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JZ Replacement, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 February 2020

Horizontal sleet pursued us through the outer doors and down the steep stairs to the crimson-lit basement bar, where Russian…
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Counterflows: Joe McPhee with Decoy, with support from Elaine Mitchener (solo), The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 31 January 2020

  The third and last of this season’s Edinburgh – outreach gigs, presented by Glasgow’s Counterflows, was one of the…
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Allan McKeown Quartet, Whighams Wine Cellars, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 January 2020.

It was with some mild relief – I really should have asked before now – that this over-thinker learned of…
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Counterflows: Beatrice Dillon & Guests The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2 November 2019

Since 2012, Counterflows has brought experimental and underground music into focus in Glasgow, and this winter it is Edinburgh’s turn to…
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Counterflows Festive Soiree: Aine O’Dwyer, Bill Wells and Usurper, The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 20 December 2019

Counterflows’ mini-series here in Edinburgh continued last Friday with a festive-themed musical triptych. Pre-event, someone in The Queen’s Hall bar…
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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra in concert with Jazzmeia Horn, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Sunday, November 24, 2019.

  Within the first few minutes of opening Standard, ‘I Remember You’, liberally enhanced by Jazzmeia Horn’s scat and wittily…
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Fergus McCreadie Trio, St James Scottish Episcopal Church, Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland, 26 October 2019.

    The monthly jazz gigs at this north Edinburgh venue are becoming increasingly popular with locals, perhaps as the…
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Fergus McCreadie presents: Luca Manning with Laura Macdonald & Fergus McCreadie / Charlie Stewart & Fergus McCreadie, St Bride’s Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 October 2019.

  Last night as part of mini jazz fest ‘Gallus‘, a full house was treated to a beautiful airing of…
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Filip Verneert & Eo Simon Quartet / Jean-Baptiste Richon Quartet, Whighams Wine Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 29 September 2019.

Given the current Brexit debacle, it is timely that Frenchman and Scottish resident Jean-Baptiste Richon has set up Small Stage…
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The Ex / Painted X-Ray, The Dissection Room, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Scotland, 19 September 2019.

  An edited version of this The Ex gig appeared on Jazzwise magazine’s website today 19 September 2019: https://www.jazzwise.com/review/article/the-ex-cut-to-jazz-punk-chase-at-edinburgh-s-dissection-room Enthusiastic…