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2011/11/29

Regrettably, another site update much delayed due to circumstances beyond my control. However, slowly catching up, bit by bit. Thus, again in brief.

Two reviews of out of this world gigs, and two fab albums. Starting with the gigs, there's Gilad Atzmon & The OHE - The Road To Bop At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, on Saturday 22nd October 2011. What else can one say but, the mother of the mother of all gigs! Preceded by a talk by Atzmon on how his discovery of bebop not only stirred his musical ambitions but dramatically, even drastically, changed his whole ethical outlook. Stirring and moving stuff indeed! And then, one could have sworn that was Bird playing there, grown further, but definitely, Bird re-incarnate!

Not even a fortnight later, the fabulous Frank Harrison Trio At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, Thursday 3rd November 2011, gave us another dream of a gig. Unforgettable! Harrison included a preview of his new trio's forthcoming album, Sideways (a very apt title, incidentally!), which should go on release in January and will be a real cracker! Meanwhile, this performance was more than extra-special, somewthing right out of the days of the greatest jazz pianists...

The albums are the amazing Pablo Aslan Quintet's Piazzolla In Brooklyn And The Rebirth Of Jazz Tango, released just earlier this month. Another album simply to die for that brings the number of albums I've hopelessly fallen in love with this year to five! A kind of Take Me Dancing! The Latin Rhythms of Astor Piazola & His Quintet re-visited and done right! Aslan here gives us one of those very rare beasts - an album of Piazzolla that's better by miles than the original.

And then there's the wonderful Roberto Manzin, Francesco Lo Castro's Improfives from last year, proving once again that contemporary jazz can be both accessible and beautiful, yet remain meaningful jazz. The team also includes Maurizio Minardi, Nick Pini and Francesco Mendolia - a simply wonderful combination.

Last but by no means least, an addendum to a recent feature - [Report/Review - Addendum] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 - Addendum (Videos by Tali Atzmon). Almost complete video coverage of this excellent event. Meanwhile, Atzmon's detractors, even while stooping to the lowest possible tactics, keep shooting themselves in the foot. I guess they have never heard the old adage that the only bad publicity is no publicity!

And there is also one upcoming gig that promises to be amazing! Music for the Mind and Soul by Simon Thacker's Svara Kanti is at the Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1 on Thursday 8th December at 7.45pm. Tix are a measly £12 only! The concert features guitar ace Thacker's latest ensemble, Svara-Kanti, consisting of Thacker himself and Sarvar Sabri, tabla; Japjit Kaur, vocal; and Jyotsna Srikanth, violin. They re-interpret classical Hindustani and Carnatic as well as Indian folk and Bollywood material through a Western classical and jazz lens - this promises to be a truly exciting performance! Be sure to get your tix early!

And finally... Time is approaching fast for the Rainlore's World of Music Albums of the Year! These will be announced in January. And this year, something special is going to be happening in the World Music category! To find out what this is, you'll have to wait a little till nearer the time!

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2011/11/10

Have to keep it brief today as keep falling further behind. Reviews include two sensational albums that I instantly fell totally in love with. From a little earlier this year there is Yuri Goloubev's Titanic For A Bike - an amazing bass-led album featuring an all-star cast of highly decorated and acclaimed bassist Goloubev with Julian Argüelles on sax, Claudio Filippino on piano and premier drummer Asaf Sirkis! Is it a dream, or is it real?

Then just in time for its November 8th release we have the latest album from jazz flute giant Mark Weinstein, El Cumbanchero, arranged by piano wizard Aruán Ortiz (whom you can see at the Pizza Express Soho tomorrow as part of the London Jazz Festival) - a total sensation! Charanga jazz set in its authentic instrumentation. Weinstein as pioneering as ever.

And don't miss this rare chance to catch Ortiz live at the Pizza this Friday night! There are two houses, so you might get lucky and still get tix for the second house at 10.30pm. Go for it!

And finally, a long overdue review of a fantastic gig, the Roland Perrin Ensemble Plays The Jewish Connection At The 606 Club, Chelsea, London SW10, Friday 14th October 2011. Roland Perrin & Co. were just unforgettable! The gig went on till after 1 in the morning, but you'd never have known till you checked your watch. Riveting, this could easily have gone on past breakfast and you still wouldn't have noticed! Great jazz, some of it based on Jewish music.

 

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2011/11/01

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, site updates are regrettably three in number and about three weeks behind. Today sees the first of these at last.

Reviews start with the more than exceptional, extraordinary Alex Hutton Trio's Launch For Legentis At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 Thursday, 6th October 2011. Following a series of exceptional gigs lately, this had to be the crowning glory! Amazing doesn't even begin to describe it! Hutton's new trio, comprising himself plus bassist Yuri Goloubev and drummer Asaf Sirkis, is one of the truly great, world-class piano trios. As on the new album, for some of the pieces they were joined by the amazing, extraordinary vocalist Heidi Vogel and the equally amazing premiere jazz french horn exponent Jim Rattigan. How much classier could things get? A gig to simply die for!

Finally, a report/review feature of Gilad Atzmon's Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011. Part of the launch for Atzmon's controversial The Wandering Who? - A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics, the event was an unqualified success, attracting a large crowd and a tiny band of pickets from the 'Jews only' club J-BIG. A fascinating event, both illuminating and stimulating. It's a pity events such as this couldn't be held at venues of ten times the capacity or more - the subject deserves, nay needs, esposure to the widest possible public. Oh, and J-BIG and all ye other opponents, why not come inside and participate in civilised, reasoned discussion instead of ineffectually standing outside in the cold?

Another very illuminating review of Atzmon's The Wandering Who? comes from singer extraordinaire Heidi Vogel on Worldnews.com. This should not be passed over by anyone with the slightest interest in this subject. Extremely well written and keenly observed.

And coming up this Thursday November 3rd at the fabulous Hideaway in Streatham, the extraordinary and one and only Frank Harrison Trio with a preview of their amazing forthcoming album! Don't miss this or you'll probably want to kick yourself! The coolest, most relaxing club in town and the coolest of cool cats - what more could you ask for?

The next (second) outstanding site update will follow very shortly. This will include another fab gig, and at least one album so amazing it will blow your socks off! It's another album that I found simply impossible to not fall hopelessly in love with.

 

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2011/10/05

Album reviews have had to take a bit of a back seat lately but will be back shortly. This time, we have two more reviews of truly exceptional gigs. The Nicolas Meier Group - Journey - Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1 on Wednesday 28th September 2011 was a journey you really shouldn't have missed! Meier's unique brand of fusion of jazz and Turkish music was just mind-blowing, and you do not get an opportunity to hear this outfit live in the West End every day!

A few days later, the John Turville Trio - Live At Kings Place, King's Cross, London N1 on Saturday 1st October 2011 was another experience not to be missed. One of the few opportunities in 2011 to hear this outstanding trio live, and an added bonus was that it included a second performance of Turville's amazing new tango suite, with special guest Adam Spiers on cello.

While on the topic of piano trios, genius ivories maestro Frank Harrison is busy finishing off a new album with his new trio (with Davide Petrocca, bass, and Stephen Keogh, drums). For a real cracker of a taster go here! Watch out for a release date and launch gig, as well as of course a review, RSN.

Also don't miss that other genius of the ivories, Alex Hutton's launch gig for Legentis at The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7NL, ph: 020 7383 7808, this Thursday 6th October at 8pm. Tix are a paltry £9/7 online, £10/£8 on the door. Special guests for part of the performance include the incomparable, amazing Heidi Vogel, vocals. You know you just can't miss out on this!

A new article, The Neo-Book Burners And 'The People Of The Book', deals with the smear campaigns against jazz phenomenon and author Gilad Atzmon and his latest book The Wandering Who? (reviewed here last month) and those who are in support. We can only express our fullest solidarity with and support for Atzmon and the cause of freedom. We also quote Atzmon's article Are They Really 'The People Of The Book?' of 29th September in full. Find out who the would-be neo-book burners and those who would rob us of our freedom of speech are!

There is also a new film by Tali Atzmon on YouTube, Gilad Atzmon speaks about The Wandering Who?, Israel, Zionism, Jewishness, Jewish identity politics, tribalism and so on. It is also embedded in the above article.

Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who? - A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics is being launched within the framework of A Panel Discussion on 'Jewish Identity Politics' at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA on Monday, 10th October from 7.30-9.30 pm. Rainlore's World of Music urges every freedom-lover to come and attend this event and support Gilad Atzmon and the cause of free speech.

