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Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Rob Mallows

Thursday, 01 February 2018 02:29

Cygnus Flare, 21st January, The Vortex, London

Power piano trio end the weekend on a high.
Antipodean group creates tasty jazz/classical smorgasbord.
Saturday, 30 September 2017 05:11

Andreas Hourdakis Trio - Senor

Counter-intuitive Dylan-without-words album works very well!
Saturday, 23 September 2017 17:06

ElektroJazz - New York Tribute

Funky New York love song heavy on the trombones proves to be a curate’s egg.
Friday, 18 August 2017 15:40

Magnus Lindgren - Stockholm Underground

Influence of American jazz refugees in '60s Stockholm rings true in this tribute to flute icon.
Monday, 07 August 2017 04:33

Mathias Heise Quadrillion - Decadence

Danish band with big number fixation makes strong case for guilt-free jazz-funk-fusion.
Thursday, 03 August 2017 01:11

Big Bad Wolf - Pond Life

London-based young guns make upbeat album with a summertime feel.
Friday, 23 June 2017 15:52

Chick Corea - The Musician

Finest keyboardist of his generation gets well-deserved retrospective capturing 70th birthday celebrations.
Saturday, 29 April 2017 00:05

Craig Taborn - Daylight Ghosts

Reed and keyboard mix serves up nice slice of contemporary jazz.
Daniel Karlsson first came to the notice of UK audiences primarily through his role as keyboardist in Swedish group Oddjob and with the band of former EST drummer Magnus Öström. A well-known jazz figure in his native Sweden, he is achieving some increased recognition now across Europe, not least as a result of the success of his own trio’s first four albums, the most recent of which - “Ding Dong” - was released at the start of 2017. In London recently to play Oddjob’s Jazzoo - a 40 minute animated jazz concert for children - at the South Bank, Kind of Jazz caught up with Daniel to talk about his career.
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