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    • Saxophonist Trygve Seim shines at Oslo Jazz Fest

      Thursday 25-08-2016 14:44

      Saxophonist Trygve Seim shines at Oslo Jazz Fest  A fascinating ‘off-piste’ event at this densely packed six-day programme is a visit to Rainbow studio in an unprepossessing suburb of the Norwegian capital. A tour of the ‘live’ room and control booth in the company of master engineer Jan Erik Kongshaug is a...

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    • Duncan Eagles takes Ram Jam Club to new dimensions

      Thursday 25-08-2016 09:58

      Duncan Eagles takes Ram Jam Club to new dimensions Saxophonist Duncan Eagles is set to present a new weekly night at the Ram Jam Club at the Grey Horse pub in Kingston Upon Thames under the banner of Inventions & Dimensions. The venue has long hosted jazz nights and was where Eagles first launched his...

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    • Toots Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016)

      Monday 22-08-2016 15:06

      Toots Thielemans (29 April 1922 – 22 August 2016)In music, the award for the “most famous Belgian” probably goes to Jacques Brel, unless you count the birthplace of Django Reinhardt who was a member of the traveller community. It was Reinhardt who inspired Belgian-born Jean-Baptiste 'Toots' Thielemans in...

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    • Sloth Racket Autumn 2016 tour announced

      Monday 22-08-2016 14:47

      Sloth Racket Autumn 2016 tour announced  Genre-splitting UK heavy-hitters Sloth Racket stash their backpacks and hit the highroad for an Autumn tour following the release of their mightily impressive self-released debut, Triptych. Go see the incendiary quintet of Cath Roberts (baritone sax), Sam...

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    • Miles smiles at the latest Bootleg Series Vol 5: Freedom Jazz Dance

      Thursday 18-08-2016 15:35

      Miles smiles at the latest Bootleg Series Vol 5: Freedom Jazz DanceThe latest volume of the Columbia/Legacy’s Grammy award winning Miles Davis Bootleg Series, Miles Davis Quintet Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series Vol 5, has just been announced for release on 21 October, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the October...

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    • Kurt Elling says OKeh

      Wednesday 17-08-2016 12:35

      Kurt Elling says OKeh  Hot on the heels of his recent collaborative album with saxophonist Branford Marsalis, Upward Spiral, released on OKeh/Sony Music masterworks, the multi Grammy award-winning jazz singer and composer Kurt Elling has signed to OKeh. The acclaimed singer, who...

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    • It's not just mums that love Iceland: Einar Scheving and John Hollenbeck at Jazzhatid Reykjavik

      Wednesday 17-08-2016 11:55

      It's not just mums that love Iceland: Einar Scheving and John Hollenbeck at Jazzhatid Reykjavik  Displayed in shop windows all over the Icelandic capital Reykjavik are large format pictures of the footballers who made the nation proud at this year’s European Championship, as England, victims of these hardy giant killers, know only too well. And the...

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    • Nikki Yeoh and Cyrus Chestnut contrast key notes at Ronnie’s International Piano Trio Festival

      Tuesday 16-08-2016 15:51

      Nikki Yeoh and Cyrus Chestnut contrast key notes at Ronnie’s International Piano Trio Festival   The piano trio form is expanding in all sorts of directions these days, from the metric perambulations of Vijay Iyer to the deep Zen grooves of The Necks. At last night’s opening gig of the International Piano Trio Festival, a neat bit of programming...

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    • Bobby Hutcherson (27/01/41 – 15/08/16)

      Tuesday 16-08-2016 12:39

      Bobby Hutcherson (27/01/41 – 15/08/16)New sounds in jazz are in abundance by way of technology as well as technique, but it is important to recognise those who have extended the sonic range of the art form. Though mainly known as a brilliant vibraphonist, Bobby Hutcherson skillfully developed...

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    • Intakt Fest 2017's Inaugural Day Redux

      Friday 12-08-2016 14:00

      Intakt Fest 2017's Inaugural Day Redux Swiss label Intakt have announced a supreme showcase of Barry Guy-related turns for their forthcoming festival’s opening night which takes place at The Vortex on Sunday 16 April 2017. A celebration of the great bassist’s 70th birthday, these events will replace...

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