Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory, Eliud, Banger Factory Records ****

The swinging Freddie Hubbard-esque 'Eliud' from hard bopper Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory's upcoming Arashi No Ato (''After The Storm'') is today's sparkling track of the day and the best new piece heard on d'blog all week. Notable solos on …

Published: 8 Sep 2021. Updated: 10 days.

The swinging Freddie Hubbard-esque 'Eliud' from hard bopper Mark Kavuma and the Banger Factory's upcoming Arashi No Ato (''After The Storm'') is today's sparkling track of the day and the best new piece heard on d'blog all week. Notable solos on the deeply mellow night timer are gorgeous from guitarist Artie Zaitz and digging in tenderly trombonist Trevor Edwards. Kavuma himself is an elegant presence feeding through. Best of all is a joy to hear David Mrakpor who already has greatness written all over him whatever instrument he plays whether comping or breaking free here on vibes. The album itself is out next week on Kavuma's new Banger Factory Records label.

Kavuma and the Banger Factory play Ronnie Scott's on Thursday 7 October

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Aeolian includes a recording of the last public performance by Keith Tippett

Two-piano concert recording Aeolian from free improvisers Keith Tippett and Matthew Bourne, cover above, is new on Sheffield label Discus Music in October. The album includes Tippett's last performance which was recorded at Islington's Union Chapel …

Published: 8 Sep 2021. Updated: 10 days.

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Two-piano concert recording Aeolian from free improvisers Keith Tippett and Matthew Bourne, cover above, is new on Sheffield label Discus Music in October. The album includes Tippett's last performance which was recorded at Islington's Union Chapel in 2019. Next month also sees a celebration of Tippett, who died last year, in Bristol on 1 and 2 October.