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Examples Of Twelves

Things Will Be (Impossible Ark Recordings IALP12) Review by JJ Wheeler  First off, I must mention that this album immediately falls into the ‘hip’ category, not least because of its personnel of distinctive, almost “underground” London-based musicians, but also because… Read More ›

CD Review: Twelves

The Adding Machine (Babel) Reviewed by JJ Wheeler  Previously klunky Ornette Coleman-inspired acoustic trio Twelves have evolved. Somehow darker, more intense yet joyously uplifting they return with a rockier, equally melodic record. The difference? The addition of Rob Updegraff; guitarist… Read More ›

Gig Review: Dog Soup

Jazz Club at The Rainbow, Digbeth, Birmingham UK 24-11-10 Reviewed by JJ Wheeler They say time flies when you’re having fun, and in this case it certainly did. By the time bandleader and trumpeter Robbie Robson called the group’s final tune,… Read More ›

Gig review: Twelves Trio

The Rainbow, Digbeth, Birmingham 27-05-09 The main draw card for me was a chance to hear tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip at greater length, and so it proved. He was even wearing his baggy-sleeved cardigan again. This young former Birmingham Conservatoire… Read More ›

It’s Figes on Friday

Saxophonist Kevin Figes is touring his Quartet and is in Birmingham for the early evening Rush Hour session in the Symphony Hall foyer bar. Figes has been around for a while, starting out in London studying with Elton Dean before… Read More ›