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Samo Salamon and Martin Speake, Electric Duo ***1/2

Stimulating guitar and saxophone interplay here from Samo Salamon and Martin Speake spanning freebop and avant terrain and keeping an open and challenging mindset throughout. All free-improv recorded in Slovenia back in the summer Speake on 'Naked …

Published: 28 Sep 2023. Updated: 8 months.

Stimulating guitar and saxophone interplay here from Samo Salamon and Martin Speake spanning freebop and avant terrain and keeping an open and challenging mindset throughout. All free-improv recorded in Slovenia back in the summer Speake on 'Naked Dance' introduces a Barbara Thompson-like mood and is good at developing a mysterious atmosphere. Salamon makes fun up high on 'The Happy Genius' that when joined by Speake enters almost a Prime Time spree-for-all boiled down to just the two of them. A bare bones kind of record given the format but, my, what these two prodigious players can do together laced with a lot of imagination and sheer fire power is remarkable.

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Incognito, Yolanda Brown and Alex Hitchcock in the Cambridge Jazz Festival mix this autumn

With saxophonist Emma Rawicz as artist in residence the Cambridge Jazz Festival returns this autumn and main events include an appearance by the go ahead Ferg's Imaginary Big Band, Incognito, A Certain Ratio, Yolanda Brown, above, Tori Freestone and …

Published: 27 Sep 2023. Updated: 8 months.

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With saxophonist Emma Rawicz as artist in residence the Cambridge Jazz Festival returns this autumn and main events include an appearance by the go ahead Ferg's Imaginary Big Band, Incognito, A Certain Ratio, Yolanda Brown, above, Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick, the Alex Hitchcock Quartet, the Zoe Rahman Octet, Leon Foster Thomas, and the James Pearson trio feat. Tim Boniface. Festival site: for more details. Dates are 12-26 November