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2014/03/21

Rainlore's World would like to sincerely and humbly thank everybody who donated to the recent Appeal for Donations, and one particular very kind and generous person/persons. You have made it possible for Rainlore's World to continue as an independent, not for profit site, with hosting now secure until 2015!

Thank you all so very, very much!

The appeal will be relaunched as and when funds begin to run short and web hosting for 2015/16 needs to be secured.

The overdue proper site update will follow ASAP. Please bear with Rainlore's World until then. Thank you.

 

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2014/01/14

If you would like to help keep Rainlore's World going, please donate to the ongoing Appeal above. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds, especially short term!

Please note - donations from artists, as well as from venues in the London/South East area, can only be accepted anonymously as otherwise conflicts of interest might arise! Rainlore's World has had to turn down several kind offers of donations of this kind already as they were either publically or privately offered. They have to be refused as otherwise the neutrality of Rainlore's World might be compromised, as e.g. an artist offering a donation might then be said to expect a favourable review in the future. Donations through PayPal are anonymous as antehc only pass on an anouncement of a donation and amount, and where relevant an unidentifiable comment.

There are some fabulous gigs coming up for review all the time, but regrettably they cannot be attended due to lack of funds for travel expenses. In fact, Rainlore's World's financial situation may sadly force the site to close down next August as there are no funds for web hosting and domain renewal, and at present the site is indeed in debt. So if you can help at all, please do. For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. The total raised so far is only £240. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. There has also been a generous pledge for February by The Devil's Kitchen Collective and Fiona Kerr - a fabulous jazz club in Bury St. Edmunds. Recently, a musician very kindly donated their entire earnings from a gig! Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

Where the money goes :  £40 roughly covers the travel expenses for one live event (with the new fare increases for 2014 this may increase), £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on some outstanding live events that were to be reviewed, and at the moment it is impossible to commit to any further live events at all. End of August web hosting fees were due and had to be borrowed for now.


For now, some other quick urgent news.

2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards!
Voting now open!
Jazz Services and PPL are pleased to announce that online voting is now open for the tenth Parliamentary Jazz Awards, which will take place at the House of Commons Terrace Pavilion on Tuesday 13th May. Entries are open to everyone, and forms can be completed online from the Jazz Services website at www.jazzservices.org.uk. The final deadline for entries is 12 noon on Monday 3rd February 2014.

The Parliamentary Jazz Awards is organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group (APPJAG), and supported by music licensing company PPL in conjunction with Jazz Services, JazzUK, Jazzwise, and the Jazz Section of the Musicians’ Union.

PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE HERE -

http://jazzservices.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=c54755d2d91ce836242ea0d58&id=ce3f2d5320&e=4b2f06b269

 

The categories for the 2014 Awards have been updated to reflect the ever-increasing scope of talent from within the UK’s jazz scene. Among the revisions is the introduction of the ‘Jazz Newcomer of the Year’ award which will honour the finest fresh talent from the last twelve months, and the separation of the ‘Musician of the Year’ award into ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’ and ‘Vocalist of the Year’, to allow for greater acknowledgment of the various art forms comprising jazz performance.

The nine categories for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2014 are:

Jazz Album of the Year (released in 2013 by a UK band or musicians)
Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2013)
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in 2013)
Jazz Ensemble of the Year (UK-based group who impressed in 2013)
Jazz Venue of the Year (including jazz clubs, venues, festivals and promoters)
Jazz Media Award (including broadcasters, journalists, magazines, blogs, listings and books)
Jazz Education Award (to an educator or project for raising the standard of jazz education in the UK)
Jazz Newcomer of the Year (UK-based artist, musician or group with a debut album released in 2013)
Services to Jazz Award (to a living person for their outstanding contribution to jazz in the UK).

PPL has been supporting the awards since 2005 and last year’s winners included: Guy Barker – Jazz Musician of the Year; Impossible Gentlemen – Jazz Ensemble of the Year; John Surman’s ‘Saltash Bells’ – Jazz Album of the Year and the late Stan Tracey OBE – Services to Jazz Award.

APPJAG has over 100 members from the House of Commons and House of Lords, across all political parties. Its aim is to encourage a wider and deeper enjoyment of jazz, to increase Parliamentarians’ understanding of the industry and issues surrounding it, as well as promoting jazz as a musical form, and to raise its profile both inside and outside of Parliament.

Rainlore's World will cast its vote for jazz singer extraordinaire Jan Ponsford in the Jazz Vocalist of the Year (UK-based vocalist who impressed in 2013) category, and I urge you to do the same, as well as the below.
Rainlore's World will also vote as follows -
Jazz Album of the Year (released in 2013 by a UK band or musicians) - 'Songs Of The Metropolis' (Gilad Atzmon & The OHE)
Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year (UK-based musician who impressed in 2013) - Gilad Atzmon
Jazz Ensemble of the Year (UK-based group who impressed in 2013) - Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble

The long overdue regular update will follow ASAP. Unfortunately, persistent health issues have been and are holding things up. In the coming updates there will be reviews of some most exciting CD releases, a fabulous multi-arts event, and four fabulous, exciting gigs going back all the way to last August!

For all the latest, check Facebook from time to time!

 

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2013/12/31

Rainlore's World would like to wish everybody a Happy and Prosperous New Year, and a Happy belated Holiday Season!

The long overdue regular update will follow ASAP. Unfortunately, persistent health issues have been and are holding things up. In the coming updates there will be reviews of some most exciting CD releases, a fabulous multi-arts event, and four fabulous, exciting gigs going back all the way to last August!

For all the latest, check Facebook from time to time!

If you would like to help keep Rainlore's World going, please donate to the ongoing Appeal above. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds, especially short term! There are some fabulous gigs coming up for review all the time, but regrettably they cannot be attended due to lack of funds for travel expenses. In fact, Rainlore's World's financial situation may sadly force the site to close down next August as there are no funds for web hosting and domain renewal, and at present the site is indeed in debt. So if you can help at all, please do. For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. The total raised so far is only £185. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. There has also been a generous pledge for February by The Devil's Kitchen Collective and Fiona Kerr - a fabulous jazz club in Bury St. Edmunds. Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

Where the money goes :  £40 roughly covers the travel expenses for one live event, £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on some outstanding live events that were to be reviewed, and at the moment it is impossible to commit to any further live events at all. End of August web hosting fees were due and had to be borrowed for now.


For now, Happy 2012 and see you soon!

 

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2013/09/11

If you would like to help keep Rainlore's World going, please donate to the ongoing Appeal above. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds, especially short term! For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. The total raised so far is £170. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. There has also been a generous pledge for October by The Devil's Kitchen Collective and Fiona Kerr - a fabulous jazz club in Bury St. Edmunds. Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

Where the money goes :  £40 roughly covers the travel expenses for one live event, £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on some outstanding live events that were to be reviewed, and at the moment it is impossible to commit to any further live events at all. End of August web hosting fees were due and had to be borrowed for now.


For now, a couple more reviews in this section.

The album reviews start with Ant Law's Entanglement, a polished debut if ever there was one. Guitarist Law and a fabulous line-up engage in this superb fusion effort from earlier this year. Young talent flourishes in Britain, and hurrah for that.

Then, Francesca Romana's Travelling - superb singer-songwriter EP that takes you to Bossa, Folk and Jazz territory. A must hear, and hence must read! Music to chill by that will totally seduce you!

Among other news, please note that the 'Other World Music' page will be renamed as plain 'World Music' page as soon as circumstances permit.

Regardless of what kind of music is your preference, you really don't want to miss the upcoming reviews of Thursday 22nd August's UK Calypso Monarch Final and Friday 23rd Augusts's Groovy Soca Monarch Final, all staged by the magnificent Association of British Calypsonians at The Tabernacle, Powis Sq., Ladbroke Grove, London W11. The ABC are really struggling against the odds and doing an amazing job! These shows were spec-tac-u-lar! Plus, more from the calypso/soca scene!

Gilad Atzmon is heading to NYC for a series of trio recordings - check his web site for details! Also check out his 20th Anniversary in the UK gig at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 21st November, as part of The London Jazz Festival. This is selling out fast!

