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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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Friday, 18 August 2017 15:40

Magnus Lindgren - Stockholm Underground

Influence of American jazz refugees in '60s Stockholm rings true in this tribute to flute icon.

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Daniel Karlsson first came to the notice of UK audiences primarily through his role as keyboardist in Swedish group Oddjob and with the band of former EST drummer Magnus Öström. A well-known jazz figure in his native Sweden, he is achieving some increased recognition now across Europe, not least as a result of the success of his own trio’s first four albums, the most recent of which - “Ding Dong” - was released at the start of 2017. In London recently to play Oddjob’s Jazzoo - a 40 minute animated jazz concert for children - at the South Bank, Kind of Jazz caught up with Daniel to talk about his career.

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Friday, 30 December 2016 09:22

Top Picks Of 2016

At the end of the year, we ask our reviewers for their top picks of the year. Last year, there was a lot of crossover, but this year, everyone highlighted different albums - such was the diverse range of fantastic new music. The CDs below range from the classic jazz trio to jazz-funk, cool European sounds to experimental free jazz, soul-jazz to retro. In short, there's something for everyone. We hope you enjoyed our CD and gig reviews throughout the year, and our interviews too. We'd like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support, and wish you all the best for 2017.

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Swedish prize-winning keyboardist follows up first two albums with another sucker punch of Nordic nu-jazz.

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Rob Mallows

London Jazz Meetup owner and fan of ‘plugged in’ jazz.
 
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Erminia Yardley

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By day a full time Londoner in tv news. By night jazzaholic

 

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I love my jazz and I bless the funk. I play percussion for all and sundry and go by @Mr Cool.
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Laboratory scientist with a love of evolving music that defies boundaries.