John Rae Sextet: “Ah Um”. Edinburgh Jazz Festival, July 2017. — On the Beat

It wasn’t planned, but several of the gigs I went to in this year’s Edinburgh Jazz Festival celebrated musicians or their records: The Birth of the Cool; Thelonious; Coltrane; Dizzy and Bird; and this gig, in which John Rae lead a band paying homage to Mingus and specifically his 1959 record, Mingus Ah Um. Mingus […]

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Denys Baptiste Quartet – The Late Trane, 2 June 2017 — The Whitman Review

Denys Baptiste – tenor saxophone Nikki Yeoh – piano Gary Crosby – bass Rod Youngs – drums Even fifty years after his death, the John Coltrane legacy looms over jazz—and although his influence has become more diffuse over time, the original recordings have retained their utterly remarkable, startling impact. So any tenor-led quartet with a […]

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