Sarah Gillespie has gigs coming up as follows. Sep 19th - The Square and Compass, Swanage; Sep 20th Horsbridge Arts Centre - Whitstable; Oct 5th - Nirvanna Vashon Island - USA; Oct 7th - Seatlle USA details TBC; Oct 10th - Toas Masa Brewery - New Mexico USA; Oct 17th - The Cowgirl Cafe - Santa Fe USA; Nov 10th - The Fleece fundraiser concert - Colchester; Nov 21st - QEH @ Southbank with Gilad Atzmon LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL; Nov 23rd - Albany Theatre - LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL; Nov 29th - Litchfield Guildhall Theatre - Lichfield; Dec 7th - Turin Fok Club - Turin Italy; Dec 10th The Stables - Milton Keynes!

And from Whirlwind Recordings and Michael Janisch comes this:
'Dear Friends- We're throwing our first big party!
On October 10, 11 and 12 at the Kings Place in London, 18 Bands led by WWR artists will be showcasing a big swath of our catalog, with 86 world-class musicians performing an eclectic mix of original music. The festival includes 9 album launches, double bills, triple bills, free events, educational workshops, day passes, early bird & student tickets, and even a Festival Pass which will allow fans to see nearly every single show at the festival. We hope to see you in October, and a huge thanks to all of you for the support we've had these past few years.
VIEW THE FULL SCHEDULE (with Sounds/Videos) ON OUR SITE HERE
PURCHASE TICKETS AT KINGS PLACE
PURCHASE DAY AND FESTIVAL PASSES HERE
A quick snapshot of the events.
Thursday, Oct 10 Ollie Howell Quintet | 6.30pm, St Pancras Room; Partikel Trio | Alex Garnett & Nick Vayenas Quintet ft. Femi Temowo | Gareth Lockrane's Grooveyard Unplugged | 8pm, Hall One; Friday, Oct 11 Rachael Cohen Quartet ft. Phil Robson | 6.30pm, St Pancras Room The Whirlwind Quartet (Euan Burton, Tom Gibbs, George Crowley, Dave Hamblett) | Konrad Wiszniewski & Euan Stevenson's 9-piece New Focus | Phil Robson's IMS Quintet ft. Stan Sulzmann | 8pm, Hall One; Saturday, Oct 12 Jazz for Babies: Album Launch | 11am, St Pancras Room Robert Mitchell + Special Guest | Romain Pilon Quartet + special guest Logan Richardson | 2pm, Hall One Patrick Cornelius + special guest Jason Rebello | Jim Hart's Cloudmakers Trio | 4.45pm, Hall One Mike Gibbs 12 Piece Ensemble | Nia Lynn's Bannau Trio + special guest Norma Winstone | 8pm, Hall Two Zhenya Strigalev's 'Smiling Organizm' Quartet ft. Jason Yarde | Andre Canniere Group | Aruan Ortiz & Michael Janisch Quintet ft. Greg Osby | 8pm, Hall One

More than enough to keep anybody happy there!

 

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2013/08/13

If you would like to help keep Rainlore's World going, please donate to the ongoing Appeal. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds, especially short term! For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. £50 were raised in cash prior to the relaunch, and afterwards, a total of £100 (minus fees) via PayPal since. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. There has also been a generous pledge for October by The Devil's Kitchen Collective and Fiona Kerr - a fabulous jazz club in Bury St. Edmunds. Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

Where your money goes :  £40 roughly covers the travel expenses for one live event, £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on some outstanding live events that were to be reviewed, and only events until the end of August have been possible to commit to. After that, I am unable to commit at all at present. End of August is also when web hosting fees are due.


For now, some more reviews, and some real beauties!

The jazz gig of the century so far and the most magnificent one since Trane was the Gilad Atzmon Quartet - Coltrane Tribute At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Monday 5th August 2013. You had to have been there! Not sure if The Pizza is still there - it was on fire! The heat was unbelievable. If you missed this, you may well want to die after reading the review.

A real 'biggie' release is Norman Watt-Roy's Faith & Grace, the legendary rock cult figure's (and creator of the bass lines under such hits as Ian Dury & The Blockhead's Rhythm Stick, Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax and The Clash's Magnificent 7) first solo album. Superb production also from Gilad Atzmon - no getting away from the man. And what a line-up, too. Relax... and read the review, and meet Billericay Dickie again.

Among other news, please note that the 'Other World Music' page will be renamed as plain 'World Music' page as soon as circumstances permit.

Also, Clement Regert and his Wild Card have some super gigs coming up. Thursday 5 September: Wild Card live @ The Kings Head, (115 Upper St, IslingtonN1 1QN)) starts 10pm, free Entry. Line up: Clement Regert: Guitar, Ugo Delmirani: Keys, Sophie Alloway: Drums, Luke Fowler: Double-bass. Thursday 12 September: Wild Card live @ The Bar Solo (20 Inverness St London, Greater London NW1 7HJ) starts 8.30pm, free Entry. One not to miss!! Line up: Clement Regert: Guitar, Will Bartlett: Hammond Organ, Sophie Alloway: Drums. Sunday 15 September: Wild Card live @ The Dignity, 363 Regents Park road, Finchley N3 1DH) starts 8.30pm, free Entry. Line up: Gabor Dornyei: Drums, Mike Gorman: Organ, Clement Regert: Guitar. Thursday 19 September: Wild Card live @ The Plough (297 Northfields Avenue. Ealing. London. W5 4XB) starts 9pm, free Entry. Line up: Clement Regert: Guitar, Mike Gorman: Hammond Organ, Gabor Dornyei: DrumsLine up: Sophie Alloway: Drums, Mike Gorman: Organ, Clement Regert: Guitar. Monday 23 September: J-Sonics live @ Pizza Express (10 dean street Soho). £15 entry starts 8.30pm. Chris Phillips (Jazz FM, Breakfast show) will DJ before, after the performance and at the break. Line up: Gabor Dornyei: Drums, Andy Davies: Trumpet, Mike Flynn: Bass, Matt Telfer: Sax, Clement Regert: Guitar. Saturday 5 October: Wild Card live Oliver's Jazz cub (9 Nevada Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9JL). £6 Entry. Starts 9.30 pm. Line up: Alexis Corker: piano, Luke Fowler: Double-bass, Gabor Dornyei: Drums, Clement Regert: Guitar. Thursday 10 October: Wild card live @ Bar Solo (20 Inverness St London, Camden NW1 7HJ), starts 8.30 pm. Free Entry. Line Up: Andy Noble: Hammond organ, Sophie Alloway: Drums, Clement Regert: Guitar. Sunday 20 October: Wild Card live @ The Dignity (363 Regents Park rd, Finchley N3 1DH), Starts 8.30 pm, Free Entry. Line up: Sophie Alloway: Drums, Andy Noble: Hammond Organ, Clement Regert: Guitar. Saturday 26 October: Wild card live @ Dascalzo (2 Elizabeth street, Belgravia SW1) Starts 7.30 pm, free Entry. Line up. T.B.C.
And lots of them free!

Regardless of what kind of music is your preference, you really shouldn't miss the ongoing Calypso Tent and Thursday, 15th's Groovy Soca Monarch Final and especially next week Thursday, 22nd's UK Calypso Monarch Final, all hosted by the magnificent Association of British Calypsonians at The Tabernacle, Powis Sq., Ladbroke Grove, London W11. The ABC are really struggling against the odds and doing an amazing job! Please support them and British calypso and soca!

 

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2013/08/04

The Rainlore's World Appeal for Donations continues. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds, especially short term! For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. £50 were raised in cash prior to the relaunch, and afterwards, a total of £100 (minus fees) via PayPal since. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. There has also been a generous pledge for October by The Devil's Kitchen Collective and Fiona Kerr - a fabulous jazz club in Bury St. Edmunds. Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

What your money buys :  £40 roughly covers the travel expenses for one live event, £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on some outstanding live events that were to be reviewed, and only two can be attended between now and end of August. After that, I am unable to commit at all at present. End of August is also when web hosting fees are due.


For now, a couple more reviews, in strict alphabetical order as usual. One helluva mother of all gigs, and a Digital EP.

Long, long overdue is the review of Dominic J. Marshall's Words Fail Digital EP from February this year. A fascinating excursion into electronica from this gifted jazz piano trio leader, whose album Icaros I'm sure every contemporary jazz aficionado will remember from last year. If you like to be challenged and stimulated by the unfamiliar, you can't possibly miss out on this fabulous EP that's almost an album. Go on, have a butcher's at least!

A real 'Mother of all Gigs' was of course the glorious Asaf Sirkis Trio Album Launch At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London W1, Wednesday 17th July 2013 (Illustrated by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low). You will want to kick yourself very hard till all eternity if you missed this! No kidding, it was a blistering hot day and evening outside, The Pizza's air conditioning had the place pleasantly cool, and then Sirkis and his trio got going and made things hotter than the sun! And as Yaron Stavi is currently very busy elsewhere, Kevin Glasgow did a fan-tab-u-lous job filling his bass seat - but read the review!

