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Review: Contemporary Jazz Ensemble at London Jazz Festival

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre. Despite the fact that it’s only 6pm on a Monday, the foyer is absolutely packed. The chairs are filled and crowds of people are squeezed in at the back, peering eagerly at the stage waiting for the Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble to perform their set for the London Jazz Festival. 588 more words


Sepia Saturday

This week’s prompt is of a silhouette artist preparing to create some silhouettes. Thus I thought I’d see what silhouettes I could find.

First the Library of Congress had this one of a debutante lighting a cigarette by a window. 39 more words


Cool skambesio kardinolas

Kaip, kada ir kodėl nuo bibopo ataugo nauja šaka ir džiazmenai, dar vakar ėmę pavyzdį iš Charlie Parkerio ir Dizzy, staiga atleido greičio pedalą, iki begalybės išplėtė skambesio erdvę ir savo naujovę pavadino… 865 more words

The Secret To a Great Solo

The idea for this blog entry comes from a video I saw of Wynton Marsalis (probably my favorite musician of all time) giving a speech. In it, Wynton related a story in which he asked the great jazz baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan: “What is the secret to a great solo?” 594 more words

The West Coast Sound - Jazz in the Sun

Sometimes a person can dance around a decision for days or weeks – or longer – and then out of the blue the answer appears and you know without question that the answer is right. 1,036 more words