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Matthew Ruddick

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Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Saturday, 14 September 2019 17:41

Quentin Collins Sextet – Road Warrior

The road warrior reveals his hard bop roots.

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Jubilant Jungian Jazz.

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Saturday, 04 May 2019 17:10

Laurence Hobgood – Tesseterra

Pianist and arranger Laurence Hobgood delivers a seamless blend of jazz trio with string quartet.

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Sunday, 24 February 2019 03:05

Wandering Monster - Wandering Monster

Little to be afraid of in strong debut.

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Friday, 23 November 2018 20:37

Camilla George - The People Could Fly

Camilla can fly.

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Saturday, 11 August 2018 18:20

Chet Baker - Live In London Volume II

Second volume of superb live recording from London's Canteen in 1983.

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Friday, 03 August 2018 16:52

Alina Bzhezhinska - Inspiration

Alina Bzhezhinska’s ode to Alice Coltrane.

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 03:00

Leo Richardson Quartet - The Chase

Talented saxophonist Leo Richardson gives a respectful nod to the cornerstone of jazz, hard-bop and swing, on his debut album.

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Without a doubt, Leo Richardson is widely recognised to be one of London's leading Jazz Tenor Saxophonists, best known for his honest, straight-ahead, contemporary hard-bop style. His most significant influences include John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, Dexter Gordon, Horace Silver and Art Blakey. Leo’s quartet consists of killer artists who are all standouts in their own right. Rick Simpson, winner of the Yamaha Scholarship Prize for Outstanding Jazz Musicians, resides on piano. Mark Lewandowski, one of the most sought-after young musicians of his generation, drives a hugely vibrant, powerful double bass. And, in keeping with the talent in this line-up, the exceedingly diverse Ed Richardson rounds things off on drums. In 2017, The Leo Richardson Quartet will be touring the UK in November-December, in support of their debut album, The Chase, on Ubuntu Music.

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Saturday, 12 November 2016 04:47

Chet Baker - Live In London

Chet Baker recording from 1983 finally sees the light of day.

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