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In the current climate we are doing our best to keep everyone up to date. All gigs, as we all know, are off.

However, good old YouTube has plenty to offer both old and new to help us survive whilst housebound. Plus now is a good time to stock up on your CDs.

Also, keep an eye out for live streaming sessions.

Alternatively, you could do as they do in Italy and sing from your balcony.

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As we all know there are no live gigs taking place in the immediate future. However, any links to jazz streaming that are deemed suitable - i.e. with a professional approach - will be considered for posting.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

CD Review: Bruno Heinen Sextet - Tierkreis.

Bruno Heinen (pno/music boxes); Fulvio Surgatà (tpt); Tom Challenger (tpt); James Allsopp (bs. clt.); Andrea Di Biase (bs); Jon Scott (dms).
(Review by Lance)
When I read the notes I was suspicious - a work by Stockhausen in 12 parts based on the signs of the Zodiac filled me with trepidation and my first thought was, who can I palm this off on? Fortunately I didn't, and it turns out be quite a delightful disc! The music boxes are incorporated sparingly and effectively, heads are melodic and the solos well within the bounds of comprehension.
Heinen is a sensitive player, classically trained but with a jazzman's ability to extract that extra something from the most unlikely source. Italian born trumpet player Surgatà, is now London based after having studied at Berklee in Boston and obtained a Masters at the Guildhall. His tone is full and at times melancholic. Very appealing sound.
Tenorist, Tom Challenger, is another Guildhall graduate. Warm, emotional, a player of considerable originality. Bass clarinettist, Allsop has occasional moments of insanity - Scorpio in particular - but otherwise he behaves himself drawing some rich melodic sounds from his chosen instrument. My own particular birth sign - Pisces - appeared to have Allsop playing a duet with himself (unless Challenger was playing a Bb clarinet?)
Most enjoyable - I may even start listening to Stockhausen himself.
CD Review: Bruno Heinen Sextet - Tierkreis. was launched at The Vortex on April 3, and is released on April 15.
Lance.

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