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Paul Edis – “Just Like Me” Edis Music
Regular attendees at Leeds jazz concerts over the past few years may have had the opportunity to see pianist Paul Edis in action. In a variety of contexts, solo, and larger groups or with vocalist Zoe Gilby, his piano playing offers a fragility and dexterit...
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Ian Chalk – “Dreamsville” album review
Throughout
the history of jazz music there have clearly been a number of luxurious cover
versions of recognisable, contemporaneous tunes, some that have gone on to
become known as “standards”. This latest release from Ian Chalk, “Dreamsville”, continues in ...
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John Bailey Quintet – “Black Ship Bright Sea” ASC Records
There is a certain fragility and romantic melancholy
surrounding the sound of the flugelhorn in jazz. Place it within the context of
rippling acoustic guitar and saxophone, and murmuring bass and drums, and the
combination can be mesmerising. This is certai...
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Jazz Goes To Leeds radio
Chapel FM in Seacroft, East Leeds, has kindly given us the opportunity to produce a "Jazz Goes to Leeds" radio show on a semi-regular basis. They can be found as www.elm.co.uk and any upcoming broadcasts will be advertised on Twitter @JazzGoesToLeeds .  Pre...
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Zeitgeist
The keyboard, bass and drums trio format needs to have
something special in the mix to give it its’ own character and charisma. Zeitgeist have managed to infuse their
trio sound with colour and flavour not always familiar with that format to create
somethin...
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Zeitgeist
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Paul Edis Sextet at Seven Jazz Leeds. Sunday 28th September 2014
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Paul Edis Sextet - “Mr Hipster” album review
Twelve months ago “Jazz Goes To Leeds” favourably discussed
the Paul Edis “Not Like Me” and
“There Will Be Time” album releases, and now, his latest release “Mr Hipster”
is by no means a disappointing follow up. With a front line armoury of trumpet,
tenor s...
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The Big Easy – “The Big Easy” album review
Amongst a certain cohort of music aficionados there is an
interest in a genre known as “electro swing”. Essentially this incorporates the
rhythms and atmosphere of early swing giants and fuses them together with
contemporary beats to produce, in many cases,...
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Krzysztof Urbanski "Urban Jazz Society" at Seven, Chapel Allerton, Leeds 23rd March 2014
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Jamie Taylor Outside Line Quartet – “Introducing Outside Line”
Jamie Taylor certainly has pedigree when it comes to the
world of jazz guitar. As principal lecturer at Leeds College of Music he has
been involved in the tuition of musicians who have gone on to become members of Led Bib , Submotion Orchestra , Everything
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