Erkin Cavus and Reentko Dirks, Istanbul 1900, Traumton ****

Beyond genre towards ''world music'' reminiscent perhaps of the approach of Nic Meier a little and also to the heart of the matter Anouar Brahem's wondrous Blue Maqams a few years ago with Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Django Bates as points of …

Published: 20 Sep 2021. Updated: 36 days.

Beyond genre towards ''world music'' reminiscent perhaps of the approach of Nic Meier a little and also to the heart of the matter Anouar Brahem's wondrous Blue Maqams a few years ago with Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Django Bates as points of intersection. Guitarists Erkin Cavus and Reentko Dirks delve into the momentous cityscape and culture of Istanbul touching on the tiny detail that is as magical as the effects of dopamine on the brain. Of an age before all of us were born east and west come together in some delicious harmony and a certain tristesse inspired by images of the photographer Ara Güler. It's all too beautiful. Out on Friday.

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Cherise, Liane Carroll and Julian Siegel in the Brighton jazz festival line-up: click for more plus dates & handy link

Brighton jazz festival Palace Pier shows include in the ticketed line-up appearances by Julian Siegel, the great Liane Carroll, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Howes3, Jackson Mathod‍, Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory, Cherise‍, top, Terry Seabrook …

Published: 20 Sep 2021. Updated: 37 days.

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Brighton jazz festival Palace Pier shows include in the ticketed line-up appearances by Julian Siegel, the great Liane Carroll, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Howes3, Jackson Mathod‍, Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory, Cherise‍, top, Terry Seabrook quintet and Qow Trio. Wiggy, aka London out of Nottingham sax ace Julian Siegel, is on flying form on John McLaughlin's recent Liberation Time on the dazzling 'Right Here, Right Now, Right On' and is a must if you haven't bowled up to hear him before. Cherise, grounded in the very sophisticated 1980s soul and quiet storm of Anita Baker, is just about the best jazz singer of her generation out of the UK at the moment. Free events include Fisher & Rae, an emerging talent showcase, the Jazz Futures Sax Quintet, New Generation Jazz Youth Orchestra and Adrian Kendon & the Bopstars Runs from 29 September-3 October.