Here is part of the publishers' blurb: Zero Books invites you to a panel discussion on "Jewish Identity Politics" to launch Gilad Atzmon's important new book The Wandering Who. Jewish identity and Jewish Politics are loaded topics and Jewish identity is tied up with some of the most difficult and contentious issues of today. Yet, not many people, if any at all, would dare touch upon these subjects. surrounding the role of 'Jewish identity' within Jewish marginal discourses including Zionism, Jewish anti Zionism, Jewish assimilation, Israel vs. Diaspora, Israeli lobbying and more. The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics (Zero Books 2011) is praised by some of the most respected scholars within the relevant discourse.

Panelists:

Glenn Bowman is a Social Anthropologist who has worked in Jerusalem and the West Bank throughout the past 25 years. He is concerned with religion and identity politics, an interest which also involved him in (now Former) Yugoslavia between 1990 and the present.

Oren Ben Dor is a Reader in the Philosophy of Law at The University of Southampton. He is the author of Constitutional Limits and the Public Sphere (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2000); Thinking about Law: in Silence with Heidegger (Oxford: Hart Publishing 2007) as well as the editor of Law and Art: Ethics, Aesthetics Justice, (London: Routledge 2011). Oren writes on the uncanny origin of political emergence as well as on originary violence in Palestine. He explores the existential relationship between the Jewish and the Zionist Questions.

Karl Sabbagh is a journalist, television producer and the author of several books including A Rum Affair, Power Into Art, Dr Riemann’s Zeros and Palestine: A Personal History. He is currently the publisher of Hesperus Press.

Facilitator: Irving Rappaport is a commercial and community mediator and trainer with a special interest in the use of proven peaceful techniques for the prevention and resolution of violent conflicts both internationally and in the UK.

 

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2011/09/27

Just one review this time, but it's of a fab gig - Metamorphic Live At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 on 22nd September 2011! Laura Cole and her Metamorphic sextet rocked! This was a truly exciting and remarkable gig that you'll regret to have missed. Metamorphic are onto something new and original and showed the chops required for this. Plenty of them!

Don't miss out on some more exciting gigs (detailed last time) starting tomorrow night at The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho with the Nicolas Meier Group! On Thursday, it's the fabulous Sarah Gillespie Quartet at The Vortex, and on Saturday, 1st October, the outstanding John Turville Trio at The King's Place. And don't forget the sensational Alex Hutton Trio's launch gig for their amazing new album, Legentis, at The Forge, Camden Town, on Thursday 6th October!

 

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2011/09/20:

At last! The review of the second album that I previously noted I'd hopelessly fallen in love with. This is the world-class Alex Hutton Trio's fabulous Legentis. Surely an award winner in the making! There have been a lot of outstanding jazz albums, including piano trio, already this year, but Hutton's surely is the most extraordinary of them all. And his new all-star line-up will also be very hard to beat. When I first heard about Legentis (then still nameless) earlier this year, I was already excited and knew it was going to be something special. Then, when my early promo arrived later, it far exceded my expectations still! Find out just how extra-special this album is in this review. And for goodness' sake, go and buy it! There's also a fab animated video for one of the tracks, J J, with wonderful artwork by Alban Low, on YouTube.

The launch for the Alex Hutton Trio's Legentis takes place at the wonderful The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7NL, ph: 020 7383 7808, on Thursday 6th October at 8pm. Tix are a paltry £9/7 online, £10/£8 on the door. Special guests for part of the performance include the incomparable, amazing Heidi Vogel, vocals. You know you just can't miss out on this!

What other titan of the jazz world is there who is also an acclaimed author? Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who? - A Study Of Jewish Identity Politicsis exactly what it says and will now be published on 30th September by Zero Books. Controversial, revealing, illuminating and engaging, witty and thought-provoking, The Wandering Who? should be a must-read for anybody concerned about truth and freedom. A fairly orthodox friend once remarked about Atzmon with a certain admiration, 'He's got big ones! Real big baytzim (balls).' Made of hardened steel. And he's going to need them, more than ever. The hate and intimidation campaigns by Atzmon's detractors from left, right and centre are already well underway. Read! Before the book burners come!

The launch for Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who? - A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics takes place within the framework of A Panel Discussion on 'Jewish Identity Politics' at Resource for London, 356 Holloway Road, London N7 6PA on Monday, 10th October from 7.30-9.30 pm.

A little earlier, there are some fab gigs around town that you really shouldn't miss out on! Starting on 22nd September, there's Laura Cole's sextet Metamorphic, also at the wonderful The Forge, 3-7 Delancey Street, Camden Town, London, NW1 7NL, ph: 020 7383 7808, at 8pm. Tix are a mere £10/8 on the door, £8/6 online.

On 28th September, you can catch the fabulous Nicolas Meier Group at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Dean St., London W1. Doors from 7pm, music 8,30pm, and tix are a lowly £15 only! Book early to avoid disappointment!

One day later, on Thursday, 29th September, don't miss the amazing Sarah Gillespie with her quartet at The Vortex at 8pm! Tix are a very paltry £10. You can book online.

Then on Saturday 1st October, catch the fabulous John Turville Trio at King's Place, York Rd., King's Cross, at 7pm, with the fantastic Chris Hill on bass and featuring Steve Keogh on drums. Material from their first two albums, plus some very exciting new material! Tix are an amazingly low £9.50 online - get them while they're still available!

 

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2011/09/12

On my FB wall I noted the other day that I'd totally - hopelessly! - fallen in love with two new albums. Here's the review of the first of these. (The second will follow next time.) It is nothing less than Heidi Vogel's sensational Lágrimas De Um Pássaro - Tears Of A Bird - an album and a voice to die for! This is one song bird you just cannot, must not miss! Brazilian jazz at its best. And tragically, to my utter chagrin and shame, I had to miss out on both of Ms. Vogel's launch gigs for this exquisite album. (There were two as the Pizza Express Jazz Club got flooded during the first due to torrential rain, although that couldn't stop Heidi Vogel with her powerful voice.) So it was a double delight to at least review the album at last. Get it!

A rather special gig is coming up on October 6th, so make a note now and book early! It's the select Alex Hutton Trio's lainch gig for their very special new album, Legentis, at the intimateThe Forge in Camden Town, NW1. You really don't want to miss this one!

About a couple of weeks before that, on September 22nd, you can see Laura Cole with her sextet, Metamorphic, at the same venue. This also promises to be a rather special gig that's not to be nissed!

More gig news of some very exciting gigs by Nicolas Meier Group and John Turville Trio next week.


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2011/08/18

The publication date of jazz giant and activist Gilad Atzmon's latest and eagerly anticipated book, The Wandering Who? is set for 4th October. Subtitled A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics, it is published by Zero Books and can already be pre-ordered on Amazon and Amazon UK. The Wandering Who? is a brilliant, courageous study as well as critical reflection on Jewish ethnocentrism that provides revealing and profound insights into the neo-ghetto mentality and politics of both the perceived Jewish diaspora and the Israeli Jewish state. This is Atzmon at his most illuminating, erudite yet accessible best! Expect a full review shortly.

 

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2011/07/24

A review of one of the US East Coast's most versatile wind players' latest efforts. Released only days ago, Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project's Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project is a superb straight-ahead jazz album that swings. A real beaut! Kibel amply demonstrates some of his versatility on tenor, flute and clarinet. But that's only half the story. Apart from jazz, Kibel - never one to restrict himself to any one 'genre' - usually can be found playing anything from klezmer to American folk to jazz and just about anything in between.

 

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2011/07/18

Much delayed due to unavoidable circumstances, this site update brings with it only one review, but it's of the mother of all mothers of gigs - Gilad Atzmon With Strings At Ronnie Scott's, Soho, London W1, on Tuesday 12th July, 2011. Any Gilad Atzmon gig is something special. Any Gilad Arzmon With Strings gig is something extra special. But last Tuesday's performance surpassed even that superlative attribute! If you weren't there or were amongst those unfortunates who had to be turned away at the door, kick yourself. Find out exactly why in the review of what has to be the jazz event of the year!

 

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2011/06/29

Today's album review is a real cracker of an album from the nice folks at MGP Records - Gabrielle Ducomble's debut jazz album J'ai Deux Amours. I have two loves, indeed. This gorgeous album and Ms. Ducomble's exquisite voice. Gabrielle Ducomble's voice and album ooze sophistication and elegance, and a whole lot besides. A real gem! You can watch her recording Astor Piazzolla's fabulous Libertango here.

