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Time to hit the “reset” button and let the good times roll again! Get ready for a flavourful fusion of international excellence, homegrown heritage and springtime fashion on 24 and 25 September 2022, when Nigerian megastar Burna Boy joins a host of South African and global stars at the DStv Delicious International Food and Music … Read more

Suedtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2022 (Italy) – Part 1 – London Jazz News

Suedtirol Jazzfestival Alto Adige 2022 (Festival Round-Up and iPhone snaps by Alison Bentley – Part 1 of 2) Steffi Narr (R), Oliver Steidle. Women with altitude- among the mountains surrounding Bozen/Bolzano, women have leading jazz roles. The festival’s theme this year was “Europa”, the artwork showing a classical painting of the mythological figure playing electric … Read more

KREATOR’s MILLE PETROZZA Talks Hate Über Alles, His Gateway Metal Bands & Four Decades of Thrash Dominance

German thrash legends Creator celebrate four decades of dominance in 2022 with a massive world tour and their 15th studio album, the massive Hate Über Alles (read Kevin’s glowing album review here). There’s not much we’d need to say to hype up one of metal’s resident juggernauts and one of the true legends of trash … Read more

George Freeman: It’s Happening Now

At 95, Chicago-based guitarist George Freeman is among the world’s oldest active jazz musicians. Although he came of musical age in the 1940s and counts figures like Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and Coleman Hawkins among his influences, his own trajectory has led him from gigging alongside Bird himself through forays into soul jazz, big-band swing, … Read more

Two from Lisbon’s Phonogram Unit ~ The Free Jazz Collective

hyper.object – inter.independence (Phonogram Unit, 2022) Jose Lencastre – Common Ground (Phonogram Unit, 2022) By Stuart Broomer Phonogram Unit is a Lisbon musicians’ label that over the past two years has released a series of often brilliant recordings, notable for their thoughtful conception, recording quality and design as well as frequently excellent musical results. The … Read more

The 25 Underground Metal Bands You Might’ve Missed In June

Looking for something new to listen to? Get acquainted with these tracks from some lesser-known bands that came out in May thanks to our monthly Underground Roundup! Check out our cumulative playlists below featuring this month’s edition, as well as all the previous months as well. Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading. You can also check … Read more

These Are The 10 Best CHILDREN OF BODOM Deep Cuts

One of Finland’s greatest metal exports, Espoo’s Children of Bodom created a musical legacy that was built upon an instantly recognisable sound and a relentless touring ethic. Formed under the name Inearthed in 1993 by the then-teenaged Alexi Laiho (lead vocals and lead guitar) and drummer Jaska Raatikainen, Children of Bodom released ten full lengths … Read more

Paul Edis Sextet (Debut for new group + premiere of new work ; PizzaExpress Jazz Club, 19 July) – London Jazz News

County Durham-born pianist/composer Paul Edis is best known for his work as Musical Director and co-songwriter for Jo Harrop – they are originally from the same town, Chester-Le-Street; Paul Edis is now based in London. 19 July sees the debut of a new sextet. They will give the premiere of a new suite of pieces … Read more