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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.

Today

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.

Friday, May 31, 2013

CD Launch. Dan Nicholls - Ruins. The Vortex June 1, 2013.

Dan Nicholls – Rhodes and Wurlitzer pianos, organ, tapes, Roland Sh-101; Kit Downes – organ; Shabaka Hutchings – bass clarinet; James Allsopp – tenor saxophone/clarinet; Dave Smith – drums; Tom Challenger – alto clarinet (tracks 1+2)
From the Press Release.
Dan Nicholls' Ruins is a genre-bending new album utilising production values from avant-electronica with the energy and groove of the downtown New York creative music scene. Featuring an ensemble comprising some of the UK's most original and progressive new musical thinkers, the music – with its accompanying video/animation stills and words – represents a cohesive and strongly individual project which challenges motives for music-making and provides the listener with a highly immersive experience.
Making striking use of tapes, sampling and field recordings, this album is a departure from normality: a commentary on the digital age and the stylisation of Western mass media which takes its inspiration as much from specific imagery and global events as from the wide range of artistic experience drawn upon by each musician.
Dan Nicholls - Ruins (Loop Records - Loop1017) is launched at The Vortex June 1, 2013 (tomorrow).


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