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London-based, bass-less trio Glasshopper’s energising new single ‘Grunge’ is due out on 8th December

Saxophonist Jonathan Chung is joined by fellow Scot, drummer Corrie Dick plus guitarist James Kitchman. Dick’s pattering drums opens the…
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A wee review in Jazz In Europe by SJS’s FM, of trombonist Alex Paxton’s latest album, ‘Happy Music for Orchestra.’ “As usual, although not strictly jazz, it might be characterised as neo-classical embracing improvisation, with obvious technical including rhythmic smarts – all of which make it an intriguing prospect for those of us who enjoy modern jazz.” Full review below..

https://jazzineurope.mfmmedia.nl/2023/07/cd-review-alex-paxton-happy-music-for-orchestra/
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Hidden Waves Quartet – ‘Coloured Stones’. Album review.

“The original concept for the music was that things can happen to us or around us in cycles and waves…
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The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland’s tenor saxophonist Simon Herberholz can be heard on this latest, beautiful and thoughtful album from Italian double bassist and composer, Roberto Bonati. Here is my (FM’s) review of the album, for LondonJazz.

https://londonjazznews.com/2023/07/20/roberto-bonati-and-parmafrontiere-orchestra-la-fola-de-loca-over-time/
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Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival starts tomorrow!!! Between 14th and 23rd of this month of July, there is a whole load of superb music and song happening in lots of different venues in Edinburgh!! Check out the site below!

https://www.edinburghjazzfestival.com/whats-on
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An album review that Scottish Jazz Space’s FM wrote for Jazz in Europe & Women in Jazz Media. This album is like a breath of fresh air, leans into the avant-garde and has a social conscience – what’s not to like?! Café OTO and Jazz At The Glad, take note!

https://jazzineurope.mfmmedia.nl/2023/05/cd-review-diana-torti-and-sabino-de-bari-its-all-we-have/
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Based between London and Scotland, top drawer jazz pianist Gabriel Latchin has decided to start his new album launch tour, tomorrow Sunday 23rd April, at The Edinburgh Society of Musicians, Edinburgh. Here is my review of his beautiful new album, Viewpoint, in LondonJazz.

https://londonjazznews.com/2023/04/22/65643/
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Glasgow Jazz Festival line-up announced today, with tickets on sale now!! Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th June 2023. Over 30 shows across 5 days. Loads of great music from within Scotland and beyond!

Full line up and tickets at: http://jazzfest.co.uk
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Yesterday’s was the final Jazz Nights on BBC Radio Scotland. This is a significant blow for Scottish Jazz and it will be hugely missed by many. Thank you to Seonaid Aitken and all who made it such a great listen for the last 6 years.

https://www.facebook.com/seonaidaitkenmusic/videos/1257673185146290  
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Attention Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Mull-dwellers who enjoy straight-ahead, quality piano trio Jazz!! London-based Jazz pianist Gabriel Latchin – who was based in Edinburgh until not so long ago – has chosen to launch his fourth album, Viewpoint, with a UK tour that kicks off in Edinburgh! All Latchin originals, this gig will be a huge treat!!

Renowned for his pianistic finesse, and straight-ahead style, he is joined for the tour by brilliant Scottish jazzers Calum Gourlay…