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The Scottish Jazz Space (under my name, FM) for London Jazz News webzine, out today: a brilliant new digital album from maestro John Rae!

https://londonjazznews.com/2020/10/26/john-rae-trio-where-the-wild-clematis-grow/
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In the shadow of Brexit, Scottish Jazz Space takes much pleasure in sharing another SJS review of an ‘overseas’ band. This time the debut album from exciting Italian band, the Marco Rottoli Trio.

Marco Rottoli Trio – New Year’s Eve (AMP Music & Records, 2020) A new signing to independent Oslo-based label AMP Music…
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From time to time Scottish Jazz Space reaches out to our jazz sisters and brothers overseas. Today here is a review of Australian trio Berardi/Foran/Karlen, with special guest Luxembourg-based Pascal Schumacher : ‘Haven’.

Berardi/Foran/Karlen – Haven (Earshift Music 2020) In the midst of the present pandemic there is a welcome sense of respite…
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Review of debut album ‘Blind Fury’ by Glasgow-based doom jazz band, AKU.

AKU – Blind Fury (SupahSaiyan Music 2020) Marvellously-monikered Bohren and Der Club of Gore is the only doom or dark…
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SJS’s album review of: ‘Adventures From Home’ by Scotland-based pianist Paul Harrison, as appeared on London Jazz news webzine today.

https://londonjazznews.com/2020/09/03/paul-harrison-adventures-from-home/
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Album review of: ‘Momento’ by esteemed Scottish pianist Dave Milligan, as appeared in DooBeeDooBeeDoo – New York webzine today.

https://doobeedoobeedoo.info/2020/08/06/cd-review-dave-milligan-momento-a-scottish-national-treasure/?fbclid=IwAR1dE9Wvbakf-ktKvjiK4GrAUT6hjnmqxOnuaVSimG4hDsZY_p2Bsse-jhY
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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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SJS 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…