of St Barnabus alongside Denai Moore and Reginald Omas-Mamode IV. The concluding session to … Continue reading

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Autumn at the House Of St Barnabas: Gilles Peterson presents…

Autumn at the House Of St Barnabas kicked of in the Chapel with an evening curated by BBC6 Music’s Gilles Peterson and the Brownswood crew. It was three the hard way – acoustic stylee. The House Of St Barnabas is … Continue reading

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Dr Donald Byrd with The Mizell Brothers Live at Montreux 1973

THE BAND: Donald Byrd (tp,flhrn) Fonce Mizell (tp) Allan Barnes (fl,ts) Nathan Davis (sop,ts) Larry Mizell (synt) Kevin Toney (el-p) Barney Perry (el-g) Henry Franklin (el-b) Keith Killgo (d,vcl) Ray Armando (cga,perc). Live, Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 5, … Continue reading

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THE ROOM WITH A VIEW: Shuya Okino’s Tokyo Runnings

My relationship with Japan goes back to the mid Eighties and one my earliest friendships on the club scene was with Shuya Okino of the Kyoto Jazz Massive. I have fond memories of That Fuss Was Us playing in their … Continue reading

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EXTRORDINARY JOE : Terry Callier Passes To Other Side

There are some people that once you’ve met them you never forget them. Terry Callier was one of them. I first saw Terry perform at the Jazz Cafe in Camden Town and those gathered were there to pay their respects … 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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THE DEEP JAZZ QUIZ. from the Steve Reid Foundation ‘Lions of Judah’ launch party.

OK people… last Monday saw the Steve Reid Foundation launch for Emanative and Ahmed Abdullah’s reworking of Steve’s  ‘Lions Of Judah’ – a tremendous  12″ single that deserves a place in any discerning music headz xmas stocking! It was in … Continue reading

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