Tag Archives: jazz

Interview: Nubiyan Twist (July 2016)

Interview: Nubiyan Twist (July 2016)

One of the most exciting names on the UK music scene is also one of its most indefinable and difficult to pigeonhole. That’s because the musical ‘dirty’ dozen Nubiyan Twist (in honour of its front woman) dislikes definitions, labels or borders. The band, originally from Leeds, London, Oxford and Dublin...
Review: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican Centre (London, 9th July 2016)

Review: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican Centre (London, 9th July 2016)

It really is something special to see a live performance by ‘O Bruxo’ (the sorcerer). The eminent Brazilian musician, producer, arranger and composer Hermeto Pascoal was once described by Miles Davis, no less, as ‘the most impressive musician in the world.’ His show at London’s Barbican Centre was hugely anticipated...
Preview: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican (London, 9th July 2016)

Preview: Hermeto Pascoal @ Barbican (London, 9th July 2016)

“If you had to send a musical representative to another planet, Hermeto Pascoal would be the ideal person”, said one of his band members in a documentary of the legendary Brazilian musician. Hermeto, a brilliant composer, instrumentalist and bandleader will conjure up an eccentric and unique musical experience in which...
Review: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Review: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Indulgent, complex, studied and immediate. Sons of Kemet’s criminally conceptual rhythms belie the overriding catchiness of a sound that dishes out hooks a plenty. Ominous lighting introduced the band who kicked things of with Tom Skinner and, newly cropped, Seb Rochford battering syncopated West African rhythms. This was tribal jazz...
Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Preview: Hot 8 Brass Band @ Rich Mix (London, 1st June 2016)

Blending hip-hop, jazz and funk styles with the iconic sounds of New Orleans brass, bring your big brash boogie boots to Rich Mix next week, the Hot 8 Brass Band are in town. Formed by Bennie Pete, Jerome Jones, and Harry Cook in 1995, The Hot 8 not only merged two earlier bands – the Looney Tunes...
Preview: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Preview: Sons of Kemet @ Village Underground (London, 25th May 2016)

Sons of Kemet are bringing jazz to another level broadening its horizons even further. The London-based quartet, which started to play together in 2011, represents a step-forward for the genre. They indeed decided not simply to add some New Orleans dixie-fragrance, the “post” prefix and unpredictability to their double-drums, sax and tuba...
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