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Surface live on 6 November 2015

Well, this was a right treat. On 6 November Surface launched their new album at Bennett’s Lane. The brainchild of electric bassist Claire Cross, Surface is a six-piece jazz band with a thoroughly modern sound. This was no throwback, there was no swing to be heard. This is the jazz of now: Dramatic, expressive and…

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Adam Rudegeair Quintet live on 8 October 2014

This is Jazz at its best. Virtuosic. Irreverent. Dangerous. On 8 October at the Paris Cat, Adam Rudegeair and his band played the tunes we like, but not how we like them. Oh yes, they were David Bowie tunes. But not as you know them. They weren’t covers. They weren’t even ‘reimagined’. More invention than…