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One of super-dynamic Scottish drummer Corrie ter Dick’s involvements is to be part of the Rob Luft’s excellent band. Here’s my review of the latter’s recent album, ‘Life Is The Dancer’. Published on London Jazz News webzine today.

Rob Luft – Life is The Dancer (Edition Records. EDN1152. CD Review by Fiona Mactaggart.) “Life is the dancer and…
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My review of Alexander Hawkins’ (who was recently in Scotland as part of the very excellent band Decoy) and Tomeka Reid’s wonderful duo album. As appeared on London Jazz News webzine today 4/5/20.

Alexander Hawkins/ Tomeka Reid – Shards and Constellations (Intakt Records. CD344. CD review by Fiona Mactaggart.) The vivid memory of…
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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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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:…