A rare opportunity to hear the Charlie Parker and John Coltrane of modern jazz himself, Gilad Atzmon with his tribute to Bird, Gilad Atzmon with Strings, in London. This is some of the most beautiful music ever, and only Atzmon could pull this off. Bird must be smiling, somewhere. Atzmon, with Frank Harrison, piano, Yaron Stavi, bass, Eddie Hick, drums, and The Sigamos String Quartet, will be at Ronnie Scott's at 47, Frith Street, Soho, London W1, on Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July. Early booking most advisable! Prices are from a mere £15.00 - £32.50. A real bargain - what, after all, would you expect to have to fork out for Bird today? Don't miss this!

And finally, a reminder that the Julian Siegel Quartet's cracker of an album launch gig for Urban Theme Park at the Vortex in May will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Jazz on 3 with Jez Nelson this coming Sunday, 3rd July. It will also be available on BBC iPlayer for seven days thereafter. Be sure not to miss this fantastic gig!

 

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2011/06/17

Another slightly delayed site update, but here it is at last! Reviews consist of one monster of a fabulous gig and a very exciting album.

The monster of a fabulous gig is of course none other than jazz giant Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, on Friday, 10th June 2011. So much excitement in one gig ought to carry a health warning! And a warning that your socks will be blown off! (I'm still looking for mine.) Atzmon gigs are always not just an event but an experience. Despite threats to the contrary, this was probably Atzmon & The OHE's finest couple of hours or so yet! Sorry guys. (You know who you are!)

The album is Swiss-based Raaga Trio's exciting 2010 debut album, The Other Edge. A fascinating blend of jazz and West African traditional music, this is one of the most interesting albums of its kind yet, as well as one of the musically most successful yet. Definitely something a bit tasty and a bit special!

News from rising reed star Shabaka Hutchings is that Sons of Kemet are featured in a special recording on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-up on Monday 20th June at 11pm. If you should miss it, it should be available on iPlayer for a week. So don't miss!

Also, the Julian Siegel Quartet's outrageously fabulous gig at the Vortex in May was also recorded for the BBC Radio 3 Jazz on 3 show with Jez Nelson and should pop up any Sunday now! Keep a look out!

 

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2011/06/09

The current site update has been delayed somewhat due to unforeseen circumstances, and there was only sufficient time for reviews of two, however a-ma-zing gigs. The Japan Fundraiser Concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, on Monday 30th May 2011 in aid of the Japanese Red Cross and the victims of the recent catastrophic tsunami featured a simply amazing all-star line-up and was a most memorable event indeed. The line-up included the Kit Downes Trio, Gwyneth Herbert, Sarah Gillespie Quartet feat. Gilad Atzmon, Barb Jungr, Mari Wilson and Girl Talk, plus special guests. More stars in one evening than you could shake a stick at! And a satisfying amount of money was raised as well for the good cause. First prize in the raffle was two tickets to Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watt's boogie gig later this month at the Pizza - congrats to the lucky winner.

Then, there was the no less amazing Asaf Sirkis Trio Live at The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SBC, London SE1, on Friday 3rd June 2011, as part of The London Guitar Festival, featuring special guest guitarist the stellar Carl Orr. Any Asaf Sirkis gig is always an event, an experience. This one was made a bit extra special by Orr's - one of the real guitar greats of our time - standing in for regular guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos, one of the great ascendant stars!

Also, a last minute reminder not to miss jazz giant Gilad Atzmon & The OHE at the Pizza Express for 2 nights, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June. The 11th is already good as sold out with only very few tickets left but some more available for tomorrow, so make sure to book for the 10th NOW! You can also book by phone on 0845 6027 017. It's the standard OHE line-up of Gilad Atmon (saxophones and clarinet), Frank Harrison (piano), Yaron Stavi (bass), Eddie Hick (drums). A riotously good time is guaranteed as always! The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho is at 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW. Admission is a mere £20. Doors from 7.30pm.

Accordion maestro Romano Viazzani will be playing Shostakovich's Jazz Suite No.2 with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on the 17th June 2011, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. More details at: http://www.liverpoolphil.com/5554/events-classical-music/white-nights.html. If you're in the North West, don't miss this - even if you think you don't know this work you'll be surprised by how much of it you do!

 

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2011/05/29

Lots to get through with today - to start with, two reviews, one an amazing album and one an amazing gig. Regrettably, due to temporary computer problems which mean having to do all html-related work away from base, I'm a bit behind with the album reviews - if your album hasn't been reviewed yet, it will be as soon as circumstances permit so please be patient a little longer.

In today's reviews we have two essentially tenor-based quartets going head-to-head, as it were! One is a 'Young Turks' ' debut album, the other a slightly more senior, long established world-class quartet's album launch gig.

The album takes the shape of a truly amazing debut from the John Martin Quartet, Dawning. Accessible yet solid jazz is alive and thriving as maybe it never has for decades, and this debut is further proof of this. John Martin and his quartet bear looking out for, for they are almost certainly destined to go places. I'd certainly put money on Martin very rapidly entering the top ranks of tenorists on the British scene, and pianist Jonjo Grisdale is equally promising.

The gig review is of the Julian Siegel Quartet's sensational launch gig for their recently released album, Urban Theme Park - The Julian Siegel Quartet Live At the Vortex last Tuesday, 24th May. Actually, sensational barely begins to describe this orgy of a gig! Fan-ta-bu-lous. And if you should have missed it, this outrageously fabulous gig was also recorded for the BBC Radio 3 Jazz on 3 show with Jez Nelson, so keep a look-out over the next few weeks! Now if only the BBC would release this on CD!

The full results of the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Awards came in just a touch too late to include last time, so here they are now. In their seventh year, they are organised by APPJAG (All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group) and are now the major awards after the sad demise of the BBC Jazz Awards. On 17th May, the House of Commons played host to the Parliamentary Jazz Awards ceremony, attended by a record number of MPs and peers of all parties and hosted by broadcaster Paul Gambaccini, with guests also including Jamie Cullum, Dame Cleo Laine and Lord David Steel of Aikwood.

And the winners are:
Jazz Musician of the Year Brian Kellock
Jazz Album of the Year John Turville Midas
Jazz Ensemble of the Year Brass Jaw
Jazz Venue/Promoter of the Year The Hideaway (London)
Jazz Journalist of the Year John Fordham
Jazz Broadcaster of the Year Paul Barnes
Jazz Publication of the Year Goin’ Home: The Uncompromising Life and Music of Ken Colyer by Mike Pointon, Ray Smith, Martin Colyer
Jazz Education Award Dr Ian Darrington
MBE Services to Jazz Award Coleridge Goode
APPJAG Special Award Dame Cleo Laine

Congratulations to all the worthy winners. Especially warm congratulations must go to fellow journalist John Fordham of The Grauniad who is not only most respected among his peers but also among musicians for his insightful writing and his open-mindedness.

Also, don't miss jazz giant Gilad Atzmon & The OHE are at the Pizza Express for 2 nights, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June. The 11th is already good as sold out, so make sure to book for the 10th NOW! You can also book by phone on 0845 6027 017. It's the standard OHE line-up of Gilad Atmon (saxophones and clarinet), Frank Harrison (piano), Yaron Stavi (bass), Eddie Hick (drums). A riotously good time is guaranteed as always! The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho is at 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW. Admission is a paltry £20. (Hey, this is Atzmon - it's a bargain! How much would you expect to have to pay to see Bird or Trane these days? Puts it in perspective, doesn't it.) Doors from 7.30pm.


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Also, there's news from Debbie Golt of Outerglobe/WOM@TT about this years City Showcase: Roots & Flutes event, which will now take place on 17th September in Mile End Park, London E14 (admission: free). Applications for selection must now be received by the new closing date of 15th July to talent AT cityshowcase.co.uk. Please see City Showcase's press release for full details.

City Showcase are looking for talented musicians of any age, solo or bands or orchestras; from steel bands to reggae or Rai, from classical ensembles to gospel choirs, from African to South American and all points across Asia and Europe including modern fusion roots.

All applicants will be entered into a public vote to select ten to perform on 17th September in front of an expert and celebrity panel at an entirely FREE event in Mile End Park. The overall winner will receive mentoring and performance slots in the Olympic year of 2012.

Entry for selection is FREE.

City Showcase has a proven track record of showcasing and helping young musicians of all genres including Jonathan Ansell, Myleene Klass, Panjabi Hit Squad, Jay Sean, Amy Dickson, O Duo, Modeste Hugues, Abdulkader Saadoun, Raghu Dixit – who have just won a Songlines Award, Camilla Kerslake, Raven Quartet, Sway, N-Dubz, Amy Winehouse, and Keane.