Among other news, please note that the 'Other World Music' page will be renamed as plain 'World Music' page as soon as circumstances permit.

And if you're any kind of jazz fan, you can't possibly miss tomorrow's (Monday 5th August) tribute gig to titan of days gone by John Coltrane by modern day titan Gilad Atzmon at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho! With Atzmon making a rare tenor appearance, and Frank Harrison (p), Tim Thornton (b) and Ernesto Simpson (d). Make sure you catch this unique event, if tix haven't sold out already.

 

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2013/07/30

The Rainlore's World Appeal for Donations continues. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds, especially short term! For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. £50 were raised in cash prior to the relaunch, and afterwards, a total of £40 (minus fees) via PayPal since. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. There has also been a generous pledge for October by The Devil's Kitchen Collective and Fiona Kerr - a fabulous jazz club in Bury St. Edmunds. Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

Where your money goes :  £40 covers roughly the travel expenses for one live event, £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on some outstanding live events that were to be reviewed, and only two can be attended between now and end of August. After that, I am unable to commit at all at present. End of August is also when web hosting fees are due.


For now, a monster crop of reviews! Back to strict alphabetical order.

The live music reviews get started with Gilad Atzmon Quartet At Twickenham Jazz Club, The Bloomsbury, Twickenham, Middx. TW2, Thursday 20th June 2013 - a gloriously illustrated guest review by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low. Fascinating observations from Mr. Low! And he's certainly got this dead right - Frank Harrison certainly is the jewel in Atzmon's crown! What a lovely way of putting it.

Better late than never, here's the review of Sarah Gillespie's third album Glory Days at last. A stunner of an album! Ms. Gillespie yet again has moved on, reinvented herself and come up with a killer album, with suitably subtle production by Atzmon to match.

A gig to bring down the house was Clément Régert's Wild Card At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Thursday 27th June 2013. The inimitable Régert and company raised the temparature so high, the thermometer went bust! Well, almost. You had to be there to experience this. If you missed it, you'll have to make do with the review. And make sure you catch Wild Card another time!

Last but definitely not least of the reviews here this time is another high-energy gig, Terryazoome Live At The Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey, London N8, Wednesday 3rd July 2013. This fantastic world music/Greek/Afro/world jazz band had people swinging from the rafters - almost! Coming barely a week after the Wild Card gig, this was another one to definitely remember. If you haven't caught Terryazoome before, make sure you do. Although they don't consider themselves a jazz band per se, there is plenty of jazz interest in the music, and some of the players have impeccable jazz backgrounds. Need I say Winston Clifford, for example?

Among other news, please note that the 'Other World Music' page will be renamed as plain 'World Music' page as soon as circumstances permit.

This Thursday at 8pm, you should definitely catch Spectrum Trio at the Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7AN. They're another band that's almost impossible to classify but also with considerable jazz interest. They comprise Richard Jones - Violin, Shirley Smart - Cello, and Nick Pini - Bass. Here's the PR:
' Spectrum is a string ensemble comprising three of the UK's top improvising string players. Their repertoire extends from jazz, to pop, folk and world music all bought to life with dynamic arrangements and lively improvising and interaction. Violinist Richard Jones, described by NME as 'a fiddle player who manages to make his instrument sound sexy!' is a specialist in blues and jazz, while cellist Shirley Smart has an extensive background in North African and Middle Eastern music as well as jazz improvisation, and has performed at festivals all over the UK and internationally. Bass player Nick Pini is one of the UK’s most in demand bass players on the jazz scene. The combination of these three unique and diverse backgrounds coupled with their virtuostic and sensitive improvisational abilities makes this an exciting new group to hear.'

One decidedly not to miss is Soho Interpretations: The Spirit of Coltrane with Gilad Atzmon! This is at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London W1 next Monday, 5th August at 7pm. Book now! To book by phone: 0845 6027 017. Gilad Atzmon – tenor Saxophone, Frank Harrison – piano, Ernesto Simpson – drums, Tim Thornton – bass. Here's the blurb:
'John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it's his patented "sheets of sound," his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold cathartic wails, no aspiring jazz saxophonist can afford to neglect the music of Coltrane. Tonight, the great saxophonist Gilad Atzmon will take to the stage for the ultimate interpretation of one of the greatest jazz musicians! A celebration of the great man’s music.'
Also see http://www.gilad.co.uk/writings/next-monday-a-very-interesting-concert-the-spirit-of-coltran.html for more.

More news from Atzmon - 'A Great Album - Norman Watt-Roy's “Faith & Grace” is out. I am very proud of this record. I think that sonically, this is probably my best production ever. If you love Jazz, if you are a Blockhead, if you love Norman, R&B and Jaco (Pastorius).. this is your album..'
'Norman, the legendary rock cult figure, is in fact an avid jazz enthusiast, his greatest musical heroes are Charlie Parker, Jaco Pastorius, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. Norman's legendary bass lines were always an attempt to combine rock simplicity and jazz walking bass patterns (Rhythm Stick). When Norman was asked by Gilad to define the Blockheads many years ago, Norman answer was “we are basically a Jazz band with audience”. Norman surrounded himself by the leading British Jazz musicians Gilad Atzmon, Frank Harrison, Dylan Howe, Asaf Sirkis, Enzo Zirrili. Atzmon built a new musical content around Norman’s most famous bass lines: ‘Save It’ is structured over Blockheads' ‘Rhythm Stick’, ‘Norman Norman’ is based on the Clash’s ‘Magnificent 7’ and Frankie Goes To Hollywood’s ‘Relax’. The album pays sonic tribute to Weather Report (John & Mary), Victor Young (‘My Foolish Heart’). But it also schleps ‘Billericay Dickie’ to the Smokey Jazz club.'

Maciek Pysz is also keeping very busy. Upcoming gigs with his trio include -
SEPTEMBER 12th - RAY'S JAZZ AT FOYLES, 6pm, London
SEPTEMBER 14th - KING'S PLACE FESTIVAL, 12:00pm, London
SEPTEMBER 14th - OLIVER'S JAZZ BAR, 8:30pm, London
NOVEMBER 16th - JAZZ CAFE POSK - LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL, London
MARCH 25th 2014 - PIZZA EXPRESS JAZZ CLUB, London
Other gigs featuring Pysz include -
JULY 25th - LA COLLE-SUR-LOUP with ROMAIN DRAVET/MACIEK PYSZ PROJECT - La Colle Sur Loup, France
JULY 26th - B-SPOT with ROMAIN DRAVET/MACIEK PYSZ PROJECT - Nice, France
AUGUST 1st - LA NOTE BLEUE JAZZ FESTIVAL with ROMAIN DRAVET/MACIEK PYSZ PROJECT - Monte Carlo, Monaco
AUGUST 2nd - LA NOTE BLEUE JAZZ FESTIVAL with ROMAIN DRAVET/MACIEK PYSZ PROJECT - Monte Carlo, Monaco
AUGUST 3rd - LA NOTE BLEUE JAZZ FESTIVAL with ROMAIN DRAVET/MACIEK PYSZ PROJECT - Monte Carlo, Monaco
NOVEMBER 8th - CEUTA JAZZ FESTIVAL with ACUSTICA - Ceuta, Spain

 

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2013/07/12

The Rainlore's World Appeal for Donations was 'silently' - apart from announcements on Facebook - relaunched a few weeks ago. Rainlore's World is in urgent needs of funds! For details, see the box above. There's even a convenient PayPal button which lets you donate anonymously. £50 were raised in cash prior to the relaunch, and afterwards, a total of £40 (minus fees) via PayPal since. Also, a generous donation of a (secondhand) laptop computer was received as the previous one was terminally ill, to tide things over until the tower can be repaired. Thank you all most kindly for your generosity.

Where your money goes :  £40 covers roughly the travel expenses for one live event, £50 covers those plus helps Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence with his travel expenses. Approx. £210 covers web hosting for one year. App. £500 would cover computer repairs/upgrades.

Please give what you can. Rainlore's World is already having to miss out on live events that were to be reviewed, and only two can be attended between now and end of August. After that, I am unable to commit at present. End of August is also when web hosting fees are due.


For now, much delayed, we have a bit of a bumper crop of reviews and an exclusive in-depth interview! This time, we'll skip strict alphabetical order for once.

