Tag : jazz

A Celebration of Saxophone Day

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Sometimes, it seems like the saxophone is underrated outside of its beginnings in classical music and its jazzy tendencies. This alone should make it clear that Saxophone Day, on the 6th November, deserves to exist and should be celebrated. “But there seems to be a day for everything now!”, you … Read More

‘The Ooz’ by King Krule

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After a four year wait since King Krule’s first album, he finally blesses us with his follow up with the eclectic The OOZ. Combining elements of jazz and more contemporary production techniques, King Krule channels a plethora of influences, from jazz legends to James Blake. Long-time fans of King Krule … Read More

Equaliser Levels Up

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Equaliser is a more than just a good time. Encapsulating their beautiful ethos of inclusivity and diversity, Equaliser strives to live up to its name by making the club scene a more equal and open zone. Before their launch night at Wharf Chambers kicked off, Equaliser hosted an evening of … Read More

Mr Scruff gets Funky on a Friday

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For someone whose peak was about 10 years ago, I can officially say that Mr Scruff still knows how to work a crowd. Known for his loose-lined cartoon drawings, love for cups of tea, and eclectic music taste, the British-born DJ was nothing but a hit. This time the venue … Read More

A Celebration of African Boogie

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Image: Letta Mbulu. (Credits: The Vinyl Factory) Ahead of his set at Primal Sound this week, Douglas McConachie gives us a whistle stop tour of African boogie. Listen to each track on the Youtube playlist below. Thomas Mapfumo – Mhondoro (Zimbabwe) Our first stop arrives in Zimbabwe, where we meet … Read More

All This I Do For Glory by Colin Stetson

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Colin Stetson is really fucking good at the saxophone. He can do things with his saxophones that I can barely even comprehend, and listening to each of his albums has always been exciting if only to hear where he goes next. Stetson has never been interested in just blowing the … Read More

Live At Leeds 2017 – 11 Acts Not To Miss

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In just over two weeks, venues right across the city will be awash with music for the stellar Live At Leeds. Not only that, 2017 marks the festival’s 10th anniversary, and it looks set to be its biggest year yet. Bringing together the best breakthrough talent with established acts from … Read More

Preview: Kamasi Washington @ O2 Academy, 1/7/17

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Epic’ is the one word to describe Kamasi Washington. And it isn’t only because it is the name of his 2015 album. If you don’t know what to expect, you won’t be disappointed, Washington is known for his great live shows so you will have to prepare yourself to handle … Read More

Preview: Yussef Kamaal @ Belgrave, 25/3/17

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If you haven’t already heard the sweet sweet sounds of Yussef Kamaal, get them in your earholes quick sharp. The pair, Yussef Dayes and Kamaal Williams (a.k.a. Henry Wu) have had little formal musical training. This is especially hard to believe when watching recordings of their live performances, as the … Read More

Sun Ra Arkestra @ Belgrave, 27/11/16

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For those that don’t know, the Sun Ra Arkestra is an avant-garde free jazz-cum-psychedelic-cum space jazz big band. Formed by Sun Ra in the early 1950s and carried on after his death in 1993, the Arkestra continues to be a real musical innovator. Comprising of nine members, the band walked … Read More