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Further impressions of Jazz Connective: audio

Welcome to marlbank. This week we were at Jazz Connective in Dublin. Listen to a few impressions on this stimulating 2-day pop-up festival held in Temple Bar.

Published: 14 Dec 2019. Updated: 38 minutes ago.

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Ian Shaw knows what's new: standards album in the offing

Characterful combination this, the great singer Ian Shaw along with hugely acclaimed tenor/soprano saxophonist Iain Ballamy – the Food ECM star, and in his early career part of Loose Tubes,...

Published: 13 Dec 2019. Updated: 14 hours ago.

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Jazz Connective: Irish Time in Dublin

Spread over two days held at the Project Arts Centre and the Ark in Temple Bar, Jazz Connective came to Dublin after Ljubljana, Łódź and Helsinki – with Birmingham, London...

Published: 13 Dec 2019. Updated: 18 hours ago.

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Angel Bat Dawid and Branford Marsalis figure among Rolling Stone pick of 2019

A time of year when many overviews appear. As the jazz scene is so huge and international can one overview succeed in even scratching the surface? Rolling Stone is typical...

Published: 12 Dec 2019. Updated: 19 hours ago.

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Steve Gadd for Sligo

Not many details so far but clearly booking Steve Gadd is a coup for the Sligo Jazz Project summer school and festival. The festival have put an early bird suitably...

Published: 11 Dec 2019. Updated: 31 minutes ago.

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Exodus, Pizza Express Jazz Club

First published in 2015. Moses Boyd led his four-piece Exodus for this largely standards-based winner’s gig that began with the young drummer’s composition ‘Axis Blue.’ Boyd told the audience later...

Published: 10 Dec 2019. Updated: 3 days ago.

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Moses Boyd double LP on the horizon

Celebrated for his work as one half of Binker and Moses and in the band of singer Zara McFarlane, look for drummer bandleader Moses Boyd's work as a leader on...

Published: 10 Dec 2019. Updated: 3 days ago.

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Down the Dusty road

Still too early for listing gigs of the year. However, the clear revelation of the year in terms of hearing someone live for the first time and certainly in my...

Published: 10 Dec 2019. Updated: 3 days ago.

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