Asaf Sirkis is launching his latest fabulous album with his trio on 17th July at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, and if you pre-book at the Pizza, a free, signed CD will be yours on the night! Book here now! Don't miss this super gig!

To celebrate the launch, we have the review of the Asaf Sirkis Trio's Shepherd's Stories right here! A mind-blowing, fantastic album that no jazz and jazz fusion aficionado should miss out on. A very different Asaf Sirkis Trio album from the previous ones - but read the review.

But not only that, we also have an exclusive, extensive in-depth interview, The Rainlore Interview :  Asaf Sirkis - a must read! Sirkis talks freely about the Shepherd's Stories album, the trio, his music, formative influences on his development as a musician, and much more besides. A most revealing chat!

The sole live music review is of another jazz great - Tony Kofi's Future Passed Trio At Hideaway Streatham, London SW16, Saturday 8th June 2013. What a night! Kofi on top form and better than ever! But what but the very best would you expect from a member of The World Saxophone Quartet and the immortal Abdullah Ibrahim's (formerly Dollar Brand, for those that are stuck on the old name, esp. South African friends!) band?

Also long overdue is the fully illustrated fine art review of Alban Low - Jazz Art Exhibition At Twickenham Jazz Club, Twickenham, Middx. TW2, Saturday 25th May 2013. Low is of course Rainlore's World Artist in Residence, and this exhibition also includes images from our joint ventures. With jazz artists being his specialty, another exhibition on the subject was long overdue. A collection of stunning images, but see for yourself. And if that's not enough, you can even buy fine prints to decorate your wall! And at more than reasonable prices, too. Too reasonable for such a fine outstanding artist, if you ask me.

One more album review here for now. The Maciek Pysz Trio's Insight is their long awaited debut. And what a debut album! And what a line-up! Yes, in addition to guitar virtuoso Pysz himself there's of course the almost ubiquitous rhythm section of Asaf Sirkis and Yuri Goloubev. 'nuff said - read on in the review.

Among other news, Sarah Gillespie is busy touring in support of her latest album, Glory Days. See her web site for dates!

Gilad Atzmon & The OHE are reaching the tail end of their tour for Songs of the Metropolis - see web site. Meanwhile, Atzmon also has another fascinating gig ahead! Don't miss this very rare opportunity to hear Atzmon on tenor (in a strict jazz context)! The contemporary legend Atzmon pays homage to the historical legend Coltrane! Soho Interpretations: The Spirit of Coltrane with Gilad Atzmon is on 5th August at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London W1, phone 0845 6027 017. From the blurb:
'John Coltrane is the most influential tenor saxophonist in jazz history. Whether it's his patented "sheets of sound," his rapid-fire improvisations or his bold cathartic wails, no aspiring jazz saxophonist can afford to neglect the music of Coltrane. Tonight, the great saxophonist Gilad Atzmon will take to the stage for the ultimate interpretation of one of the greatest jazz musicians! A celebration of the great man’s music.
'Soho Interpretations: Pizza Express is delighted to announce a regular series of Monday night shows featuring the Jazz Clubs greats interpreting the music of Jazz Legends. Artists will come together for concerts that lovingly pay homage to their heroes. The legends in question have created some of the most innovative and expressive music in Jazz history and these shows will show case their music by some the current crop of leading Jazz artists.'
Gilad Atzmon – tenor saxophone; Frank Harrison – piano; Ernesto Simpson – drums; Tim Thornton – bass
Book now to avoid disappointment as this is bound to sell out early! How often have you seen Atzmon play tenor in a strict jazz context?!!!

Meanwhile, Greek/Afro/World/Jazz band Terryazoome are playing their next gig at the Great Northern Railway Tavern, 67 High St, Hornsey, London N8 7QB, on Friday 20th September - great band, great music, great intimate place, good and very reasonably priced food!

Please note that the 'Other World Music' page will be renamed as plain 'World Music' page as soon as circumstances permit.

 

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2013/06/04

This time, a Special Feature and two gig reviews in this section!

Starting with the gig reviews, a return visit to Jan Ponsford's monthly residency proved irresistible, and thus we have Jan Ponsford Quartet Reunion At Jan's Bar, Stoke Newington, London N16, Sunday 19th May 2013. This time it's not illustrated as Alban Low was tied up with other things. Which is a pity as he missed out on guest trombonist Annie Whitehead. All in all, a real class gig if ever there was one! Ms. Ponsford's monthly residency is going from strength to strength, and you surely don't want to miss the next one on 16th June! More from Ms. Ponsford further along, concerning the revival of her jazz choir.

A gig I had been very much looking forward to also but sadly couldn't make, the Maciek Pysz Trio - Album Launch At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, Wednesday 22nd May 2013 thus has to be an illustrated Guest Review by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence, Alban Low. My review of the album, 'Insight,' will follow with the next site update.

The Special Feature is Asaf Sirkis And The Road To Shepherd's Stories - the latest album with his Asaf Sirkis Trio, to be released in July. A brief career overview and, well, what it says on the tin. Shepherd's Stories, Sirkis' most riveting album yet, will be launched at London's Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on 17th July, so hurry up and get your tix soon! The album itself will be reviewed shortly.

Among other news, Jan Ponsford has also relaunched her jazz choir. Here are the details -

'Community Jazz Choir
Swingin' Singin' with The Travelling Medicine Show™
The community Jazz choir The Travelling Medicine Show™, originally founded by Ponsford in London in the late 80s, is back by popular demand.
Right now The Travelling Medicine Show™ rehearsal venues are being set up in Hackney, Islington, and Camden, London, with the possibility of other branches in the south of England in Whitstable, Brighton and Southampton.
The project's aim is to spread the rhythm and harmony vocal vibe across the country with wonderful gatherings, bringing together each of the area groups for fabulous mega sing-ins.
Choir material will cover music from the Real Book, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and more, plus some personally penned Ponsford originals with a soul, gospel, funk, and Latin feel.
You don't have to read music. or be a ‘singer’. Just bring your voice and enthusiasm, and £3 per session.
Every session will help you develop your voice, your musical ear, and knowledge of harmony, together with your sense of rhythm, and you'll have a whole load of fun too.
Get in the spirit. Wanna live in harmony? What are you waiting for? Liberate your larynx!
To ensure your place join now by email. jazzchoirukATgmail.com'

You can check out details on Jan Ponsford's web site - click on jazzcoir/tuition/retreats page.

On Friday 7th June Maurizio Minardi on piano and accordion will be performing with Nick Pini on double bass and Jason Reeve on drums. The event takes place at Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett St, London, Greater London N16 8AZ.
Minardi will play music from his latest CD The Cook, the Clown, the Monk and the Accordionist (available on www.mauriziominardi.co.uk or on iTunes, Amazon, and other online stores), and from My Piano Trio. Tickets £9 from the box office. Information and normal price tickets.

The following night, Saturday 8th June, Tony Kofi's Future Past Trio is at The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, from 8.30pm. Special guests are also promised. Hurry up and book now, you don't want to miss this.

The same night, Gilad Atzmon is celebrating his 50th birthday at the 606 in Chelsea - another one you don't want to miss. Pity these last two are on the same day! Special guests will join Atzmon for some great jazz, and lots of fun no doubt.

Singer-songwriter David Vaughan, with accordionist Romano Viazzani and clarinettist Daniel Broncano, will be at Oliver's Jazz Bar in Greenwich before that on Thursday 6th June at 8.30pm (entrance £5), and at The Bull's Head in Barnes on Sunday 9th June at 8.30pm (entrance £10). Their performances have been very well received so far. Vaughan's songwriting, arranging, and performance style is unique, drawing on both European and British influences in chanson and music theatre. Oliver's Jazz Bar is a cosy basement jazz bar with a modest stage and sound system but with a great atmosphere full of gallic charm. The Bull's Head, on the other hand, is an established jazz venue with a lovely Yamaha grand and full sound and lighting.

Also, accordionist Romano Viazzani will be playing with Cabaret Verite and Bethany Jameson again on 13th June in Pewsey in Wiltshire. Cabaret Verite will also be back in July, on the 12th at The Green Note, Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1, on 13th July at Mary and Percy Shelley’s House in Bournemouth, and on 14th July at La Cave in Southwark for Bastille Night. They will be playing some of their latest arrangements and new songs at these last three gigs.

Please note that the 'Other World Music' page will be renamed as plain 'World Music' page as soon as circumstances permit.

