So we caught wind of this a while ago and although not strictly Jazz Meet related, how could we resist this flyer (reportedly designed by the don that is Blackclassical) and it’s called ‘Deep Jazz Reality’ so really it’s a no brainer, right? Dig a bit deeper and you’ll find that the selectors on the night are none other than two of the biggest jazz heads in the blogosphere, Bacoso (Orgy in Rhythm) and Katonah (Private Press), in part responsible for keeping the jazz spirit alive and unearthing an immeasurable number of out of prints albums, long destined for obscurity. It’s all happening this Saturday 17th November upstairs at The Queen’s Head in London’s Piccadilly district. Aside from the few nights that pop up here and there, this is one of those rare occasions to hear private press gears and hard jazz within the intimate confines of a West End bar surrounded by a bunch of
Jarred Rice delivers another 50 minute selection of top notch jazz featuring new music from The Greg Foat Group plus classic gears from Brigitte Fontaine, Art Lande and Rubisa Patrol, John Patton, The Brew Moore Quintet, Duke Pearson and Albert Ayler. Click to listen.
Here’s a little treat to start your day off on the right foot. 10 minutes of awesome jazz from the Rainy City. Yes, for the next 48 hours you can grab this beautiful interpretation of ‘John Coltrane’ by one of Manchester’s favourite jazz sons, Matthew Halsall for the price of an email address. Unleashed by one of London’s more renowned independent record labels Wah Wah 45s, in anticipation of Matthew and his jazz trio playing at the Wah Wah Live event at The Scala this Saturday night, we understand you can download the tune from the Wah Wah 45s Bandcamp until this Saturday 8th November, so be quick! Originally recorded by Matthew at the BBC Maida Vale Sessions earlier this year, it a beautiful take on a spiritual jazz classic released on the much revered Strata East label back in the 1970s and composed by the American jazz bassist William James Edwards “Bill” Lee III (father
In a new, occasional web series, the Jazz Meet resident DJ team dip into their record bags to share some of their big jazz records for November.