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Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]
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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...
Album Review: Ruby Rushton – Ironside [22a; April 2019]
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Album Review: Ruby Rushton – Ironside [22a; April 2019]

The same old Ruby Rushton..? Not this time. Ruby Rushton have released their fourth studio album. Led by Tenderlonius, but including the likes of Nick Walters and Aiden Shepard, they have a history of creating albums that bring together their diverse influences of jazz, spiritual music, hip-hop and international sounds....
Preview: Cross The Tracks @ Brockwell Park (London; Sunday 9th June 2019)

Preview: Cross The Tracks @ Brockwell Park (London; Sunday 9th June 2019)

Helping to kick off the London party season is brand new festival Cross The Tracks. Taking over South London’s Brockwell Park, the stages will be filled with big-name headliners, as well as local jazz, soul and funk acts bringing their up-to-date interpretations with their own modern influences. Virginia ‘Trap House...
Preview: Szun Waves + Kayla Painter @ Five Miles (London; 29th May 2019]

Preview: Szun Waves + Kayla Painter @ Five Miles (London; 29th May 2019]

Explosive and experimental improvisations in a venue known for its booming sound system and immersive shows. New Hymn to Freedom was one of the most under-the-radar albums of 2018; it got a glowing critical reception and includes six transient and explosive unedited improvisations that each allow the different parts of...
Album Review: Theon Cross – Fyah [Gearbox Records; February 2019]
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Album Review: Theon Cross – Fyah [Gearbox Records; February 2019]

“People always underestimate the tuba” observes Theon Cross, whose new album Fyah sets out to put this straight with fierce intent. Cross is an alumni of Tomorrow’s Warriors – the free music education programme resident at Southbank Centre, responsible for the health and diversity of the London jazz scene right...
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