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Mar
29
2013

To Hell And Back With Mary Coughlan

Mary Coughlan - Photo by Colm Henry (3)

For a while Mary Coughlan seemed to be living her career backwards. She had a number one album before she ever played a gig, and a decade later found herself back at the bottom rung of the ladder. The Irish blues/jazz/soul singer may have fallen in love with music as a toddler and been singing […]

Mar
12
2013

Going Crazy, Goran Bregovich-Style

Goran Bregovic credit Prudence Upton 04

A party in the Balkans is unimaginable without two things: brass instruments and alcohol. Goran Bregovic may appear to have much the same needs. Despite the astonishing breadth of music that he composes (for performance and film) a brass band is never far away, and nor, if his unforgettable 2008 Concert Hall appearance is any […]

Mar
1
2013

Phronesis’s Jasper Hoiby Sees Black

Jasper Hoiby

When Jasper Hoiby’s sister, Jeanette, suddenly lost her sight he left his burgeoning London music career to help his mother nurse her in Copenhagen. He could not know that this would lead to the formation of a band that would not only change his life, but also shake up the sound of jazz.  That band […]