Soweto Kinch by Damian Rafferty
Featuring jazz cult-figure Evan Parker; Soweto Kinch’s tribute to the genius of Jamaican jazz alchemist Joe Harriott; Tomorrow’s Warriors Jazz Orchestra’s celebration of Steve Williamson and a tribute to John Dankworth and the Big Band
As part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Britain 60th anniversary celebrations with MasterCard, the GREAT BRITISH JAZZ mini-series of four concerts is a celebration of some key moments in the evolution of jazz in the UK and the musical movers and shakers that have defined British jazz over the past six decades, since the Festival of Britain in 1951.
Continue reading Great British Jazz: Six Decades of Tributes, Stories and Impro at Southbank Centre- 19-26 July 2011
Given that this was only its fourth outing, Latitude Festival is much more firmly established than it has right to be, but it is not hard to see why. Few summer festivals can offer a setting as bucolically beautiful as Suffolk’s finest.
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If Bellowhead’s Burlesque was a theatrical tour de force, excessive and gluttonous in its wild renditions of ‘Rigs of the Time’ and ‘London Town’, Matachin represents a band getting into the groove, slowing the pace fractionally and setting the frenetic tone of the first album a sliver lower.
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