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Mediterranean Gypsies Are in London

We arrived at 100-years old Cadogan Hall, located in the heart of Chelsea, on a quiet Monday evening. This is a hall, reconstructed from a church, that can house up to almost 1000 people with acoustics that I admire. We are at the Dorantes and Taksim Trio concert during “London Jazz Fest”, attended both by

Do you know who is Hodges ?

Here is the Wikipedia notes of him; John Cornelius Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington‘s big band. He played lead alto in the saxophone section for many years, except the period between 1932 and 1946 when Otto Hardwick generally played first chair. Hodges was also featured

Okay Temiz – Oriental Wind Project

At 2014 Babylon Beyoglu concert hall was open and running. Okay Temiz has published his new album from Sony within the mood of his very old project; “Oriental Wind”. This concert film from the time of album launch. Enjoy it.

A Saturday Evening at Ronnie Scott’s

It’s hasn’t been long since I moved to London, one thing that surprised me was the fact that concert tickets were always sold out. I was looking into the programs of the upcoming months and I saw my man Mingus’s name. A real live Mingus Big Band concert in August at Ronnie Scott’s, as produced