Also please be aware that there may be delays to forthcoming updates due to the current - generously donated - stop-gap laptop computer being very near breathing its last and hence a (tower) replacement having to be found urgently, which may occupy a good bit of time.

Most regrettably I have to severely curtail gig and other live event reviews from now on due to severely constrained finances and in the absence of substantial donations to the site or sponsorship. I shall of course honour most events I have already committed to until August this year. However, beyond that, things are highly uncertain at the moment, and unless there is a positive change in circumstances, I shall not be able to attend more than one event per month at best. Expenses such as fares are simply too much to bear out of my own limited pocket.

Hence, an appeal for donations will be re-launched shortly, as soon as mechanisms for anonymous donations via PayPal have been put in place.

 

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2013/05/16

After some delays and including a couple more reviews than would originally have been scheduled, here's a bevy of reviews - four gig reviews, two illustrated by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low, and two illustrated guest reviews by him, a solitary album review (I know, we're getting further behind again with albums at the moment but hope to catch up a good bit soon) and an article. The article, and album will be relevant here, and of course two og the gig reviews. So here we go, in the usual alphabetical order.

The solitary album review is Farthest South's Omens & Talismans, a spectacular adventure in free improv/experimental music featuring Israeli free jazz giant, saxophonist Albert Beger, and guitar ace Yair Yona (on bass), plus more. A fascinating journey and exploration of free improvisation combined with effects and electronica, this is stunning!

Next it's the excellent Georgia Mancio Live At Twickenham Jazz Club, The Bloomsbury, Twickenham TW2, Thursday 25th April 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) - who would not wish to have been there? A very intimate gig, with just voice, guitar and bass, totally exposed. Mr. Low gets stuck in!

A dream of a gig was of course the Jan Ponsford Quartet Reunion Live At Jan's Bar, Stoke Newington, London N16, Sunday 21st April 2013 (Illustrated by Alban Low) - ultimate class from the one and only Jan Ponsford and her fabulous quartet. How much better could things possibly get. Voice, piano (or accordion), bass, drums... and trumpet? Plus an outstanding guest saxophonist, to round things off. Magic!

The article, The Reviewer & The Reviewed examines the roles of both. This had been held over from previous updates to fine-tune it. It's funny how there's just the odd exception that does not seem to grasp the fundamental 'rules of engagement!'

Please be aware that there may be delays to forthcoming updates due to the current - generously donated - stop-gap laptop computer being very near breathing its last and hence a (tower) replacement or parts having to be found urgently, which may occupy a good bit of time.

Most regrettably I have to severely curtail gig and other live event reviews from now on due to severely constrained finances and in the absence of substantial donations to the site or sponsorship. I shall of course honour most events I have already committed to until August this year. However, beyond that, things are highly uncertain at the moment, and unless there is a positive change in circumstances, I shall not be able to attend more than one event per month at best. Expenses such as fares are simply too much to bear out of my own limited pocket.

Hence, an appeal for donations will be re-launched shortly, as soon as mechanisms for anonymous donations via PayPal have been put in place.

In other news, the Maciek Pysz Trio are launching their new album Insight at The Forge in Camden Town, London NW1, on Wednesday 22nd May 2013! In addition to guitarist Pysz himself, the trio features Asaf Sirkis on drums and Yuri Goloubev on double bass. Get your tickets here quickly! Further tour details at Pysz's web site.

Even closer is this Sunday's (19th May) Jan Ponsford Quartet Reunion at Jan's Bar, 18 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 7HR, phone 0207 812 9862. Don't miss this unique opportinity to see the UK's premier jazz singer with an all-star line-up - pianist Frances Knight, bassist Terry Pack and drummer Winston Clifford plus special guest Annie Whitehead on 'bone! Admission: £5/£4. More at Ms. Ponsford's web site. This is now a regular residency, on the third Sunday of the month!

 

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2013/04/19

Just one album reviewed this time, but it's straight out of heaven. However, another item or two had to be still withheld due to last minute further editing being required and insufficient time being available.

It's Maurizio Minardi's The Cook The Clown The Monk And The Accordionist, the piano and accordion maestro's ninth studio album. His accordion dominates here, and Minardi delivers another drop-dead-gorgeous album. Cinematic in character and scale, with a cast of thousands... err, two trio configurations plus cellist Shirley Smart guesting on a few tracks. This album is almost the perfect counterfoil to the previous My Piano Trio.

Among other news, the long overdue Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 will of course follow ASAP but maybe a while yet. However, the good news is that the winners will henceforth receive a commemorative plaque, and Rainlore's World is proud to announce that the Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 will be sponsored by the prestigious Sampson Low Ltd., one of the UK's oldest publishing houses!

Most regrettably I have to severely curtail gig and other live event reviews from now on due to severely constrained finances and in the absence of substantial donations to the site or sponsorship. I shall of course honour most events I have already committed to until August this year. However, beyond that, things are highly uncertain at the moment, and unless there is a positive change in circumstances, I shall not be able to attend more than one event per month at best. Expenses such as fares are simply too much to bear out of my own limited pocket.

Jan Ponsford's Reunion with her Jan Ponsford Quartet takes place this Sunday 21st April, 7.00 - 9.30pm at Jan's Bar, 18 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, London N16 7HR, phone 0207 812 9862. Don't miss this unique opportinity to see the UK's premier jazz singer with an all-star league - pianist Frances Knight, bassist Terry Pack and drummer Winston Clifford plus special guests! Admission: £5/£4 - FREE for 1st 4 at the door!

The Maciek Pysz Trio will be launching their new album Insight at The Forge in Camden Town on 22nd May 2013. Tickets on sale now. Book here. Please visit web site for up to date tour schedule.

Tickets for the Asaf Sirkis Trio's Shepherd's Stories Album Launch concert at Pizza Express Jazz Club on 17th July on sale. Get your tickets now. Pizza Express Live - Jazz Club Soho, Wed-17th July (7:00pm) - £15.00. Show Time 8:30pm / Doors Open 7:00pm.

Gilad Atzmon & The OHE's European Tour for Songs Of The City is now underway.
Friday, April 19 - Porgy & Bess Vienna, Austria
Saturday, 20 April -Hotel Sedartis, Thalwil, Switzerland
Sunday, April 21 - Wodan Halle , Freiburg i.Breisgau, Germany
Monday, April 2 - Domicile, Pforzheim, Germany
Tuesday, April 23 - L’inoi, Luxembourg
Wednesday & Thursday 24 - 25 April - Sunset Sunside Jazzclub Paris, France
Friday, 26 April - Rathaus, Saarwellingen, Germany
Saturday, 27 April -Kulturhaus Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, Germany
Sunday, April 28 - A Trane , Berlin, Germany

See Atzmon's web site for up to date details.

 

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2013/04/05

Just a single gig review this time.

This is Michael Janisch - The Whirlwind Sessions Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Friday 8th March 2013, an illustrated guest review by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low. Bassist and improviser extraordinaire, and head of Whirlwind Records Janisch's late night Whirlwind session will run right through to November, with a Whirlwind Festival also slated for August at The King's Place. These sessions are bound to be exciting, so make Friday nights at the Pizza your late night home from home! The first set is a quartet or quintet led by a Whirlwind artist, the second a jam. The one reviewed was led by Janisch himself, with Phil Robson, Gene Calderazzo, Duncan Eagles and Zhenya Strigalev!

Singer-songwriter-guitarist extraordinaire Sarah Gillespie has received the first run of her new (third) album, Glory Days! This is currently available on pre-release exclusively from Ms. Gillespie's web site. Official release is slated for June. Also check the site for her very busy touring schedule!

In other news, the long overdue Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 will of course follow ASAP but maybe a while yet. However, the good news is that the winners will henceforth receive a commemorative plaque, and Rainlore's World is proud to announce that the Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 will be sponsored by the prestigious Sampson Low Ltd., one of the UK's oldest publishing houses!

Most regrettably I shall have to severely curtail gig and other live event reviews from now on due to severely constrained finances and in the absence of substantial donations to the site or sponsorship. I shall of course honour any events I have already committed to until August this year. However, beyond that, things are highly uncertain at the moment, and unless there is a positive change in circumstances, I shall not be able to attend more than one event per month at best. Expenses such as fares are simply too much to bear out of my own limited pocket.

 

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2013/03/27

Much delayed, alas, but you will surely find this update was worth waiting for! In part, this delay was caused by holding out for including the illustrated review of the sensational Nicolas Meier gig. As a consequence, one or two other items regrettably had to be held over to the next update. A bit of a mixed bag, in strict alphabetical order as usual.

