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Daniel-Sidney Bechet to conjure up the spirit of New Orleans Jazz in London

By John Stevenson Drummer Daniel-Sidney Bechet, the Paris-based son of New Orleans soprano saxophone innovator and clarinettist, Sidney Bechet (1897-1959), will conjure up the musical spirit of the Crescent City on October 9th, when he performs at Le Quecumbar, Battersea High St, London, SW11 3HX. Starting at 8pm sharp, Daniel-Sidney …

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Gilles Peterson storms the Brazilian music scene with Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam

By John Stevenson Sonzeira: Brasil Bam Bam Bam, Gilles Peterson’s most recent recording project, is yet another product of his fascination with Brazilian music and culture. The album, recorded in Brazil, cuts across a wide swathe of styles and genres, fusing old-school sambas and jazz-funk and features the most exciting …

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