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FREEDOM! The Festival… Tony Kofi conjures Ornette, Xenicibis arrives & Black Top mash it up!

Next Monday – July 13th – will see the first FREEDOM! – The Art of Improvisation jam since the highly enlightening two day FREEDOM! Festival held at The Vortex in Dalston’s Gillett Square over the weekend of June 27/28th. The … Continue reading

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JAZZ WARRIORS 2011: A Manifesto for change!

It all began with an vexing and frustrating incident at Ronnie Scott’s involving the UK’s premier jazz vocalist Cleveland Watkiss. A Facebook post by Cleveland sparked of the Facebook group “When Are We Going To See More Black UK Jazz … Continue reading

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What’s the Word: ACID Jazz… LIVE at Dingwalls… Rescued from the vaults!

Here’s a rough & ready little gem of a movie that film editor Paul Bates found in his archive. Acid Jazz… the word! It’s 30 minutes long and 21 years old. This brought back a few memories. According to Paul, … Continue reading

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SOON COME!

Just a quick piece to follow up the Tomorrow’s Warriors meet Steve Williamson story…. Saturday night at the Purcell Room was a touch special. First of all, I need to give Gary Crosby a heads up for the work that … Continue reading

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Steve Williamson: Enigmatic Jazz Warrior meets Tomorrow’s Warriors

Having orchestrated a number of features on stellar saxophonist Steve Williamson in Straight No Chaser and been instrumental in taking his band, That Fuss Was Us’ to play in Japan, I have no qualms in saying that I am a … Continue reading

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Talvin Singh: Drum & Space 2011

OVER A DECADE HAS ELAPSED since East London tabla-tonics master, Talvin Singh, graced the cover of the 10th anniversary issue of Straight No Chaser having notched up a Mercury Award for his ‘OK’ album. During that 10 year period the … Continue reading

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