Jazz

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Latitude festival review: a hyper-real return to glitter, beer and British musical brilliance
The first full-capacity festival since the pandemic began hosted a series of artists – Sons of Kemet and Self Esteem among them – that show how vibrant the UK’s scene still is

Kate Hutchinson

26, Jul, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain review – an invaluable compilation
The burgeoning British jazz scene of the 60s and early 70s is fully captured on this fine double album

Dave Gelly

24, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Nicolas Cottis obituary
Other lives: Journalist, poet and jazz musician who performed regularly in Devon

Tamsin Cottis

22, Jul, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Amy Winehouse’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
With the 10th anniversary of her death this week, rediscover the best of Winehouse’s discography, where heartbreak and anger are mixed up with wit and joy

Alexis Petridis

22, Jul, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Mercury prize 2021: first-time nominees dominate shortlist
No 1 albums by Wolf Alice, Mogwai and Celeste are joined by leftfield artists such as Hannah Peel and Nubya Garcia in race for prestigious music award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2021 @10:16 AM

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British Jazz Explosion: Journeys in Modern Jazz: Britain 1965-1972 review | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
A wide-ranging compilation featuring Kenny Wheeler, John Surman and Michael Garrick kicks off the celebratory British Jazz Explosion series of releases

John Fordham

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Stevie, Gladys, Nina … Summer of Soul uncovers a festival greater than Woodstock
As the US boiled with violence, 1969’s Harlem cultural festival nourished spirits with soul, jazz and gospel. Now, Questlove has turned lost footage of it into a brilliant, pertinent documentary

Stevie Chick

15, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Colin Tully obituary
Other lives: Musician who wrote the score to the film Gregory’s Girl

Philip Johnson

14, Jul, 2021 @10:17 AM

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‘There is no fear’: how a cold-war tour inspired Pakistan’s progressive jazz scene
A US state department initiative was the unlikely catalyst for a creative explosion of Pakistani rhythm and western improv

Haseeb Iqbal

12, Jul, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Michael Horovitz obituary
Iconoclastic poet, editor and leading light of British counterculture during the 1950s and 60s

Douglas Field

11, Jul, 2021 @3:03 PM

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Fapy Lafertin New Quartet: Atlântico review – a Romany master of all styles
Lafertin and co move effortlessly though a dazzling set in the tradition of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli

Dave Gelly

10, Jul, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Arlo Parks review – impassioned live show creates heady sense of joy
Playing to a masked, distanced audience may not be every singer’s dream but this was a performance of dazzling intimacy

Dave Simpson

09, Jul, 2021 @12:20 PM

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