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Scottish Jazz and Beyond

Scottish Jazz and Beyond…. 

Scottish Jazz and BeyondVenue: The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland
Date: July 13, 2019

Review by Fiona MacTaggart

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is a huge and culturally multi-colored creature and tonight’s show, which was part of Creative Scotland’s Made in Scotland mini-festival within the Fringe, constituted somewhat of a Scottish celebration of cross-cultural music. Organised and MC-ed by local drummer Tom Bancroft, three bands were showcased, all primarily jazz bands but bringing significantly more than jazz to the table.

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Concert Review: Sons of Kemet (UK)

Sons of Kemet (UK) Performing Tonight in Brooklyn (NY)!!!

Date:  July 14, 2019
Venu: Spiegeltent Palais De Variete, George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland

Review by Fiona MacTaggart

Sons Of KemetSons of Kemet are one of the several bands esteemed British saxman Shabaka Hutchings leads and following this band securing the much sought-after 2018 Mercury Prize for their album Your Queen is A Reptile, in which each tune is named in honor of a female civil rights hero, Harriet Tubman for example, they have been in even more demand. 

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Daniel Tarrab

CD Review: Daniel Tarrab “Otra Mirada”

Daniel TarrabArtist: Daniel Tarrab
Title: Otra Mirada
Label: Silva Screen Records
Genre: Tango
Music available from: Silva Screen Records; Amazon; Spotify

Review by Fiona Mactaggart

Buenos Aires based, award winning film composer and double bassist Daniel Tarrab composed, conducted and played on this short (25 mins) but sweet album of tangos, Otra Mirada (meaning Another Look). Composed for tango trio and channeling maestro Astor Piazzolla, esteemed bandoneonista Nestor Marconi is prominent throughout. However, Tarrab (double bass and piano) with Pablo Agri (violin) are superbly cohesive co-conspirators, further aided and abetted by sumptuous string orchestra.

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