They now want to encourage musicians working in traditional or classical fields or who are fusing the old with the new to showcase their talents. Please note that, on this occasion, pure pop artists will not be selected.

Apply by emailing talent AT cityshowcase.co.uk with your contact details and links to your biog, pic and music saying where you saw the invitation to apply . Closing date 15th July 2011.

A last-minute reminder that an all-star Japan Fundraiser gig is taking place tomorrow, Monday 30th May, 8pm (doors open 7pm) at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho in Dean Street. ALL-STAR BENEFIT GIG: KIT DOWNES / GILAD ATZMON / SARAH GILLESPIE / BARB JUNGR / GWYNETH HERBERT / MARI WILSON (The Neasden Soul Queen herself!) PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS. Expect a riotous mix of be-bop, cabaret, lyrical folk, blues and virtuosity. Feat Enzo Zirilli (drums), Ben Bastin (bass) and Simon Wallace (piano). Tickets £20. Book here:
http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/ or call 0845 6027 017.

 

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2011/05/18

A gig review this time of a truly remarkable gig, the John Turville Trio At The Forge in Camden Town, London NW1, on Thursday, 12th May. If you missed this, you'll probably want to kick yourself! One of the most outstanding gigs of the year so far, it also was one of the finest piano trio gigs it's been my pleasure to attend, ever.

And in late breaking news, John Turville has just won the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award for Album of the Year 2010 for the John Turville Trio's Midas, reviewed here last week. Huge congrats go out to Turville and his team! A masterpiece of an album, the award is well deserved. After the sad demise of the BBC Jazz Awards, the Parliamentary Jazz Awards are now the premier awards in the UK. After a pleasant evening at the House of Commons last night and a well earned hang out at Ronnie Scott's afterwards, it is to be hoped that Turville & Co. had a hangover today commensurate with their wonderful achievement!

Don't forget the new and exclusive to Rainlore's World of Music Artie Fishel Bagel Pages, introduced last week, where the Artie Fishel Bagel Shooter online game is available exclusively once again!

 

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2011/05/09

This current site update was originally scheduled to 'go live' around the 26th/27th April. However, the computer had different plans and decided to die on the 21st! RIP - Rust in pieces! As current computer arrangements are of a temporary nature and I am only able to work on the site intermittently, site updates may regrettably be a little sporadic for the time being. However, to compensate, today's update is a real cracker!

To kick off, a review of the John Turville Trio's (even then!) long overdue debut album from 2009, Midas, recently nominated for the 2010 Album of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. A real masterpiece of an album from one of the younger generation's great piano masters. And if you want to catch the fab John Turville Trio live, this Thursday 12th May's your chance at the superb The Forge Arts Venue in Camden Town, London NW1. The Forge has one of or possibly the finest baby grands in Town and excellent acoustics, enhancing the listening experience considerably. Don't miss!

After almost six months in preparation, a major new feature is finally here and exclusive to Rainlore's World of Music. In 2006, jazz giant Gilad Atzmon released the momentous album, Gilad Atzmon Presents Artie Fishel And The Promised Band. Associated with this was also an online game, The Bagel Shooter Game. We are now able to proudly present, courtesy of Gilad Atzmon, The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages, which also include The Bagel Shooter Game, A Brief Guide To Artie Fishel And The Promised Band, and the already previously published fiction, What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? Artie F. just will not go away! And there will be more to come! The game's objective is to shoot down Artie Fishel - as often as you can! - with bagels for ammo. It's as insane and inane as befits the Artie Fishel character and myth, and it's great fun. The guide is a short intro to Artie F. and the whole concept, the satire, the politics, and the music. The fictional What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? - already previously published here in March - is a humorous/satirical 'article' that was inspired by repeated search engine queries of that nature leading to this site and explores why Artie F. might be in hiding.

But what of Artie Fishel himself? Shall we see this great, if politically utterly misguided and despicable even, musician returning to the concert platform and/or the recording studio in the future? Who knows. Only one man can answer that question. We can but hope!

 

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2011/04/19

Two gig reviews today. And two fab gigs they were, too. First of all, last Friday's album launch for The Rock Between, Metamorphic Live At The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, London N6. A highly enjoyable gig, in spite of some technical and evident venue problems that really must have been awful to cope with for Laura Cole and her excellent band. I'm only sorry I can't attend their next one tomorrow at Charlie Wright's in London. At The Red Hedgehog, Metamorphic were supported by Leeds based Chamber Improv trio 7 Hertz. They proved so good that I actually felt compelled to include them in the review!

Then, last night's Mumbai Jazz Feat. Larry Coryell, Ned McGowan, Ronu Majumdar & Rajesh Rajbhatt At The Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1 proved no less enjoyable. But, hey, this is Larry Coryell we're talking about, one of the great guitar deities! A truly exceptional East-Meets-West type encounter, so exceptional one could almost forgive the substitution of the all the same excellent Ned McGowan for the great Hubert Laws as originally billed.

Two more dates are ahead for the Mumbai Jazz tour - Tuesday 26th April 2011, 20:00 St George's, Bristol Tickets £11 on 0845 40 24 001, and Saturday 30th April 2011, 20:30 Porgy & Bess, Vienna (Austria) Tickets 25 on +43 1 512 88 11.

Also, Earth Day is on April 22nd, and Israeli free jazz sax giant Albert Beger is making his fabulous album Big Mother - all about 'Mother Earth' - available for free download until then! Go on, if you don't have this outstanding album yet, why not take up this generous offer!

Still trying to figure out how a copy of May's Mojo freeby disc found its way here in a plain Jiffy sans return address, sans identifiable post mark. Everybody makes a mistake sometimes, but I really wasn't expecting anything else last week. It's a mystery! S** it, I give up - who was the joker then?

 

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2011/04/12

One album review today. The Julian Siegel Quartet's unmissable new album, Urban Theme Park, which will be released on 18th April. A work of extraordinary strength and beauty. The album launch gig is scheduled for 24th May at The Vortex. London. Be sure not to miss it!

Meanwhile, the Ben Bastin Trio's next London gig is this Friday, 15th April, at 7.30pm at The Crypt in Camberwell, South London. Make sure you don't miss this one - whatever you do.

John Turville is doing a little duo with John Crawford at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho this Sunday, 17th April, and on 12th May he'll be at the amazing Forge Arts Venue in Camden Town with the equally amazing John Turville Trio.

Other forthcoming Turville dates include the following :
15th April – Ben Bastin Trio, the Crypt, Camberwell
17th April – afternoon: Wavendon Stables, Milton Keynes (details tbc)
17th April – Steinway Duo Festival at Pizza Express, Dean Street (with John Crawford)
28th April – Ronnie Scott’s late set (11pm) with Robson/Davies/Clarvis/Turville/Trebilcock (tbc)
29th April – John Turville Trio, Eastbourne Underground Theatre
11th May – Ben Bastin Trio at the Ritzy, Brixton
12th May – John Turville Trio, The Forge Camden
13th May – Symphony Hall Foyer, Birmingham with Robbie Robson and Mark Goodchild (5.30-7pm)
20th May – Emily Saunders Band, High Wycombe
25th May – E17 Large Ensemble, The Cricket Club, Walthamstow
28th May – Gilad Atzmon, 606 Club, Chelsea
4th June – with Kathleen Willinson and Tim Whitehead, Rugby School
5th June (afternoon) – Gilad Atzmon Quartet, Richomnd
5th June (evening) – Gilad Atzmon Quartet, Bristol (venue tbc)
10th June – St James Picadilly, Miles Davis Tribute Concert
16th June – Quentin Collins, Twickenham Jazz Club
25th June – El Ultimo Tango, The Pump House, Aldeburgh, Suffolk
29th June – with Bobby Wellins, The Cricket Club, Walthamstow
30th June – Gilad Atzmon, Glasgow Jazz Festival
2nd July – with Daventry Choral Society, venue tbc
9th July – with Kathleen Willinson/Tim Whitehead, Winchester Jazz Festival
10th July – Gilad Atzmon Quartet, Swanage Jazz Festival, Dorset

For details see John Turville's web site.

