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Blue Note documentary: on your TV this evening

Stuck for something to watch on the box tonight if you are not out and about going to gigs or listening to records, that is? How about film maker Sophie...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 19 minutes.

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2019 Highlight: Hiromi

Spectrum, only the charismatic jazz-rock Japanese pianist Hiromi’s second solo piano release after Place to Be a decade ago, dazzled back in October. Tracks include ‘Mr. C.C.,’ an imaginary score...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 36 minutes.

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Track of the day: Riders by Kansas Smitty's

Much less trad-jazz than is their wont Kansas Smitty's change direction for a much more mature and characterful individualistic sound on this single released on Ever Records ahead of an...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 93 minutes.

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2019 Highlight: James Carter and Live From Newport Jazz

James Carter has become a 21st century Paul Gonsalves, not in playing style at all however, rather in the tradition of making an impact in Newport at the festival, where...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 2 hours.

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Pat Metheny Unity Group, Kin (←→), Nonesuch

From 2014. Extending the Unity Band can’t have been easy. The addition of Italian-born multi-instrumentalist Giulio Carmassi, a new star nothing if not versatile, credited as playing 11 instruments as...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 2 hours.

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Lee Konitz, Standards Live: At the Village Vanguard, Enja

From 2014. This is Lee Konitz with pianist Florian Weber, bassist Jeff Denson, and drummer Ziv Ravitz on a six-song set recorded at what many feel is the greatest jazz...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 3 hours.

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The Copasetics, Spice of Life, London / Andy Davies, Ronnie Scott’s

From 2015 + 2019 update. Two contrasting gigs, a sample of the veritable smörgåsbord of quality jazz available in Soho and central London more broadly on a random Wednesday night....

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 3 hours.

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Michael Blicher interview

Blicher Hemmer Gadd on tour this month in Ireland and the UK were quite extraordinary live as marlbank discovered at the Lost Lane in Dublin. Saxophonist Michael Blicher picks up...

Published: 15 Nov 2019. Updated: 3 hours.

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