A CD review takes the shape of the Aleph Trio's self-titled Aleph Trio (EP). Almost an album, and more than worth investigating! More than generous for an EP, this is as satisfying as any album. A class act, too.

The first of two gigs reviewed, Nicolas Meier - Album Launch 'From Istanbul To Ceuta With A Smile' At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Tuesday 19th March 2013 (Illustrated by Alban Low), was a sensation. Although missing Gilad Atzmon and Bernard Gregor-Smith from the album line-up, it lived up to its promise of being a most exciting event.

A feature, Jan Ponsford On A Gig At The Klinker Club At The Olive, Stoke Newington High Street, London N16, Tuesday 5th February 2013, And On Free Improv, has the renowned jazz singer extraordinaire talking in her own words and makes for fascinating reading. Expect to hear a whole lot more from/about Jan Ponsford, who has returned to these shores to resume her career here, to our great fortune.

Finally, the second gig reviewed is The Twelveheads At The Amersham Arms, New Cross, London, Tuesday 5th March 2013, an illustrated Guest Review by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low. Sparkling with wit and humour, you cannot miss out on this. As for Peter Ibbetson's Twelveheads, you may know them better under their previous name of Pseudonym.

In other news, the long overdue Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 will of course follow ASAP but maybe a while yet. However, the good news is that the winners will henceforth receive a commemorative plaque, and Rainlore's World is proud to announce that the Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 will be sponsored by the prestigious Sampson Low Ltd., one of the UK's oldest publishing houses!

Most regrettably I shall have to severely curtail gig and other live event reviews from now on due to severely constrained finances and in the absence of substantial donations to the site or sponsorship. I shall of course honour any events I have already committed to until August this year. However, beyond that, things are highly uncertain at the moment, and unless there is a positive change in circumstances, I shall not be able to attend more than one event per month at best. Expenses such as fares are simply too much to bear out of my own limited pocket.

 

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2013/03/10

The best laid plans...! Still, a real stonker with nothing less than three reviews of gigs illustratated by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low (and two also written by him as I couldn't attend myself) In strict alphabetical order then as usual.

Any Gilad Atzmon gig is always something special. Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble - 'Songs Of The Metropolis' Album Launch At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Saturday 23rd February 2013 obviously was going to be extra special from the start. It is illustrated by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low. What more could anyone ask? Fantastic musical performances? Take them for granted with Atzmon & Co.! Gig of the year so far. The album was reviewed here last time.

Sadly, Chico Chica Live At The Green Carnation, Soho, London W1, Tuesday 19th February 2013 was one of two gigs in February that I could not make myself. However, we have an Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low, first published on his Art Of Jazz blog on 22nd February. I really liked their album Melangerie last year - so what did Alban think of the gig?

And finally, Joanna Strand & Friends - Delirium Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Thursday 7th February 2013, was another gig that alas I was unable to attend myself, but again we have a fabulous Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low, originally published on his Art Of Jazz blog on 9th February. Last year, Joanna Strand's album launch of Fly Transatlantic was the first gig Alban and I collaborated on. This was a completely different kettle of fish. See what Alban made of it.

In other news, most regrettably I shall have to severely curtail gig and other live event reviews from now on due to severely constrained finances and in the absence of substantial donations to the site or sponsorship. I shall of course honour any events I have already committed to until August this year. However, beyond that, things are highly uncertain at the moment, and unless there is a positive change in circumstances, I shall not be able to attend more than one event per month at best. Expenses such as fares are simply too much to bear out of my own pocket.

More news on the Rainlore's World Albums of the Year 2012 had to be postponed till next time. Sorry.

On Thursday 14th March, Maurizio Minardi will be launching his new album The Cook, the Clown, the Monk and the Accordionist with Shirley Smart (cello), Nick Pini (double bass), Jason Reeve (drums), and Marco Quarantotto (drums), at Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW, from 8pm. See Minardi's Facebook page for a special discount ticket offer!

Michael Janisch & Whirlwind Recordings are very excited to announce two major developments at Whirlwind Recordings. The first is Michael Janisch's Jazz for Babies, a series of CDs to introduce babies to jazz! According to Janisch, 'Our first five albums feature a themed lead instrument (Grand Piano, Trumpet, Vibraphone, Guitar, Saxophone) performing 15 classic songs adapted into Calm & Soothing Lullabies for both parent and baby to enjoy. Performed by world class jazz musicians on real instruments, each track also features a splash of melodic improvisation making our baby music completely unique. No more dreaded music box or computerized baby music albums with poorly produced synthetic sounds! Our goal is making albums of pristine sound quality featuring truly creative music that is sophisticated enough for parents to enjoy but is calm and soothing enough for a recital in the womb, to soothe a fretful infant or send a restless toddler off to sleep.
'Our first 5 albums will be released worldwide on June 10th, 2013 in CD shops, Online at over 50 digital retailers as well as in Mother and Baby Gift Stores, and are now available on our site as advance copies. Visit the JFB store.'

The second new development is The Whirlwind Sessions... 'London's Premier Jam Session and Late Night Friday Hang. Every Friday (Starting Friday the 8th!) from 11:30 pm - 3 am at The Pizza Express Jazz Club. FREE ENTRANCE! 10 Dean St, London W1D 3RW Phone: 020 7437 9595.
'The sessions continue weekly on Fridays throughout the year. Michael Janisch of Whirlwind Recordings has teamed up with WWR Artist Zhenya Strigalev and Maggie Black Productions to create opportunities for high quality performances in a jam session setting. Each friday night a Whirlwind Recordings Artist will lead a quartet or quintet of musicians for the first set; invited guests - local and visiting musicians from around the world - will join them in the second. The music will include original compositions as well as tunes from the jazz canon. One of the goals of the project is to gather together high quality musicians no matter where they come from or which label they are signed to so occasionally musicians not part of Whirlwind Recordings will lead the sessions. With the roster of artists leading each session this will no doubt be the place to be on a Friday night in Soho-- AND ENTRANCE IS FREE. Come on down whether you're a fan of the music, a musician or just want to experience some new sounds by leading artists. At all sessions we will have our entire catalog of albums on display so if you like what you hear you can pick up any of them right there on the night. For more information on the Whirlwind Sessions including the artists schedule week by week, please click here.'
Artists include Michael Janisch himself, Phil Robson, Gareth Lockrane, Partikel, and more! How does Janisch keep coming up with such brilliant ideas? Well, like his fantastic improv skills, it's got to be a fantastic gift!

Further, Nicolas Meier will launch his album From Istanbul To Ceuta With A Smile at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on Tuesday 19th March! Not to be missed! This will be the start of a tour to promote the album. The album features Meier's biggest band so far with all exceptional musicians including:
Lizzie Ball on violin; Pat Bettison on bass and harmonica; Bernard Gregor-Smith on cello; Demi Garcia on percussions; Asaf Sirkis on drums; Gilad Atzmon on sax and clarinet; James Pearson on piano; and Meier himself on acoustic guitars, glissentar, baglama.
Also, according to Meier, 'Plenty of concerts coming up with Gabrielle Ducomble throughout the year and we will be in the studio very soon to record her second album!!!
'My friend and guitarist Pete Roth is right in the middle of recording his second album which I'm also involved in...
'The guitar duo Oxley-Meier will be on the road to promote the album "Travels to the West" so keep checking my website for dates...
'My metal band Seven7 is in the middle of writing its third album and it looks already very exciting!!!'
Check Meier's web site, MGP label's, and Seven7's for details.

 

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2013/02/28

Just one album review that should be of great interest here this time, and some major archiving of inactive pages.

The album reviewed comes from the amazing Kobi Arad Band and Inner Hymns - Creative Exploration of Traditional Jewish Hymns. Very esoteric, highly creative 'Third Stream' from the modern master. And very deft ivory work from Arad too, as usual. You can catch him live if you're on the US East Coast, particularly the NYC area.

The 'A/V Pages' section of Rainlore's World has now been permanently moved to archive. It had long become impossible to maintain/update this. Please note that some of the links may no longer work. The 'Artists' section will be next to be archived as soon as time permits, for the same reason.

The next update may take a little time as it's going to be a real biggie! In every sense of the word. Not one, not two, but three gig reviews illustrated by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low, and two of them also written by him! The other one's a real biggie in itself. Then, we have a literary review on the topic of art. And of course one or two albums as well.