Almost never one to not be gigging, the legendary Gilad Atzmon's forthcoming dates include :
April 15 Gilad Atzmon & The OHE-The Cinnamon Club, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 2TQ 0161 926 8992
April 16 Gilad Atzmon & The OHE - Hideaway, London
April 19 Gilad Atzmon & The OHE – Lighthouse, Poole
April 21 With the Blockheads- Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton 01902 401211
April 22 With The Blockheads - The Grand, Clitheroe 01200 421 599
April 25 Gilad Atzmon 4tet, Not The Royal Wedding Jazz & Blues Festival, The Pie & Ale House,36 Crabbery St, STAFFORD, ST16 2BA.
April 26 With Sarah Gillespie –Vortex, London
April 28 With Sarah Gillespie – Jags, Ascot
April 29 With the Blockheads - Komedia, Brighton
April 30 With the Blockheads- The East Quay, Whitstable, Kent
May 20 With Nicholas Meier Group The Chapel, Bath, UK
May 21 Gilad Atzmon & The OHE - St Mary's Church, Wendover, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
May 22 With the Blockheads, The Flowerpot, Derby
May 23-25 A workshop with Fantastico Circus Göttingen, Germany
May 26 Gilad with Strings, Bury St Edmunds’ Music Festival
May 27 Gilad Atzmon & The OHE Arlington Art Centre, Newbury
May 28 Gilad Atzmon & The OHE , 606, London http://www.606club.co.uk/

For details see Atzmon's web site.

Last but by no means least, the wonderful Tali Atzmon Trio is at the Austrian cafe/restaurant 'Vive Iterum', 1a Hamilton Road, Dollis Hill, London NW10 on 23rd April, 7.30pm. This jazz trio features Gilad Atzmon on guitar and sax, Florence Moore on double bass and Tali Atzmon, vocals. It is a rather small place so booking in advance is required. Catch the amazing sensuous voice of Mrs. Atzmon if you possibly can!

 

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2011/04/06

A quick interim update only today.

Experimental rock-jazz band Partisans are at The Hideaway on 13th April at 8pm. The Hideaway is at 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED. Partisans are Phil Robson - Guitar; Julian Siegel - Tenor and Soprano saxophones, Bass Clarinet; Thaddeus Kelly - Bass; Gene Calderazzo - Drums. One not to be missed!

Also, Nicolas Meier is touring the Meier Group and Nicolas Meier Trio extensively this spring. Dates include
April 13th, Oviedo, Spain
April 14th, Gijon, Spain
April 23rd, Oxford Jazz Festival, Oxford, UK
April 28th, 606 Jazz Club, Chelsea, UK
May 6th, New Jazz 5, Lincoln, UK
May 9th, Beaver's Inn, Appledore, Devon, UK
May 10th, St-Ives, Cornwall, UK
May 11th, Dempsey's, Cardiff, UK
May 12th, the Sound Cellar, Poole, UK
May 20th, The Chapel, Bath, UK
May 27th, The Fleece, Suffolk, UK
May 29th, The Boater, Kingston, UK

For full details see Meier's web site.

 

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2011/03/24

Reviews today include last night's fabulous Ben Bastin Trio Live At the Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, with their album launch for The Missing Piece. A simply sensational performance by Messrs. Bastin, Turville and Blackmore and special guests Amelia Tucker, Raven Bush and Danny Keane that was something very out of the ordinary, at a wonderful venue that's also something special.

Also, another bass-led (yes, they do seem to come along in batches) album. It's modern maestro of tango jazz Pablo Aslan's Grammy nominated and finalist Tango Grill. And it's another of those absolute must have albums that's simply to die for. Rather than Aslan's more usual fare of tango jazz, this remains more firmly in tango territory, with improvs arising out of the players' playing without fixed arrangements, or 'on the grill' as it's called. Absolutely sensational. Aslan recently also collaborated with Paquito D'Rivera on a live album, Tango Jazz.

Articles and features offer varied fare today. We have an exclusive interview with violinist extraordinaire and singer Lizzie Ball, whose latest wonderful album with one of her ensembles, the jazz-oriented Eclectica!, Flight Of Fancy has just been released (and which we reviewed here some time ago already). It proved a fascinating chat, in which we also talked about Ms. Ball's work with Nigel Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life, Eclectica! and her love of all types of music among lots of other topics. (This should have been here with the previous site update but due to time constraints had to wait for today.)

Not only, but also: What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? is a humorous, semi-satirical fictional look at that question, which was inspired by some peculiar search engine queries of that nature that led to this site. Artie F., of course, is none other but modern jazz legend Gilad Atzmon's invention and alter ego from his 2006 album, Gilad Atzmon Presents Artie Fishel And The Promised Band. But, it would seem, some folks out there are so 'out there,' they seem to believe the mysterious Artie F. really exists. No harm playing along with the idea...

Also, news of jazzy singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sarah Gillespie teaming up with Oxford's renowned Caroline Bird for a veritable poetry fest at Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AA, on 31st March from 8-9.30pm. Admission is £4, and refreshments will be available. Ms. Gillespie will be reciting her own extraordinary and exquisite poetry and singing some of her songs with acoustic guitar, and onetime Oxford University Poetry Society president Ms. Bird will be presenting her own excellent poetry.

Make a date in your diary for Monday 30th May already. The unstoppable Sarah Gillespie, with Gilad Atzmon and Kit Downes, is organising a Japan fundraiser concert at Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho. Many more top artists & special guests TBC. Should be a most memorable event! And in a good cause, too.

 

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2011/03/14

No less than a full four album reviews this time, although two of these should really count as a double album. All four come from the jazz world, essentially. Every now and then, you come across an album that literally makes your jaw drop. The following is one of them. Literally a last minute affair is an album that came red hot off the mixing and mastering desk over the net the other day. It's the Ben Bastin Trio's debut album The Missing Piece, to be released and launched at The Forge in Camden on March 23rd. Actual CDs will be available then. A devastatingly brilliant album.

The prodigiously gifted young bassist Bastin - well known also as part of the Sarah Gillespie Quartet (with Gilad Atzmon) - is joined in his Trio by the no less prodigious talents of pianist John Turville and drummer Joshua Blackmore. They are joined by special guests Raven Bush on violin, Danny Keane on cello and Amelia Tucker on vocal, all of whom feature on the album The launch of The Missing Piece at The Forge (only minutes from Camden Town tube on the Northern Line) is at 8pm. You can book here, or also here. A great night definitely not to be missed! For other dates check Bastin's web site.

Another exciting debut album comes from pianist/composer Laura Cole's band Metamorphic, The Rock Between. Another superb album, I had this since January but had been asked if I could hold the review till close to the release and tour, due at the beginning of April. Laura Cole's onto something new and fresh with her sextet, something quite extraordinary... Definitely another album that stops you in your tracks and makes you think. And think again.

Metamorphic's short tour in support of the album starts on 3rd April at 1.30pm at Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD, 0113 2626777. More tour details further down.

The launch gig for The Rock Between is on April 15th at 7pm at The Red Hedgehog, 255 Archway Road, Highgate, London - diagonally opposite Highgate tube on the Northern Line. With support from fantastic Leeds-based chamber improv trio 7 Hertz, and special guests too. Another very special and exciting occasion definitely not to be missed!

Metamorphic's full tour dates so far are:

April 3, Seven Arts, 31 Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD, 0113 2626777. £5/£4. 1.30-4
April 12, Parr Jazz, Parr Street Studios, 33-45 Parr Street, Liverpool, L1 4JN, 0151 7071050. Free. 8.30
April 14, Cafe Bar Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB, 0115 9489750. 8.30
April 15, The Red Hedgehog, 255 Archway Road, London N6 5BS, 0208 3485050. £10. 7pm **ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY!**
April 20, Charlie Wrights, 45 Pitfield Street, London N1 6DA, 020 7490 8345. £5/4. 8.30

The other two albums are the promised catch-ups with Israeli free jazz and sax giant Albert Beger's Evolving Silence Vol. 1 and Evolving Silence Vol. 2 with the extraordinary US free jazz/avant-garde rhythm section of Hamid Drake and William Parker. If you think free jazz isn't your thing, have a look/listen and think again! These two albums are also of particular interest in the light of Beger's recent duo performance with Drake at the Tel Aviv Jazz Festival, which - thank goodness! - has been recorded and will be released later in the year on Anova Music. I can hardly wait!

In the meantime, here is a live version on YouTube of Rain Is Coming (from Vol. 2) that Beger did with his Electroacoustic Band of Peacemaker fame.

N.B. - Upload of this current site update has been delayed by one day due to unavoidable circumstances.

 

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2011/03/06

Two more reviews include Cape jazz pioneer and 'safrojazz' inventor Morris Goldberg (yes, he's the same 'guy who played the pennywhistle - and sax - on Paul Simon's Graceland album') on a re-release (2006, 2009) of a 1983 double vinyl live album. Being a single CD release, Morris Goldberg's Jazz In Transit - Live In Cape Town doesn't cover the whole of that double vinyl but nonetheless feels complete in itself and is most welcome indeed. It's a real cracker of an album. Cape jazz at its finest.

