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13,490 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 13 years ago. 908 of them this year alone and, so far, 72 this month (July 23).

From This Moment On

Wed 28: Ragtime Rewind Swing Band @ Assembly Rooms, 40 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. 9:20pm. £8.00. A Durham Fringe Festival event (www.durhamfringe.co.uk).

Thu 29: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone North Tyneside. 1:00pm.

Thu 29: Maine Street Jazzmen @ Sunniside Social Club, Gateshead. 8:30pm.

Sat 31: Lindsay Hannon @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Lindsay previews new, original material.

Sat 31: jaktar + Johnny Richards @ Lit & Phil, Newcastle. 8:00pm. JNE promotion.

August

Sun 01: Vieux Carre Hot 4 @ Spanish City, Whitley Bay. 12 noon.

Sun 01: Jeffrey Hewer Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm. Leeds College of Music graduate guitarist (Masters, Jazz Performance & Composition).

Friday, January 01, 2016

CD Review: The Dan Wilkins Ensemble-Jnana Vijnana


Dan Wilkins (ten); Patrick McGhee (sop); Mike Bono, Vaughn Stoffet (gtr); Dave Lantz (pno/keys); Daryl Johns (bs); Jimmy MacBride (dms).
(Review by Lance).
Not a foot-tapper or a hip-shaker, this Sanskrit titled album is more a cerebral exercise. Wilkins' original compositions are, he says, inspired by personal psychological and spiritual experiences.
Jnana-Vijnana refers to the pursuit of understanding the knowledge of the Self and of the physical plural world in its many phases and incarnations.
There's more!
Jnana-Vijnana, it seems, was inspired by an event, in 2012, shortly after Wilkins attended a self-realisation seminar with a guru from India, Pujyashree Deepakbhai. "I'd been investigating Schopenhaur vis a vis Wagner and Zen philosophy, eventually leading to regular practice of Yoga and meditation..."
This is all beyond my Karma.
Judge for yourself.
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/danwilkinsensemble.
Lance.

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