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Ezra Collective return with Where I’m Meant to Be

Ezra Collective are back, and the 5-man London jazz quintet are just incapable of disappointing.  Those unfamiliar with jazz generally associate it with sombre clubs and a polite audience. Ezra have a unique knack for making jazz accessible to all, keeping the genre youthful and vibrant. The huge features on this album contribute to this: […]

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Review: No More Leaks by Central Cee

Central Cee’s new EP is musically respectable but fairly unambitious, and raises interesting concerns regarding hacking in the music industry. The EP is Cench’s response to his music being leaked before the scheduled release date, as the title suggests. It coincides with the release of the Netflix documentary ‘The Playlist’ about Spotify, which was founded […]

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“I cried power”: Nina Simone and the Civil Rights Movement

Aged eleven, as she took to the stage to give a piano recital in her hometown, Nina Simone saw her parents being kicked out of their front row seats to accommodate for a white family. Simone refused to play until her parents were restored to their seats. Her parents were “embarrassed” as members of the […]

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Remembering Pharaoh Sanders

Albert Ayler described Pharoah Sanders as the Song in the Holy Trinity of jazz saxophone. It is with this reverence that the revolutionary tenor saxophonist and band leader is regarded by his peers and admirers. Sanders passed away on September 24, at the age of 81, bringing his remarkable legacy to attention. Born and raised […]