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BBC old jazzer

In Saturday night’s grand final (broadcast on BBC Four on the following Sunday evening) each musician played a 16-minute set, which included at least one piece they had written or arranged themselves. Xhosa Cole (pictured […]

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Alun Morgan

Many years before we first met, Alun Morgan was a huge and lasting influence on my jazz listening and helped shape my taste for the music. His numerous erudite and always enthusiastic articles and reviews […]

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Record reviews

Ambrose

Ambrose liked to stand in front of the band at society gigs. That’s about all he did. It was people like Sid Phillips and Tommy McQuater who ran the band for him. AMBROSE: WHEN DAY IS […]

Record reviews

J.D. Allen

J.D. ALLEN: LOVE STONESavant 2169Review by Andy Hamilton Ballad projects used to be a requirement for tenor saxophonists – one of John Coltrane’s commercially most successful albums was Ballads. J. D. Allen is known as a modernist, but […]

Record reviews

Aerie Sonic

AERIE: SONIC QFTF Records 041 Fred Grand, 14/12/18 After the unashamedly proggy debut Hatch And Host (Neuklang, 2015), Ingo Hipp’s multi-national ensemble return to the famous Bauer Studio in Ludwigsburg to give their eclectic musical kaleidoscope another […]

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Record reviews

Anders Aarum

ANDERS AARUMSHAKIN’ OUR SOULSAnother Day In Suck City; If I Was A Panda; Where The Wild People Go; The Slenderman Can; The Perks Of Being A Loafer; Master Of Disaster; Tell Me It’s Raining; Una […]