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Gilad Atzmon Interview

    Back in 2009 Atzmon released his tribute to Charlie Parker on his album In Loving Memory of America, a collaboration with violinist and arranger Ros Stephen and the Sigamos String Quartet. Atzmon has collaborated with them again for his 2017 album The Spirit of Trane. “I really like working with strings and with Ros…

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Sara Dowling Interview

You’re appearing at Chichester Jazz Club on 17th November performing the music from George Shearing’s The Swingin’s Mutual.     I’m doing a lot of The Swingin’s Mutual but also some of the music that he did with Dakota Staton. Some bluesy stuff that she did with his quintet. Some of the quintet arrangements I arranged…

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Jazz News (Nov. 2017)

    November sees the London Jazz Festival return to celebrate its 25th year and features a triple bill of Thelonious Monk’s music to commemorate his centenary, along with a celebration of the Ella Fitzgerald centenary by Liane Carroll and Claire Martin at St. John’s Smith Square on Sunday 19th November. This year’s festival uses the…

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Big Band Scene (Nov. 2017)

Patrick Billingham looks at the One World Orchestra and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra. News flash: The Big Band @Brunswick events are to continue in 2018.  If you would like to book a slot, contact Alex Bondonno immediately at alex@bigbandjazz.co.uk.     These events are usually on the first Sunday of this month.  However, this month it…