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Liberation Music Orchestra

Review by John L. Walters EFG London Jazz Festival Cadogan Hall, London 20-11-2016 Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra was a product of the cultural moment outlined in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s current exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution?… Read More ›

Jazz Migration

Pantin, France 11-16 Last week I attended the showcase concert for the French Jazz Migration scheme at La Dynamo club in the Pantin suburb just outside Paris. The Jazz Migration scheme is a brilliant scheme run by the national organisation… Read More ›

Charlie Hunter

Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham UK 21-11-2016 “That was called – ah, it doesn’t really matter what the titles are. It’s all existential hogwash anyway.” That was seven-string guitarist extraordinaire Charlie Hunter to the crowd in the bigger room… Read More ›

Madeleine Peyroux

Review and pictures by John Watson Town Hall, Birmingham UK 21-11-2016 “I don’t have a reputation for doing anything cheerful,” Madeleine Peyroux told her audience, with a grin. “But I’m working on breaking that mould.” I like the texture of… Read More ›

Jason Moran – Wind

Review by AJ Dehany EFG London Jazz Festival Barbican Milton Court, London 18-11-2016 Jazz was banned in the 1950s in Poland under the Soviet regime, and Polish jazz retains a special symbolic value as an emancipatory music with a distinctly… Read More ›

Harry Allen Septet

Review by Peter Vacher EFG London Jazz Festival 606 Club, London 16-11-2016. Having observed the much-vaunted AZIZA quartet sacrifice valid ideas for interminable noise and creativity for mindless repetition just a night before at Cadogan Hall, it was both a… Read More ›

Anoushka Shankar

Review and picture by Garry Corbett Symphony Hall, Birmingham UK 10-11-2016 The sitar in popular music has a chequered history. The 1960s of course raised its profile somewhat with the adoption of the instrument by a certain band and in… Read More ›