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Nov
18
2017

Freedman Jazz 2017

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The Studio, October 30 7.5/10 This could be cast as a win for composition over improvisation, although one could attend Freedman Jazz happily oblivious to its being a competition at all, and simply enjoy a celebration of creative music. This 15th edition again emphasised the diversity of music performed under the loose but bravely fluttering […]

Nov
12
2017

Far Cry – The Music of Eric Dolphy

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Foundry 616, October 26 9/10 He could write melodies as exultant as a leap in the air, and first lit up the world 60 years ago, his radical conception already fully formed. This was a complete reimagining of what an alto saxophone, a bass clarinet or a flute could be; of what a solo could […]

Nov
3
2017

Jay Rodriguez

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Venue 505, September 2 8/10 When it’s like this it rearranges your very molecules for you. You walk in from a world defined by time, cost and practicalities, and suddenly all priorities are reset. Jay Rodriguez’s huge sound on a tenor saxophone immediately declares – insists! – that this being alive lark is actually about […]

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