Previously unreleased Joe Harriott recording is issued by the Jazz in Britain label

Hearing 'Formation' played live by the Nu Civilisation Orchestra at Kings Place on Tuesday night during a Joe Harriott-themed concert it was striking how the classic sounds of Harriott remain vibrant and relevant interpreted by a current generation …

Published: 25 Jul 2021. Updated: 4 months.

Hearing 'Formation' played live by the Nu Civilisation Orchestra at Kings Place on Tuesday night during a Joe Harriott-themed concert it was striking how the classic sounds of Harriott remain vibrant and relevant interpreted by a current generation of top jazz musicians. A previously unreleased recording released as an EP by the Jazz in Britain label has just surfaced recorded in London on 24 August 1961. Tracks include 'Formation' with 'Coda,' 'Shepherd's Serenade,' 'Calypso Sketches' and 'Compound (drum solo)' also on Formation: Live '61. Playing mainly pieces included on Free Form (released in 1961) and Abstract (1963), the line-up on the recording is on alto saxophone Harriott, with (more unusually) trumpeter/flugelhornist Les Condon, pianist Pat Smythe, double bassist Coleridge Goode and drummer Phil Seamen completing the quintet.

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Deelee Dubé nominated in 5 Mzantsi Jazz Awards categories

Deelee Dubé has been nominated in 5 categories for the South African Mzantsi Jazz Awards with the ceremony to be held at the end of August. The nominations are in the best jazz album, best contemporary jazz album, best female jazz artist, best jazz …

Published: 24 Jul 2021. Updated: 4 months.

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Deelee Dubé has been nominated in 5 categories for the South African Mzantsi Jazz Awards with the ceremony to be held at the end of August. The nominations are in the best jazz album, best contemporary jazz album, best female jazz artist, best jazz newcomer and best international jazz collaboration categories.

The singer's Trying Times released in December 2020 was produced by Kenny Garrett pianist Benito Gonzalez. On the album a very starry cast of top US players including guitarist Russell Malone, Gonzalez and a horn section who include the Abdullah Ibrahim Ekaya player trombonist Andrae Murchison join the singer who is also a previous winner of the prestigious Sassy award in the States. Deelee Dubé, top