And there's more exciting news on the Rainlore's World Albums Of The Year 2012 next time, too! No, sadly they're not coming along just yet. But exciting news, all the same.

 

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2013/02/17

At last, Pt. 2 of last week's site update! Two more album reviews, and an art exhibition review.

Overdue due to a mix up and receiving the review CD late is the first album, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's Songs Of The Metropolis. A phenomenal album from a phenomenal maestro and a phenomenal band! All heart, romance and beauty! This is Atzmon venturing out of his comfort zone. Well, this is Atzmon, what do you expect! Stunning! Equally stunning is how much this album shares in common with Mark Weinstein's Todo Corazon - The Tango Album, reviewed in Pt. 1 of this update last week. Find out what these albums have in common in the review.

Long overdue due to 'congestion' here is the second album, Salim Ghazi Saeedi's namoWoman. An extraordinary album from Iran, this comes broadly from the sphere of prog rock / avant rock / prog metal, with a twist. It should also be of interest to fusion aficionados, which is why it is included here.

The art exhibition review comes in the form of Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence's Alban Low - Art Of Folk Exhibition At TwickFolk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, Middx. TW1, Sunday 27th January 2013. Or, to give it its full title, Art of Folk At TwickFolk Twickenham. This comes fully illustrated with nineteen of the twenty glorious images in the show. And moreover, there's a special offer for readers of the review, so you can now own a print by Alban Low at a special price! Of particular interest here of course as Low's specialty is normally jazz musicians.

In other news, Asaf Sirkis has a new set of pictures of the Asaf Sirkis Trio by Matt Crossick on display on Facebook.

Of course, also slightly overdue by now are Rainlore's World's Albums Of The Year 2012. There is so much to do, this is inevitable, and they will follow ASAP. However, regrettably this maybe while yet...

 

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2013/02/10

Somewhat delayed due to various 'interludes' of exhaustion, man flu and the like, this site update also had to be split into two parts. Today, here is Pt. 1. Pt. 2 will follow, hopefully, around next Friday. Regrettably, this causes further delays to a number of album and gig reviews long overdue.

The current crop of reviews in Pt. 1 in this section consists of two album reviews. As usual, in strict alphabetical order...

The first album review comes from Horizen and their debut Big Bang. They are a wonderful four-piece band led by guitarist Tom Williams intent on making a big bang on the jazz fusion scene! They're certainly going about it the right way with this very polished album. Even if you're not a fan of prog rock oriented fusion, this album will surely grow on you!

The second album review is of Mark Weinstein's Todo Corazon - The Tango Album - a phenomenal album indeed! The master jazz flautist ventures completely out of his comfort zone and pulls it off. An album all heart, romance and beauty! Stunning! Equally stunning is how much it shares in common with another album released just a few short weeks earlier - find out what this is, and which album it is, in the review. The review of the 'other album' regrettably had to be moved to Pt. 2 of this update.

On the other news front, outstanding jazz singer extraordinaire Jan Ponsford, accompanied by Frances Knight on bandoneón, was part of an exciting, mostly free improv, gig last Tuesday, 5th February at a packed out Klinker Club at The Olive, Stoke Newington High Street, London N16. We'll bring you a short summary in Ms. Ponsford's own write shortly. Also, news soon of a Jan Ponsford Quartet 'party gig' (duffle coats, roll necks and thick rimmed glasses a requirement for admission!) and an article or two on free improv with the irrepressible Ms. Ponsford!

World class drummer/percussionist extraordinaire Asaf Sirkis is busy mixing the new album of his Asaf Sirkis Trio, when he isn't busy gigging, recording or teaching! It's due for release this summer, with a launch gig at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, on 17th July. You can't book yet, but note it in your diary and then book early once booking opens in April. This is bound to be a real cracker of a gig, and to sell out! The gig will feature the original line-up of Tassos Spiliotopoulos on guitar, Yaron Stavi on bass guitar, and of course Sirkis himself at the traps!

Guitar ace supreme Nicolas Meier is very pleased to announce the launch of his new album From Istanbul to Ceuta with a Smile. He will launch the album at Pizza Express Dean Street in London on 19th March 2013. So book your tickets for an exciting show! The album is now out on MGP Records and was reviewed here recently.

Force of nature jazz giant and 'maverick' Gilad Atzmon's new album with his Orient House Ensemble, Songs Of The Metropolis, looks set to become their most successful and best selling album yet! The tour dates are selling out fast, including the five-gig launch residency at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho from 21st - 23rd February! (Thursday 21st is apparently already sold out!) For booking the Pizza Express gigs phone 020 7437 9595, or book online. The album will be reviewed in Pt. 2 of this site update around the end of this week, as it was sadly delayed in reaching me due to a mix up.

Phenomenal singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie has nearly finished mixing and mastering her new, third Atzmon-produced album Glory Days. In January she was also busy in the studio recording a track with legendary Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy that Gillespie had written with him and Atzmon for Watt-Roy's new solo album due out this spring.

The super-cool Chico Chica, one of the finest bands to just chill by with their (mainly original) bossas and other mainly Latin grooves, are at the Green Carnation, 4 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DD, on Tuesdays 12th, 19th and 26th February. 8.30pm start. Admission is free! Do try and catch them if you possibly can! And watch out for them in the future - I'd be very surprised if they didn't really go places! In fact, I rate them so highly that I persuaded Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low to go along and do an illustrated review by himself as sadly I can't make it myself!

 

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2013/01/21

Out with the old, in with the new! The 2012 version of this page has now been archived. At the same time, the change in name to Rainlore's World is being further implemented, bit by bit!

Rainlore's World is proud to announce that acclaimed fine artist Alban Low has kindly consented to be Artist in Residence of Rainlore's World as of this month. Alban Low is renowned especially for his covers and artwork for CDs, live illustrations of gigs and studio sessions (with a primary focus on jazz - see also his blog Art of Jazz), and animations, including commissions for the BBC, and in 2012 already illustrated several gigs in collaboration with reviews on Rainlore's World. We hope our collaboration will be a long and fruitful one.

Some sections will be discontinued and permanently moved to archive shortly as it has regrettably become impossible to maintain them. These include the 'A/V Page' and the 'Artists' page. More on this soon.

On with the single review this time!

Nicolas Meier's From Istanbul To Ceuta With A Smile proves yet again that any new Meier album is always worth waiting for! There are surprises galore in store. Meier has evolved in a giant leap. Don't expect another Journey - this is a very different journey, a different trip. The jazz is much more to the fore here, as is Meier himself, very decidedly leading from the front.

In other news, the Asaf Sirkis Trio's launch gig for their forthcoming album has been confirmed as 17th July at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho - tix go on sale April, so note in your diary and book then! Kudos for securing this prestigious venue to Sirkis and management. It's about time we saw Sirkis here with his own trio. The original line-up of Tassos Spiliotopoulos, guitar, and Yaron Stavi, bass guitar, has also been confirmed. The new album should see mixing soon now.

A lot closer is Rainlore's World's Artist in Residence Alban Low's one-day exhibition, Art of Folk, at TwickFolk, Twickenham, this Sunday, 27th January, arising from his six month residency at the well known folk club. It's from 6pm at Twickfolk, The Cabbage Patch, 67 London Rd., Twickenham TW1 3SZ. Admission is free, and music is provided by Alan Franks from 7pm to put you even more in the mood! An event not to be missed! Twickenham train station is a couple of minutes walk and on the Waterloo to Kingston-upon-Thames line. In the meantime, you can find out more about his amazing work and download a catalogue of posters and prints at Alban Low's web site.

Meanwhile, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's tour in support of their new album, Songs Of The Metropolis, is in full swing - see Atzmon's web site for dates. After the tour ends in March, an international tour will follow in April and May. You can also see an excellent short film by Tali Atzmon, Songs Of The Metropolis, on YouTube.

