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Live review of Trio HLK, at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, Thursday 21st April 2022.

Witnessing the emergence and evolution of a high quality band is always a great pleasure and privilege, which is heightened…
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Norma Winstone + support by Louise Dodds, The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21 February 2020.

The unusually prolonged dreich weather this winter may have dampened the general spirits somewhat, so tonight’s dazzling jazz programming was…
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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

Phone snaps by Fiona Mactaggart. The third and last of this season’s Edinburgh – outreach gigs, presented by Glasgow’s Counterflows,…
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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…