Tag Archives: Jazz

WAYNE & HERBIE: TALKIN’ LOUD & SAYING SOMETHING!

After decades of both collaboration and mutual respect, jazz legends Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock have penned an extraordinary and thought provoking open letter to the next generation of artists. It reflects their feelings on recent world events and how … Continue reading

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A FEW 2015 RELEASES THAT ARE STILL IN THE PLAY PILE!

A FEW 2015 RELEASES THAT ARE STILL IN THE PLAY PILE! AS WE’RE NOW IN 2016 I thought I’d stop prevaricating and just big up a few albums that were bought or sent to me in 2015 and have stayed … Continue reading

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MAGIC SCIENCE QUARTET meet BLACK TOP @ The Vortex

MAGIC SCIENCE QUARTET meet BLACK TOP @ The Vortex Dissappointed at not being unable to reach the I’klektik ArtLab in South London to hear the MAGIC SCIENCE QUARTET conjure up a live score to a vintage silent film that reinterpreted the mythological … Continue reading

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ALL MUSICS FOR ALL PEOPLES: STRATA meets CARHARTT

ALL MUSICS FOR ALL PEOPLES – Sound Of Detroit – Motor City Rhythms – Carhartt WIP has teamed up with DJ Amir Abdullah (of Kon & Amir) to assist with the creation of a modest Strata clothing collection plus a radio … Continue reading

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KAMASI WASHINGTON – The Epic: Sweeney Kovar interview

L.A. born and bred saxophonist Kamasi Washington has just sent shockwaves around the globe in the form of a 3CD album ‘The Epic’ which was released in the USA on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label and here on Ninja Tune. While … Continue reading

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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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Ornette Coleman: Somethin’ Else!!!

Got a text yesterday… “Ornette has gone”. At the age of 85 years old Pulitzer Prize winning master musician and composer, Ornette Coleman passed away due to cardiac arrest. His heart could take any more. The curtain on an era … Continue reading

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