Jazz practice

Why practise? The obvious answer has to be that we practise in order to improve. But why does the very word cause many of us to go running for the TV remote? Is it just possible that the thought of practising conjures up the brain numbing activity of running up and down scales and arpeggios? The pro… [ read more ]
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Spring Hill Jack — Three Treader releases conclude labela€(TM)s first decade in fine style

Since 2004 when Ashley Wales and John Coxon–collectively known as Spring Heel Jack (SHJ)–set up Treader records and released its first three CD’s, the label has enjoyed a reputation for high quality music and distinctive packaging. Following Spring Heel Jack’s switch from drum ‘n’ bass and jungle… [ read more ]
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'Past Present' John Scofield

US guitarist John Scofield has dropped yet another great album, with some old friends joining the ensemble.

Past Present is the latest offering from US guitarist John Scofield, who’s teamed up with a quartet featuring Joe Lovano (sax), Bill Stewart (drums) and Larry Grenadier (bass). Lovano and Stewart first appeared alongside Scofield during the early 90s for a number of recording dates, and Past Present is a welcome return. It contains a plethora of new compositions by Scofield, some of which are dedicated to his late son Evan, who passed away from cancer in 2013.

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Jazz Quanta February a€’ Girl Power: Laura Perlman, Esperanza Spaulding, Susie Arioli, Roisin O

Laura PerlmanPrecious Moments Miles High Records2015 A cancer survivor who has worked in the periphery of the music-movie industry, vocalist Laura Perlman finally steps up and sets her spear in the sand with the suave and smoothly considered Previous Moments. An alto with a sure tempos feel and exce… [ read more ]
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Trio Sud: Young and Fine

Trio Sud Young and FineDreyfus Jazz2008 It’s hard to believe that a guitarist as fine as France’s Sylvain Luc has been so overlooked by supposedly comprehensive music sites like All Music Guide–especially with albums like today’s Rediscovery, Young and Fine, featuring his Trio Sud group, out in the… [ read more ]
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David Lyttle at The MAC

David Lyttle The MAC Belfast, N.Ireland Date 22 January, 2016 The soft launch of Brilliant Corners 2016 (5-12 March} took place in Belfast’s multi-million pound arts centre, The MAC, and featured Northern Ireland’s internationally acclaimed drummer/composer David Lyttle–The MAC’s Artist-In Residenc… [ read more ]
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Take Five With Ferit Odman

About Ferit Odman Ferit Odman is an on demand and busy jazz drummer based in jny: Istanbul. He started his music studies in Sweden as an AFS exchange student (1999), got a full scholarship to get his B.A. in Music at Istanbul Bilgi University (2001), attended the School For Improvisation worksho… [ read more ]
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Take Five with William Hooker

About William Hooker I grew up in New Britain, Connecticut and basically was a good student, and came from a good home. I did all that I could possibly do to make my way through New Britain High School, Nathan Hale Junior High, and Central Conn. State College. I tried to get good grades to be an exc… [ read more ]
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