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Preview: Gianni Denitto @ Hootananny (London; Sunday 7th July 2019)

It’s been a while that we have been trying to bring Gianni Denitto, his saxophone and far-reaching soundscapes to a London stage, and finally we are going to make it on 7th July at Hootananny! The Italian artist is something more than a jazz and jazzy musician; he’s a one-man-band,...

Preview: Marcelo D2 @ The Jazz Cafe (London; Monday 8th July 2019)

During the last year, hip-hop has become one of the most attractive Brazilian musical exports, and Marcelo D2 one of its most emphatic representatives. So, it’s a pleasure to welcome him back to London, writing about his upcoming show at The Jazz Café, which will also be the UK album...

Preview: Xylouris White @ Moth Club (London; Tuesday 2nd July 2019)

No matter if you call them post-punk, free-jazz, avant-folk, Greek or whatever else, Xylouris White will end up defying your definition. The duo, formed by Cretan oud master George Xylouris and Australian fanciful post-punk drummer Jim White, is quite an anomaly in the music world, showing how you can organically...

Album Review: Youssou N’Dour – History [Naive Records; April 2019]

Album Review: Youssou N’Dour – History [Naive Records; April 2019]

With the stately new album History, Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour follows up his 2018 Prom and celebrates his 60th birthday. A confusing collection of old songs from N’Dour’s repertoire with added special guests and a few new tunes; it’s fine, but no fire. Alongside bands like The Bhundu Boys, Youssou...

London Gig Guide (June 2019)

At times, we are the first to lose track of how many exciting music events happen in London each month, so we have decided to offer you some sort of “public musical service”, meant for all the locals and passers-by, with the aim of suggesting where to listen to some...

Album Review: Ziminino – Ziminino [INTL BLK; March 2019]

Album Review: Ziminino – Ziminino [INTL BLK; March 2019]

Bahia, in northern Brazil, is known as being one of the largest hubs for Afro-Americans since the days of slavery. On Ziminino’s self-titled album (newly released on the INTL BLK label), black influences are to be heard in abundance. With the Bolsanaro regime cutting the ground from many Brazilians, Ziminino...

Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]

Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]

Cementing Johannesburg as the third point in the triangle of modern jazz, this album transcends the traditional boundaries of genres to create something captivating, original and outstanding. Released in 2019, this album joins a year of supreme albums that merge genres and eras, taking modern jazz to new heights. In...

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