As for the second album - oh dear, I really wish I could be more positive here. Flautist Keith Waithe's Gathering Echoes tries to be jazz, it tries to be world music, and a whole lot besides, but in the end doesn't succeed being any of these really. The album's only real connection with jazz that I can see is that it includes a couple of Billy Holiday classics and a Nina Simone one, and features the otherwise excellent singer Helen McDonald (of, among others, Helen McDonald & The Descendants). Unfortunately, McDonald's remarkable voice is completely wasted here, and it would be better - and kinder - to forget she even appeared on this extraordinarily abysmal album. Now you might say that perhaps it would have been better to drop this review altogether. That might be fine with a debut album that shows at least some merit or promise, but this is Waithe's seventh album apparently...

On to better news. Next time, we return to a couple of Israeli free jazz/avant-garde master Albert Beger's albums and shall review Evolving Silence Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, with US avant-garde leading lights, drummer Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker. This should be particularly interesting also in light of Beger's recent duo gig with Drake at the Tel Avi Jazz Festival, which has been receiving glowing reviews and has been recorded for release later in the year.

The Julian Siegel Quartet's new album pre-launch and Brit Jazz Tour launch takes place at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on 12th March at 7.30pm. The quartet features Julian Siegel on tenor and soprano saxes, clarinet and bass clarinet, Liam Noble on piano/keyboards, Oli Hayhurst on double bass (the original bassist of Gilad Atzmon's Orient House Ensemble from 2000 to 2002), and Gene Calderazzo on drums. Copies of the new Julian Siegel Quartet CD Urban Theme Park will be available at the gig!

The world class Julian Siegel Quartet then takes part in the Brit Jazz Tour of Germany and Austria. Dates are as follows: 14.03. Dortmund – Domicile TBC; 15.03. Köln - Stadtgarten; 16.03. Karlsruhe – Tollhaus; 17.03. München - Unterfahrt; 18.03. Berlin – A-Trane; 19.03. Hamburg - Birdland; 21.03. Innsbruck - Treibhaus; 22.03. Passau – Neues Theater; 24.03. Linz - Oxymoron; 25.03. Frankfurt - Brotfabrik.

Other artists participating in the Brit Jazz Tour include Arun Ghosh, Get The Blessing, Jason Yarde, Kit Downes and Soweto Kinch.

Dates for Arun Ghosh are: 14.03. München - Unterfahrt; 15.03. Berlin – A-Trane; 16.03. Hamburg - Birdland; 17.03. Dortmund – Domicile; 18.03. Köln - Stadtgarten; 20.03. Karlsruhe - Tollhaus; 21.03. Passau – Cafe Museum; 23.03. Linz - Oxymoron; 24.03. Frankfurt - Brotfabrik; 25.03. Mannheim - Feuerwache; 26.03. Innsbruck - Treibhaus.

For Kit Downes Trio, the dates are: 15.03. München - Unterfahrt; 16.03. Berlin – A-Trane; 17.03. Hamburg - Birdland; 18.03. Dortmund – Domicile; 19.03. Köln - Stadtgarten; 20.03. Karlsruhe - Tollhaus; 22.03. Linz - Oxymoron; 23.03. Frankfurt - Brotfabrik; 24.03. Mannheim - Feuerwache; 25.03. Innsbruck - Treibhaus; 26.03. Passau – Neues Theater.

And for Soweto Kinch, dates are: 14.03. Hamburg - Birdland; 15.03. Dortmund – Domicile; 16.03. Köln - Stadtgarten; 18.03. München - Unterfahrt; 19.03. Berlin – A-Trane; 21.03. Linz - Oxymoron; 22.03. Frankfurt - Brotfabrik; 23.03. Mannheim - Feuerwache; 24.03. Innsbruck - Treibhaus; 26.03. Vienna - Porgy & Bess; 27.03. Passau – Neues Theater.

Across the pond, A Celebration of Life and Love for James Moody takes place on Monday, 28th March 2011 at 8 and 10.30pm at the Blue Note, 131 W. 3rd Street, New York, NY, 10012. aster of Ceremonies is Bill Cosby. The tribute will feature Kenny Barron, Piano; Cyrus Chestnut, Piano; Todd Coolman, Bass; NEA Jazz Master, Paquito D'Rivera, Clarinet; Roberta Gambarini, Vocals; Greg Gisbert, Trumpet; Roy Hargrove, Trumpet; Antonio Hart, Alto; NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Heath, Tenor; Greg Hutchinson, Drums; John Lee, Bass & Musical Director; Najee, Alto, Flute; Lewis Nash, Drums; Justin Robinson, Alto; David Sanborn, Alto; Yotam Silberstein, Guitar; Gary Smulyan, Baritone; Lew Tabackin, Tenor; NEA Jazz Master, Frank Wess, Tenor. And other surprise musical guests.

General Admission Ticket prices: $65 at tables, $40 at bar; VIP Tickets: $100, best seats in the house. Call: (212) 475-8592 or visit: http://www.bluenote.net/.

To contribute to the James Moody Scholarship for Newark Youth, please send your check made payable to: FNJ/James Moody Scholarship Fund for Newark Youth at the following address: Community Foundation of New Jersey, P.O. Box 338, Morristown, NJ 07963-0338.

Later in the year, an Astor Piazzolla tribute concert on his 90th birthday. November 11-12. Featuring Paquito D'Rivera, Pablo Aslan, Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla, Fernando Suarez Paz, and others. This celebration of the great Argentinean tango master takes place at the Rose Theater on 11th and 12th November 2011 at 8pm as part of the Music Of The Masters series in the Jazz at Lincoln Center's new season.

 

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2011/02/24

Reviews of Israeli free jazz/avant-garde great Albert Beger's albums, Evolving Silence Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, with US avant-garde leading lights drummer Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker, will follow shortly as previously announced. In the meantime, here is a fascinating video of Beger talking about the Peacemaker project. The video is in Hebrew but with English subtitles.

Albert Beger's duo gig with Hamid Drake at last week's Tel Avi Jazz Festival has attracted rave reviews. By all accounts, it must have been a truly memorable experience. All the more reason to look forward to the album of this gig, to be released later this year on Anova Music.

Meanwhile, the legendary Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's The Tide Has Changed Spring Tour is already under way and takes in UK dates as well as France, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, and Costa Rica. For full details see Atzmon's web site. Dates so far include:

UK This Weekend:
February 25 Fr London/UK Vortex
February 26 Sa London/UK Vortex
February 27 Su Colchester/UK Fleece

Europe:
March 6, su Vienna/AU Porgy & Bess
March 7, Mo Paris/Fr Libraire Résistances (talk & concert)
March 8, tue Redange/Lux L'inouï
March 9, we Frankfurt/Ger Kulturfabrik
March 11, fri Klosters/Sw Kulturverein
March 12, sa Chur/Sw 3 Könige
March 13, Su Freiburg/Ger Cafe Palestine (a talk)
March 13, su Freiburg/Ger Jazzhaus
March 14, mo Pforzheim/Ger Domicile
March 15, tue Saarwellingen/Ger Jazzclub
March 16, we Zürich/Sw Moods
March 17, thu Karlsruhe/Ger Tempel (Talk & Concert)
March 18, fr Köln/Ger Altes Pfandhaus
March 19, sa Heilbronn/Ger Jazzclub

Latin America:
March 21 San José Costa Ricca J Interview with Radio-Universidad and university- newspaper
March 22 Turrialba, Costa Ricca Working with circus group .
March 23 village of Tres Equis, Costa Ricca village of Tres Equis.
March 24 Turrialba: Workshop with students of youth Orchestera. 5pm Concert together with Fantazztico in Turrialba
March 25 Siquirres 5 pm Concert with Fantazztico March 26 Village of Alegria: 11 am together with a small circus group
March 27 village of St. Marta: 11 am together with circus
March 28 San José: 5pm Conference at university Of San Jose
March 29 Concert at Jazz Café / Escazu 9pm

UK:
April 7, thu (Gilad with Strings) Dorking/UK Watermilljazz
April 8, Fri Newbury/UK Arlington Arts

April 10-14 Touring Greece with Alekos Vretos (more details to follow)

A gruelling schedule for Atzmon & The OHE, but they're not the hardest gigging jazzers for nothing.

