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JZ Replacement – “Disrespectful”. As appeared on London Jazz news webzine today 16/3/20

(Rainy Days Records. CD review by Fiona Mactaggart) The startling orange and lime-coloured acid-grunge-style album cover immediately gives notice that…
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Trilok Gurtu – “God Is A Drummer”. As appeared on London Jazz News webzine today 4/3/20

Jazzline Records/ Delta Music Media. D77075.    At the age of 68 Indian master percussionist and composer Trilok Gurtu presents…
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Mhenwhâr Huws – “Body Control” as appeared on London Jazz News webzine yesterday 28 February 2020.

One of the most interesting things about this Glasgow-based experimental, improvising string and percussion quartet, is perhaps the meaning behind…
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SoSaLa – “Nu World Trash.”

  DooBeeDooBeeDoo Rec.  Released: 2011 In the West, in the news currently we hear much about nations in distress, Iran…
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Simon Thacker’s Ritmata – “Taradh”, as appeared in March 2020 Songlines magazine.

  Slap The Moon Records (56 mins) **** Although the quartet have been making music together since 2006, this is…
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10/12/19 Album Review which appears in Songlines Jan/Feb 2020 issue: Louisa Lyne & Di Yiddishe Kapelye – “LUST”.

Maestro Music (35 mins) Winning Der Yiddisher Idol 2019 with fifth track, the keening ‘Trern’ (Tears), has brought Louisa Lyne…
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10/12/19 Album Review which appears in Songlines Jan/Feb 2020 issue:  Petreikis – “Jūrėse”  

  Self-released (38 mins) With its New Agey, Celtic feel, at times Jūrėse (meaning ‘In the Lagoon’, referencing his home region)…
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3/10/19 Album Review: Go: Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga Massive – “Ragmala. A Garland of Ragas.” As appeared on London Jazz News webzine today 3/10/19

Meta Records. Release date: October 18, 2019. Pioneer of world music, master percussionist, composer, band leader and teacher Adam Rudolph…
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27/8/19 The Allan McKeown Quartet – “PJ’s Donut Club”

Allan McKeown (g), Paul Harrison (org), Stuart Brown (d), Steve Foreman (per). Rec. 2017 (PIN records) This has to be…
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31/7/19 Album review: Okan Ersan  – “NIBIRU”.  Self-produced.  As appeared in DooBeeDooBeeDoo – New York today, 31/7/19.

Genre: Jazz Fusion Music available at: CDBaby, iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Tidal, Google Store and major streaming platforms. Release Date:…