Sarah Gillespie has also been busy recording a new album with Enzo Zirilli - drums, Ben Bastin - bass & Kit Downes - piano, and also featuring and produced by Gilad Atzmon. Gillespie is also touring, with old and new material, in a variety of line-ups (see web site for details), some of the dates ahead being:
Feb 7th - 606 Club - London
Feb 8th - Brighton Komedia - Brighton
April 12th - Lincoln Drill Hall - Lincoln
April 14th - The Vortex - London
April 18th - Square Chapel Arts Centre - Halifax
May 4th - Kitchen Blues & Jazz Club - Suffolk
May 18th - Civic Theatre - Barnsley
June 6th - Bonnington Theatre - Nottingham
June 7th - Chapter Arts Centre - Cardiff
June 14th - St Mary's Arts Centre - Kent
June 23rd - Willowman Festival - Yorkshire
June 28th - Junction Theatre - Yorkshire
July 3rd - Pizza Express Dean St - London
July 4th - Pizza Express Dean St - London
July 5th - Bikeshed Theatre - Exeter
July 8th - North Devon Jazz Club - Devon
July 9th - St Ives Jazz Club - Corwall
July 13th Swanage Jazz Festival - Swanage
July 19th - Fleece Jazz - Colchester
July 20th - Uncle Graham's - Stoke

This Wednesday, 23rd January, you can catch the Maurizio Minardi Quartet with Michele Montolli on double bass, Jason Reeve on drums, Minardi on accordion, and Shirley Smart on cello as a special guest, at Cafe in The Crypt, St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ from 8pm. Minardi will be releasing his 9th studio album this March, material from which he will introduce at Cafe in The Crypt. Get your tickets here.

 

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2013/01/02

Hello New Year, and Hello Rainlore's World, Good Bye Rainlore's World of Music!

The process of changing over of the site's name to Rainlore's World has begun with a change of the logos on all essential section pages, e.g., 'Home,' Jazz,' 'Other World Music,' 'Literary,' and so on. More will follow gradually. Also, more and more pages will have headers and other incidences of the old Rainlore's World of Music changed to Rainlore's World.

This change of the site's name is intended to reflect the much broader spectrum the site has come to include over the years. Over the next year or two, a thorough revamp of the site is hoped to be carried out to take this into account and to simplify the site and make it more user-friendly too. For the time being, the domain will remain the same. Comments and suggestions always welcome.

Furthermore, with the next full site update, the 2012 portion of this page and all other section pages will be moved to archive, hence the next update may be a little longer than usual.

Wishing everyone a Happy 2013

 

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Reviews


There is a full index of all reviews available on Rainlore's World. Also, there is an index listing all CD reviews , which includes reviews of music from all genres, and another one listing all live music reviews.

Reviews added 2013/09/11 :

[CD Review] Ant Law :  Entanglement (2013/09/19)

[CD Review] Francesca Romana :  Travelling (2013/08/17)

 

Reviews added 2013/08/13 :

[Live Music Review] Gilad Atzmon Quartet - Coltrane Tribute At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Monday 5th August 2013 (2013/08/06)

[CD Review] Norman Watt-Roy :  Faith & Grace (2013/08/10)

 

Reviews added 2013/08/04 :

[Digital EP Review] Dominic J. Marshall :  Words Fail (2013/07/30)

[Live Music Review] Asaf Sirkis Trio Album Launch At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London W1, Wednesday 17th July 2013 (Illustrated by Rainlore's World Artist in Residence Alban Low) (2013/07/18)

 

Reviews added 2013/07/30 :

[Live Music Review] Gilad Atzmon Quartet At Twickenham Jazz Club, The Bloomsbury, Twickenham, Middx. TW2, Thursday 20th June 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/06/24)

[CD Review] Sarah Gillespie :  Glory Days (2013/07/10)

[Live Music Review] Clément Régert's Wild Card At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Thursday 27th June 2013 (2013/06/28)

[Live Music Review] Terryazoome Live At The Great Northern Railway Tavern, Hornsey, London N8, Wednesday 3rd July 2013 (2013/07/04)

 

Reviews added 2013/07/12 :

[Live Music Review] Tony Kofi's Future Passed Trio At Hideaway Streatham, London SW16, Saturday 8th June 2013 (2013/06/09)

[Fine Art Review] Alban Low - Jazz Art Exhibition At Twickenham Jazz Club, Twickenham, Middx. TW2, Saturday 25th May 2013 (2013/05/26)

[CD Review] Maciek Pysz Trio :  Insight (2013/06/14)

[Interview] The Rainlore Interview :  Asaf Sirkis (2013/06/11)

[CD Review] Asaf Sirkis Trio :  Shepherd's Stories (2013/04/28)

 

Reviews added 2013/06/04 :

[Gig Review] Jan Ponsford Quartet Reunion At Jan's Bar, Stoke Newington, London N16, Sunday 19th May 2013 (2013/05/20)

[Gig Review] Maciek Pysz Trio - Album Launch At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, Wednesday 22nd May 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/05/29)

[Special Feature] Asaf Sirkis And The Road To Shepherd's Stories (2013/04/03)

 

Reviews added 2013/05/16 :

[CD Review] Farthest South :  Omens & Talismans (2013/04/26)

[Gig Review] Georgia Mancio Live At Twickenham Jazz Club, The Bloomsbury, Twickenham TW2, Thursday 25th April 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/04/30)

[Gig Review] Jan Ponsford Quartet Reunion Live At Jan's Bar, Stoke Newington, London N16, Sunday 21st April 2013 (Illustrated by Alban Low) (2013/04/22)

[Article] The Reviewer & The Reviewed (2013/04/03) - on the roles of both

 

Reviews added 2013/04/19 :

[CD Review] Maurizio Minardi :  The Cook The Clown The Monk And The Accordionist (2013/04/14)

 

Reviews added 2013/04/05 :

[Gig Review] Michael Janisch - The Whirlwind Sessions Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Friday 8th March 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/03/13)

 

Reviews added 2013/03/27 :

[CD Review] Aleph Trio :  Aleph Trio (EP) (2013/03/18)

[Gig Review] Nicolas Meier - Album Launch 'From Istanbul To Ceuta With A Smile' At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Tuesday 19th March 2013 (Illustrated by Alban Low) (2013/03/20)

[Special Feature] Jan Ponsford On A Gig At The Klinker Club At The Olive, Stoke Newington High Street, London N16, Tuesday 5th February 2013, And On Free Improv (2013/03/01)

[Gig Review] The Twelveheads At The Amersham Arms, New Cross, London, Tuesday 5th March 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/03/11)

 

Reviews added 2013/03/10 :

[Gig Review] Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble - 'Songs Of The Metropolis' Album Launch At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Saturday 23rd February 2013 (Illustrated by Alban Low) (2013/02/24)

[Gig Review] Chico Chica Live At The Green Carnation, Soho, London W1, Tuesday 19th February 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/02/22)

[Gig Review] Joanna Strand & Friends - Delirium Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Thursday 7th February 2013 (Illustrated Guest Review by Alban Low) (2013/02/09)

 

Reviews added 2013/02/28:

[CD Review] Kobi Arad Band :  Inner Hymns (2013/02/18)

 

Reviews added 2013/02/17:

[CD Review] Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble :  Songs Of The Metropolis (2013/02/01)

[CD Review] Salim Ghazi Saeedi :  namoWoman (2013/02/12)

[Art Exhibition Review] Alban Low - Art Of Folk Exhibition At TwickFolk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, Middx. TW1, Sunday 27th January 2013 (2013/01/28)

 

Reviews added 2013/02/10:

[CD Review] Horizen :  Big Bang (2013/01/23)

[CD Review] Mark Weinstein :  Todo Corazon - The Tango Album (2013/01/30)

 

Reviews added 2013/01/21:

Nicolas Meier :  From Istanbul To Ceuta With A Smile (2012/11/10)

 

 

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Articles & Features

Both formal and informal articles, both on as well as off site, on all manner of topics relating to jazz. Titles are accompanied by brief descriptions of the content. A full index of all articles and features is also available.

Features/Articles added 2013/07/12:

[Fine Art Review] Alban Low - Jazz Art Exhibition At Twickenham Jazz Club, Twickenham, Middx. TW2, Saturday 25th May 2013 (2013/05/26)

[Interview] The Rainlore Interview :  Asaf Sirkis (2013/06/11)

 

Features/Articles added 2013/06/04:

[Special Feature] Sirkis, Asaf, And The Road To Shepherd's Stories (2013/04/03)

 

Features/Articles added 2013/05/16:

[Article] The Reviewer & The Reviewed (2013/04/03) - on the roles of both

 

Features/Articles added 2013/03/27:

[Special Feature] Jan Ponsford On A Gig At The Klinker Club At The Olive, Stoke Newington High Street, London N16, Tuesday 5th February 2013, And On Free Improv (2013/03/01)

 

Features/Articles added 2013/02/17:

[Art Exhibition Review] Alban Low - Art Of Folk Exhibition At TwickFolk, The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham, Middx. TW1, Sunday 27th January 2013 (2013/01/28)

 

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