Kit Downes Trio

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The best jazz, blues and soul festivals in Britain for 2016
From a seaside jazz weekender to Southern roots music on a country estate, here are the best places to get your kicks

John Fordham

21, May, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Take Five: John Fordham's month in jazz – April

From Kurt Elling at Ronnie Scott's to the first London jazz festival tickets, John Fordham picks out the month's musical highlights

John Fordham

19, Apr, 2013 @9:33 AM

Kit Downes: Light from Old Stars – review
The 2010 Mercury contender's boldly contemporary quintet gives us some intricate but surprisingly bluesy musings, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

18, Apr, 2013 @10:05 PM

Sam Crockatt: Flood Tide – review
Many worried Sam Crockatt's band wouldn't be the same after losing Gwylim Simcock; but they are as good as ever here, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

20, Oct, 2011 @8:45 PM

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F&M playlist
Our music team pick the songs or albums, old or new, they just can't turn off

17, Feb, 2011 @9:45 PM

Neon Quartet: Catch Me – review | CD review
Saxophonist Stan Sulzmann's latest collaboration boasts ensemble playing of the highest order, says Dave Gelly

Dave Gelly

09, Oct, 2010 @11:05 PM

The Golden Age of Steam: Raspberry Tongue | CD review
Mercury nominee Kit Downes plays a spooky Hammond in this remarkable Polar Bear-esque trio, writes John Fordham

John Fordham

23, Sep, 2010 @9:20 PM

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Kit Downes: The night I didn't win the Mercury

As a jazz trio, we always knew we were outsiders to win the Mercury. The exposure it gives to modern jazz is a good thing – but a separate Mercury jazz prize would be even better, writes Kit Downes

Kit Downes

09, Sep, 2010 @9:30 PM

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Mercury prize 2010: Live blog

Which of the 12 nominees will take home the Mercury prize? And what passes for a decent starter in the world of music these days? Follow our live blog tonight for all this and more ...

Tim Jonze

06, Sep, 2010 @11:35 PM

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Music Weekly: Mercury prize 2010 special

A bumper edition of Music Weekly looks at this year's Mercury prize, with interviews from I Am Kloot, the XX, Laura Marling and Kit Downes Trio

Presented by Alexis Petridis and produced by Peter Sale

03, Sep, 2010 @12:16 PM

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Video: Kit Downes Trio: How we wrote ... Jump Minzi Jump

To kick off a week-long series of sessions from Mercury prize nominees, the jazz trio perform a live version of their track inspired by David Attenborough

Ben Kape, Andy Gallagher, Mustafa Khalili and Alex Healey

31, Aug, 2010 @1:16 PM

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Video: Kit Downes Trio talk about their process of live improvisiation

Mercury-nominated jazz group the Kit Downes Trio demonstrate some of the musical techniques used in their improvisational song Jump Minzi Jump

Ben Kape, Andy Gallagher, Alex Healey and Mustafa Khalili

31, Aug, 2010 @1:14 PM

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