London jazz festival

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Shabaka Hutchings/Britten Sinfonia/Paterson review - tangible exhilaration
A leading light of London’s jazz scene gave an extraordinary demonstration of his clarinet expertise, adding nuance to Copland and Stravinsky

Erica Jeal

19, Nov, 2020 @1:15 PM

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'He'll make your head explode': sax stars on the genius and tragedy of Charlie Parker
He was nicknamed Bird and he soared in his music – if not in his life. For the centenary of the saxophonist who redefined jazz, today’s players reveal how his dizzying speed and spirituality changed their lives

Interviews by Kate Hutchinson

18, Nov, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Move with Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady hit the dance floor
Unable to fully stage their celebration of the classic 6os album, Clod Ensemble are inviting audiences to a listening party for London jazz festival

Lyndsey Winship

17, Nov, 2020 @2:06 PM

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John Cumming obituary
Founder of the London jazz festival who nurtured the careers of many musicians

Richard Williams

20, May, 2020 @11:44 AM

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Art Ensemble of Chicago review – still free and funky after 50 years
With septuagenarians flanked by young rising stars, this was a thrilling show of scalding soloing and imaginative improv

John Fordham

25, Nov, 2019 @11:19 AM

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Wormwood Scrubs blues: inside the gig mixing prisoners with the free
As part of London jazz festival, Rhiannon Giddens performed in the chapel at Wormwood Scrubs prison – supported by a choir of inmates

Nigel Williamson

22, Nov, 2019 @5:07 PM

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Iggy Pop review – fearless punk rages against the dying of the light
The grizzled crooner is in a nihilistic mood, thumbing his nose at the Grim Reaper in this brilliantly spirited performance

Stevie Chick

22, Nov, 2019 @10:38 AM

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Jan Garbarek Group review – smooth jazz and squeaky toys
Amid celebrations of the ECM label’s 50th anniversary, the Norwegian saxophonist delivered some compelling exploratory solo

John Lewis

18, Nov, 2019 @1:35 PM

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Herbie Hancock review – fusion fantasist digs deep to keep it fresh
Even after half a century, the jazz legend’s playing was unpredictable as he switched effortlessly between styles

Ammar Kalia

18, Nov, 2019 @12:06 PM

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Cécile McLorin Salvant review – finely-honed artistry and charisma
The Grammy-winning American singer puts on a typically nonchalant performance full of revelations

John Fordham

17, Nov, 2019 @3:39 PM

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'This goes in deep!' Jazz stars give their tips for the London jazz festival
Leading performers including Laura Jurd and Makaya McCraven select the hottest tickets at the festival, from Herbie Hancock to Iggy Pop

Gazelle Twin, Makaya McCraven, Cleveland Watkiss, Laura Jurd, Marius Neset, Omar Hakim

13, Nov, 2019 @3:45 PM

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Phronesis / Supersilent review – adventurous jazz turned up to 11
UK-based piano trio Phronesis had some effervescent improv to offer, though the ferocious noise made by Norwegian trio Supersilent had already driven some audience members away

John Fordham

25, Nov, 2018 @2:56 PM

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