EFG London Jazz Festival 2023 - Top Picks | Preview
Jazz Revelations
by Ally J Steel
3M ago
EFG London Jazz Festival returns to take over the UK capital, with its 2023 edition. As ever, the scope of the Festival is immense; taking over the capital’s finest music venues for 10 days in November, celebrating every corner of music that intersects with jazz. It shines a light on the global jazz community, simultaneously celebrating the legacy of icons whilst highlighting the trailblazers fearlessly taking the art form into bold new directions. The EFG London Jazz Festival truly caters to every taste. Created in 1992 by live international music producers, Serious, the festival emerged fro ..read more
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PREMIERE: Siema Ziema - See You On The Other Side
Jazz Revelations
by Ally J Steel
6M ago
As part of the release of their (aptly-named) sophomore album Second, the Polish-hailing outfit Siema Ziema has crafted the phenomenally hypnotic track, 'See You On The Other Side'. If you're not familiar with the quartet, the group relies on the energy of improvisation and the structure of electronic music, bound by a largely acoustic setup. The outfit is made up of Kacper Kruper (tenor saxophone/synth), Fryderyk Szulgit (guitar/synth), Paweł Stachowiak (bass/synth), and Andrzej Konieczny (drums/synth). The group, whose self-titled debut landed in April of 2020, has a reputation for genre-d ..read more
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Buy our magazine 'Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds'
Jazz Revelations
by Ben Lee
10M ago
You can buy our debut physical magazine 'Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds' on Bandcamp now - click on the link below! Buy our magazine 'Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds' Please note that shipping of the magazines will start on 24 May 2023, and we will be offering ONLY 1st Class Delivery with Royal Mail to be shipped within 3 days from that date onwards. The shipping cost is £3. For the time being to keep costs down for shipping, if you purchase multiple copies we will ship them separately so they do not come as a parcel - this increases shipping costs otherwise and we want to minimise the co ..read more
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Wycombe Sound - May 2023 | Raffy Bushman
Jazz Revelations
by Ally J Steel
10M ago
Piano man Raffy Bushman joins us for our 'On Rotation' feature, having just released his Silver Lines EP. We also have brand new music from Joe Armon-Jones x Maxwell Owin, MELONYX, Batavia Collective, and much more. Listen to the full show and see the tracklist below: TRACKLIST ------------ 1) Meiko Kaji - Hizumi Moe 2) Asher Gamedze - Locomotion 3) Yoni Mayraz - 1999 4) ILLA J feat HARLEIGHBLU - Not Ever (Radio Edit) 5) Scrimshire - Flames feat. Tamar Osborn & Faye Houston (Single Edit) 6) Coma World - Tsunami (Radio Edit) 7) Batavia Collective - Senopati Shuffle 8) Nao Yoshioka x Blues ..read more
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EABS meets Jaubi - In Search of a Better Tomorrow (Interview Feature)
Jazz Revelations
by Ben Lee
10M ago
Lahore group Jaubi returns for their first long-play release with the next project from their series of collaborations - EABS meets Jaubi - out on 12 May 2023 on Astigmatic Records. Collaborating with Wrocław-based jazz group EABS, the new album 'In Search of a Better Tomorrow' brings together spiritual jazz from the roots of Hindustani ragas, Polish jazz, and hip hop. It is about finding new beginnings and overcoming trauma - a theme building on Jaubi's critically acclaimed ’Nafs At Peace’ album. Released in 2021 featuring London multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonious and EABS' keys and synth p ..read more
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Phillip Dornbusch's Projektor - Re/construct (Album Review)
Jazz Revelations
by Robbie McGrail
10M ago
Philip Dornbusch's Projektor Re/construct BERTHOLD Records 14 April 2023 Album Rating: 4/5 Live Potential: 4/5 Diversity in Songs: 5/5 Favourite Songs: Demons, In Art We Trust, Anthem Projektor is a multidimensional musical project, fronted by Berlin-based saxophonist Phillip Dornbusch. The music is frenzied and wonderfully chaotic with moments of tension and conflict, all in solidarity with sufferers of racism and social inequality. Alongside Dornbusch within the Projektor lineup are Johanna Summer on piano, Johannes Mann on guitar, bass duty from Roger Kintopf, and percussion coming from Ph ..read more
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PREMIERE: Snazzback - Stokes Croft Sleep Clinic (Feat. t l k)
Jazz Revelations
by Robbie McGrail
10M ago
Snazzback - the futuristic neo-soul group from the South West - have teamed up with fellow Bristolian, t l k, with a lovely tune from their upcoming album. Ruins Everything is due to release on the 19th May, following in the fine footsteps of 2021's In The Place. Stokes Croft Sleep Clinic is the second single after In Tides and it's another exciting glimpse into Snazzback's latest project. Horn chimes dance off one another before a gorgeous percussive beat descends, typical of the group's influence from West African and Brazilian rhythms. A track that is Bristolian through and through, Stokes ..read more
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Phenicia (Magazine Feature)
Jazz Revelations
by Ben Lee
10M ago
Ahead of the launch of our magazine 'Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds' on Wednesday 3rd May at Wharf Chambers, we will be sharing snippets from the different articles in the magazine. Today, we take a peak at what's inside the article Phenicia: The conscious rapper and songwriter chats about religion, spirituality, their love for gospel and choirs, and finding their feet in the Leeds scene over the past couple of years Coming from a large family that moved around Chapeltown whilst growing up in Leeds, the role of the church has had a big influence in Phenicia’s upbringing. “My dad is a preac ..read more
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Olivia Cuttill (Magazine Feature)
Jazz Revelations
by Ben Lee
10M ago
Ahead of the launch of our magazine 'Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds' on Wednesday 3rd May at Wharf Chambers, we will be sharing snippets from the different articles in the magazine. Today, we take a peak at what's inside the article Olivia Cuttill: One of Leeds’ youngest rising stars and admired trumpeters chats about her journey to Leeds, and the representation of women and people of colour in the scene Even though Olivia Cuttill has been quick to establish herself in the Leeds jazz scene, she says she finds practising hard. It surprising to hear, especially when you’re lucky enough to se ..read more
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Jake Mehew (Magazine Feature)
Jazz Revelations
by Ben Lee
10M ago
Ahead of the launch of our magazine 'Jazz Revelations: Issue 1 - Leeds' on Wednesday 3rd May at Wharf Chambers, we will be sharing snippets from the different articles in the magazine. Today, we take a peak at what's inside the article Jake Mehew: The composer, producer, and improviser details his explorations into building his modular synth and the next moves in his career after releasing ‘Sage’, a spiritual jazz record, back in September 2022 Around 6 weeks after Jake Mehew released his debut solo record, ‘Sage’, on Leeds’ ATA Records, he started his album tour with a special listening part ..read more
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