Meanwhile, Atzmon's wife Tali with her Tali Atzmon Trio (Tali Atzmon, vocals, Gilad Atzmon, guitar, and Yaron Stavi, bass) will be at the cosy Austrian Cafe - Restaurant 'Vive Iterum' in Dollis Hill, London on 1st March, booking essential.

Last but by no means least, formidably gifted young bassist Ben Bastin, who also plays with Gilad Atzmon in Sarah Gillespie's Quartet, is launching his Ben Bastin Trio debut album at The Forge in Camden Town, London NW1 on 23rd March at 8pm. The trio featues, in addition to Bastin on bass, John Turville on piano and Joshua Blackmore on drums. A couple of very special guests are also promised. The CD will be available at a special price on the night. You can book here, and also buy tickets here.

 

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2011/02/17

This week, we catch up with another review of one of Israeli world-class avant-garde/free jazz giant Albert Beger's earlier albums, the Albert Beger's 5's Listening from 2004. Beger's finest album up to that time. Shortly, we also will be catching up with two more of Beger's more recent albums, Evolving Silence Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, with US avant-garde leading lights drummer Hamid Drake and bassist William Parker. This should be particularly interesting in light of this week's duo performance by Beger and Drake at the Tel Aviv Jazz Fest, which has been described as sensational.

February 14th saw the sad passing of another of the great old legends, Anglo-American jazz pianist Sir George Shearing OBE. Sir George died of heart failure, aged 91, in New York City. He had become renowned particularly also for pioneering the piano technique known as 'Shearing's Voicing,' a variety of double-melody block chord where an additional fifth part at an octave below doubles the melody. In the 1950s and 60s he also made concert appearances with classical orchestras, and classical music, particularly that of Satie, Debussy and Delius, often provided his inspiration. Condolences and sympathies to his family. Rest in Peace, Sir George.

Don't miss the broadcast of Phil Robson's IMS Quintet gig (featuring Mark Turner) at the Vortex Jazz Club on 24th January, to be broadcast on the Jazz on 3 programme with Jez Nelson on BBC Radio 3 on 21st February. Also playing in the quintet were Gareth Lockrane, Michael Janisch, and Ernesto Simpson. The show will be available on the BBC iPlayer for one week after the broadcast.

Drummer Dylan Howe is now into week three of his current tour with his Dylan Howe Quartet, which also features Brandon Allen on tenor, Ross Stanley on piano/synths and Tim Thornton on double bass. They are playing original ensemble pieces plus special arrangements of Blue Note classics, David Bowie's Berlin period, John Coltrane and more. Dates this week include: 17/2/11- HX7 Jazz Club, Hebden Bridge; 18/2/11- Sheffield Jazz Club; 19/2/11- Victoria Hall, Settle; 20/2/11- Stratford Jazz Club. For full details and dates see howe's web site.

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2011/02/08

At last, the review of world-class Israeli avant-garde and free-jazz sax maestro Albert Beger's latest album Peacemaker, with his new Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band. It's an absolute monster of an album! Beger out-does himself, true to form, pushing the envelope to the limit, experimenting and taking huge risks. This is an intense and intensely moving experience that no jazz lover, especially free jazz lover, should miss!

If you happen to be in Israel, you can also catch Albert Beger live with Hamid Drake at the Tel Aviv Jazz Fest on 15th February at 22:30 and 16 February at 01:30 at Cinematec, Tel Aviv. Two giants on one stage, performing a duo concert on sax and drums! Beger and Drake are no strangers and joined forces in the past, along with bassist William Parker, resulting in the albums Evolving Silence Vols. 1 and 2 (soon to be reviewed here). This show should be a definite 'not to be missed' event, promising an explosive performance. However, for those of us not able to attend, there is good news from Beger's label, Anova Music. The show will be recorded, and released by Anova Music later this year!

On a sad note, the great British jazz drummer Tony Levin died on 2nd February, aged 71. His contribution to the British and European jazz and improvised music scene was immense, and he was much-loved by fellow musicians of all ages, having been not anly a highly inspirational figure but also always supportive and encouraging to especially younger up-and-coming musicians. Man and musician will both be greatly missed. Our sympathies and condolences go out to his family. RIP, Tony Levin.

'Indo-jazz' wunderkind and clarinettist Arun Ghosh will be performing music from his acclaimed debut album Northern Namaste and forthcoming release Primal Odyssey in an intimate jazz trio format with Liran Donin on double bass and Pat Ilingworth on drums at ignite brunch - Arun Ghosh on Sunday 20th February 2011 - 12:00 PM at London's Royal Albert Hall. Tickets for ignite brunch cost £28.50 per head and include a welcome drink, a main course and dessert from the Hall's brunch menu, tea or coffee and of course the live music. Doors open at 11.30am with music from 12 noon to 2pm. Don't miss this rare opportunity!

 

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2011/02/01

The first in a series of more - and less - recent albums by Israeli saxman Albert Beger is reviewed this week. It is his 2008 release, The New Albert Beger Quartet's Big Mother. A world-class exponent of avant-garde and free jazz, Beger has moved a long way along this road since one of his early albums, 1997's The Albert Beger Quartet's This Life, reviewed here many years ago. Big Mother is a big album and a big concept, and a big delight. Next time, we shall be having a look at Beger's most recent album, last year's Peacemaker with his new Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band. It is a great pleasure to catch up with Beger's music. Like so many other fine jazz musicians on the vibrant Israeli jazz scene, Beger is sadly relatively little - far too little! - known and appreciated outside Israel.

Some news from ace pianist Gwilym Simcock. Last Friday, January 28th, Simcock appeared live on BBC Radio 3's In Tune show. You can still catch this on BBC iPlayer until next Friday (forward to about 1:06.30 if you just want the Gwilym Simcock segment of the show). Simcock was also scheduled to appear on last Sunday's Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 but this was sadly cancelled due to the events in Egypt and the need to accommodate another studio guest. Tonight's (Tuesday) album launch of Simcock's solo album at Camden Town's The Forge at 7.30pm is sold out!

If you missed ace guitarist Phil Robson's recent IMS Quintet gigs with Mark Turner, there's a 'consolation prize' in the form of the gig at the Vortex on January 25th being due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 3's Jazz On 3 show in late February - exact date is yet TBC.

Over on the other side of the pond, the Wayne Shorter Quartet will be celebrating 10 years as a working and recording group by performing on Feb 8, 2011 in Boston, MA and on Feb 9 in New York City:
Wayne Shorter Quartet, Location: Berklee Performance Center, Time: Tuesday, 08 February 2011 20:00
Wayne Shorter Quartet, Location: The Town Hall, Time: Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:00

Don't you just wish you could be there? Or better, that Shorter could be celebrating here as well?

 

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2011/01/24

It's been and gone! The brilliant Sarah Gillespie's album launch at The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho in support of her new album with jazz giant Gilad Atzmon, In The Current Climate, took place on Thursday 20th. Although this is reviewed here, there's nothing like experiencing 'Magnificent Sarah' live for yourself! Make sure you catch the ultra high voltage performance of Sarah Gillespie and her Quartet (Sarah Gillespie, Gilad Atzmon, Ben Bastin, and Enzo Zirilli) yourself. Full details of upcoming dates can be found on Ms. Gillespie's web site. Further London dates include The 606 Club, Chelsea, on February 28th, and other highlights also include The Stables, Wavendon, in June.

At the same time, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's The Tide Has Changed spring tour has also already got under way. UK dates include London's The Vortex on February 25th and 26th, while March sees the tour taking in Europe and later Costa Rica and Latin America. Early April is scheduled to see the band visiting Italy. For full details of all dates see Atzmon's web site.

 

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2011/01/17

Anglo-American singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sarah Gillespie's tour in support of her new album with jazz maestro Gilad Atzmon, In The Current Climate, is in full swing now. Be sure to catch this extraordinary esperience somewhere, anywhere! For a full list of dates, see Sarah Gillespies web site. (Rainlore's World of Music also featured a fascinating interview with Ms. Gillespie a few weeks ago, and our review of the new album was the first!)

Please note though that the official launch gig at Soho's Pizza Express Jazz Club on Thursday January 20th sold out about a week in advance! Meanwhile, the album In The Current Climate is attracting excellent reviews in the mainstream press - even one in The Daily Mail! (But nobody will hold that against Sarah Gillespie, I'm sure!)

Another gig not to be missed is the Tali Atzmon Trio (Tali Atzmon, vocals, Gilad Atzmon, sax & guitar, Yaron Stavi, double bass) on Sunday January 23rd at 8pm at Hugo's, 25 Lonsdale Road, Queens Park, London NW6 6RA. For booking please phone 020 7372 1232. Hopefully, we'll see an album from the highly gifted Tali Atzmon sometime soon?

