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December 2021

Tony Williams obituary | Jazz

Tony Williams, an old school friend of mine who died at the age of 80 from complications from Alzheimer's disease, was a record producer, the founder of Spotlite Records and a pioneer of music appreciation. modern jazz.Born in Enfield,…

Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2021 | Jazz

10. Emile Parisien / Tim Lefebvre / Christian Lillinger / Michael Wollny - XXXXThis international quartet of contemporary jazz mavericks was invited by German virtuoso pianist / composer Michael Wollny to perform four evenings of unheard…

Top 10 Jazz Festivals in the UK 2022

There's no doubt about it: jazz music has undergone a major rejuvenation over the past decade. No longer an antiquated form of music held back by gatekeeper aficionados, the baton of British jazz has now been passed on to expressive…

event overflowing with new sounds

MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVALDecember 3-5, various locationsMusic can trigger deep memories. And, as one of the panel discussions at this year's Melbourne International Jazz Festival explored, it plays a vital role in anchoring…

THE MUSIC OF MARY LOU WILLIAMS

Described by Duke Ellington as "soul upon soul", Mary Lou Williams has been an extremely influential jazz pianist, arranger and composer for over 60 years. From "Mess-A-Stomp", recorded in 1929 by Andy Kirk and his Clouds of Joy, to…

Gordon Koang plays live

He also recorded an album last year, although he hasn't seen much revenue yet. But he tries not to dwell on that side of things.Loading“Music is part of life. If you put money in your mind, sometimes the music can be…