Most read 23-29 May

This week these 5 marlbank stories were most read overall: Django Bates ballet of signs Babel premiere in Munich reviewed Swing on This Opus 5 album review The current, euphonious, no 1 jazz & blues chart album Entre eux deux reviewed Five-star …

Published: 29 May 2022. Updated: 38 days.

Dance yourself Dizzy - June release for Trevor Watkis Routes in Jazz ace hard bop homage to a Jamaican jazz master

Hard boppers and Blue Note heads rejoiced in 2019 at the Dizzy Reece Routes In Jazz Group tribute which toured that year in the UK and in New York. The Kingston, Jamaica, trumpeter Reece (born in 1931) made jazz history with the release in 1959 …

Published: 29 May 2022. Updated: 38 days.

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Hard boppers and Blue Note heads rejoiced in 2019 at the Dizzy Reece Routes In Jazz Group tribute which toured that year in the UK and in New York. The Kingston, Jamaica, trumpeter Reece (born in 1931) made jazz history with the release in 1959 of the classic Tony Hall produced Blues in Trinity a rarity for Blue Note given that it was recorded in London by a British producer.

And they will rejoice again next month word to the wise as The Music of Dizzy Reece certainly finds the erstwhile MOBO-nominated Lineage and Mulgrew Miller-influenced London pianist Trevor Watkis in fine form with expat fellow Londoner Ralph Moore, Josh Evans, Dezron Douglas, and the Hargrovian hero Willie Jones III on a BlueSoundScape Music recording chock full of Reece classics.

Tracks covered are the Routes in Jazz take on 'The Rebound' and 'A Variation on Monk' from Star Bright (Blue Note, released in 1960), 'Sands' from Comin' On (Blue Note, recorded in 1960 but not released until 1999) and Watkis original, 'Stargazing.' Release date for the Bluesoundscape recording is 24 June.

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