Staying with the Gilad Atzmon connection, these days best known as the fabulously talented drummer of The Orient House Ensemble, Eddie Hick is also active in a number of other bands, not necessarily strictly jazz either. One of these is the relatively new They Say Jump. Fabulous sound, a mix of reggae and Latin grooves - you've simply got to hear this band live for yourself. And you can on Monday, 31st January, at Camden Town's Proud Galleries, The Horse Hospital, Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AH. Admission is free. Don't miss!

Meanwhile, please be aware that due to long-overdue 'site maintenance' being in progress, new items may be a little slow in coming along for a while although we'll do our best. Please also note that the 2010 content of this page will be moved to the Archives section soon.

 

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2011/01/09

The 'hottest property' of the day and indisputably finest singer-songwriter of her generation, the totally electrifying Sarah Gillespie, started her UK tour in support of her new album In The Current Climate at Brighton's Komedia last Friday. She is accompanied by jazz giant Gilad Atzmon on accordion, sax, carinet and electronics, Ben Bastin on bass and Enzo Zirilli on drums. If you haven't cought up with it yet, don't miss the exclusive interview with Sarah Gillespie we had a couple of weeks ago. For details on all the dates of her current tour please check out her web site. Although the album has been available since Friday, the official launch will take place at Soho's Pizza Express Jazz Club on 20th January. Other highlights of the tour include the 606 Club in Chelsea at the end of February, and later in June The Stables in Wavenden. Whatever you do, be sure not to miss Sarah Gillespie's extraordinary performance somewhere!

Hoping to get busy with some long overdue site maintenance in the coming weeks, so things may slow down a bit temporarily in terms of new material.

 

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2011/01/03

Continuing from last week the features section today boasts the concluding Part Two of an exclusive in-depth interview with jazz flute and Afro-Latin jazz legend Mark Weinstein. In a congenial chat we talked about his latest album Jazz Brasil, Brazilian music, jazz flute, Herbie Mann, important past and present collaborators like Nilson Matta, Kenny Barron, Pablo Aslan, Aruan Ortiz and others, ongoing and future projects, and lots besides. Not to be missed!

 

Happy 2011!

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Reviews


There is a full index of all reviews available on Rainlore's World of Music. 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 2011/11/29:

Pablo Aslan Quintet :  Piazzolla In Brooklyn - And The Rebirth Of Jazz Tango (2011/11/16)

Gilad Atzmon & The OHE - The Road To Bop At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, Saturday 22nd October 2011 (2011/10/24)

Frank Harrison Trio At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, Thursday 3rd November 2011 (2011/11/07)

Roberto Manzin, Francesco Lo Castro :  Improfives (2011/11/02)

[Report/Review - Addendum] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 - Addendum (Videos by Tali Atzmon) (2011/11/13)

 

Reviews added 2011/11/10:

Yuri Goloubev :  Titanic For A Bike (2011/10/09)

Roland Perrin Ensemble Plays The Jewish Connection At The 606 Club, Chelsea, London SW10, Friday 14th October 2011 (2011/10/16)

Mark Weinstein :  El Cumbanchero (2011/11/04)

 

Reviews added 2011/11/01:

Alex Hutton Trio Launch For Legentis At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 Thursday, 6th October 2011 (2011/10/07)

[Report/Review] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 (2011/10/11)

 

Reviews added 2011/10/05:

Nicolas Meier Group - Journey - Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1 on Wednesday 28th September 2011 (2011/09/30)

John Turville Trio - Live At Kings Place, King's Cross, London N1 on Saturday 1st October 2011 (2011/10/03)

 

Reviews added 2011/09/27:

Metamorphic - Live At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 on 22nd September 2011 (2011/09/24)

 

Reviews added 2011/09/20:

Alex Hutton Trio :  Legentis (2011/09/08)

(Lit. Review:) Gilad Atzmon :  The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics (2011/08/08)

 

Reviews added 2011/09/12:

Heidi Vogel :  Lágrimas De Um Pássaro - Tears Of A Bird (2011/09/10)

 

Reviews added 2011/07/24:

Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project :  Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project (2011/07/21)

 

Reviews added 2011/07/18:

Gilad Atzmon With Strings Live At Ronnie Scott's, Soho, London W1, Tuesday, 12th July 2011 (2011/07/14)

 

Reviews added 2011/06/29:

Gabrielle Ducomble :  J'ai Deux Amours (2011/06/23)

 

Reviews added 2011/06/17:

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London W1, Friday 10th June 2011 (2011/06/12)

Raaga Trio :  The Other Edge (2011/06/15)

 

Reviews added 2011/06/09:

Japan Fundraiser Concert Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Monday 30th May 2011 (2011/05/31)

Asaf Sirkis Trio :  Live At The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SBC, London SE1, Friday 3rd June 2011 (2011/06/05)

 

Reviews added 2011/05/29:

John Martin Quartet :  Dawning (2011/05/19)

Julian Siegel Quartet Live At The Vortex, Dalston, London N16 Tuesday 24th May, 2011 (2011/05/25)

 

Reviews added 2011/05/18:

John Turville Trio At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, Thursday 12th May, 2011 (2011/05/13)

 

Reviews added 2011/05/09:

John Turville Trio :  Midas (2011/04/20)

 

Reviews added 2011/04/19:

Metamorphic Live At The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, London N6, Friday 15th April 2011 (2011/04/17)

Mumbai Jazz - Larry Coryell, Ned McGowan, Ronu Majumdar & Rajesh Rajbhatt At The Purcell Room, SBC, London SE1, Monday 18th April 2011 (2011/04/19)

 

Reviews added 2011/04/12:

Julian Siegel Quartet :  Urban Theme Park (2011/04/07)

 

Reviews added 2011/03/24:

Pablo Aslan :  Tango Grill (2011/03/20)

Ben Bastin Trio Live At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, Wednesday 23rd March 2011 (2011/03/24)

 

Reviews added 2011/03/14:

Ben Bastin Trio :  The Missing Piece (2011/03/09)

Albert Beger, Hamid Drake, William Parker :  Evolving Silence Vol. 1 (2011/03/07)

Albert Beger, Hamid Drake, William Parker :  Evolving Silence Vol. 2 (2011/03/07)

Metamorphic :  The Rock Between (2011/01/25)

 

Reviews added 2011/03/06:

Morris Goldberg :  Jazz In Transit - Live In Cape Town (2011/03/02)

Keith Waithe :  Gathering Echoes (2011/02/27)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/17:

Albert Beger's 5 :  Listening (2011/02/13)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/08:

Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band :  Peacemaker (2011/02/03)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/01:

The New Albert Beger Quartet :  Big Mother (2011/01/28)

 

Reviews added 2011/01/24:

Sarah Gillespie with Gilad Atzmon At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on 20th January 2011 (2011/01/21)

 

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Artists' Profiles

Artists' profiles consist of brief profiles, complete with discographies, contact/booking and other useful information, for some of the artists whose work has been featured on Rainlore's World of Music.
 

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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 2011/11/29:

[Report/Review - Addendum] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 - Addendum (Videos by Tali Atzmon) (2011/11/13)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/11/01:

[Report/Review] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 (2011/10/11)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/10/05:

The Neo-Book Burners And 'The People Of The Book' (2011/10/03) - An article about the smear campaigns against Gilad Atzmon and his latest book The Wandering Who? and those in support; in solidarity with Atzmon; also quoting Atzmon's article Are They Really 'The People Of The Book?' of 29th September in full.

 

Features/Articles added 2011/05/09:

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - Main Page (2011/05/08) - The 'front page' to the Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - a Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive!

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - The Bagel Shooter Game (2011/05/08) - A Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive - the online Artie Fishel Bagel Shooter Game!

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - A Brief Guide To Artie Fishel And The Promised Band (2011/05/08) - An article exploring the meanings of Artie Fishel, who and what he is, etc. - A Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive!

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? (2011/03/21) - Fiction. An 'article' inspired by search engine queries leading to this site - A Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive!

 

Features/Articles added 2011/03/24:

The Rainlore Interview:  Lizzie Ball (2011/03/02)

What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? - A humorous, semi-satirical fictional article inspired by search engine queries (2011/03/21)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/01/03:

The Rainlore Interview: Mark Weinstein (Part Two) (2010/12/16)

 

Features/Articles added 2010/12/27:

The Rainlore Interview: Mark Weinstein (Part One) (2010/12/16)

The Rainlore Interview: Sarah Gillespie (2010/12/20)

 

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