Skeltr, Dorje

In duo Sam Healey (keys, sax, vocals) and Craig Hanson (drums) as Skeltr are a blast of fresh air. Opener 'Cheef Beef' is polyphonic, positive, and in terms of the multitracked vocals Afrojazz-sounding; 'Braila' has chunky bass; 'Siren' begins like …

Published: 14 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 years.

In duo Sam Healey (keys, sax, vocals) and Craig Hanson (drums) as Skeltr are a blast of fresh air. Opener 'Cheef Beef' is polyphonic, positive, and in terms of the multitracked vocals Afrojazz-sounding; 'Braila' has chunky bass; 'Siren' begins like a ballad, the nurtured audio sound quality of the synth strings warm and attractive (a lot of interesting production work has gone into the album); 'Kinkai's Question' ought to appeal to grime fans most. 'Fjord' lingers behind the beat; 'Nesodden' is more cosmic with its Rhodesy swell. The ecstatic saxophone passages often illuminate the overall sound when they occur. Out now. On Ubuntu

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Check before setting out in these uncertain times. However, more dates for socially distanced live performance jazz are available on the London jazz scene than in a while depending on your neighbourhood and the night of the week. Support the …

Published: 13 Oct 2020. Updated: 2 years.

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Check before setting out in these uncertain times. However, more dates for socially distanced live performance jazz are available on the London jazz scene than in a while depending on your neighbourhood and the night of the week. Support the scene. Stay safe

Tonight

Tiny May and James Pearson Zédel

Tonight and tomorrow

Bukky Leo and Black Egypt Collective Jazz Cafe

Tomorrow

Horn Culture, with Andy Davies and Nigel Price Upstairs at Ronnie Scott's

Thursday

Soweto Kinch Ronnie Scott's

Jeremy Stacey 606

Motown Live Revue Pizza Express, Holborn

Friday

Roy Hargrove celebration Jazz Cafe

Cinelli Brothers Pizza Express, Holborn

Liane Carroll Ronnie Scott's

Songs of Innocence (Nikolaj Torp Larsen, piano; Tom Herbert, bass; Corrie Dick, drums) Vortex

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