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July 11, 2017

Goldmine Magazine Montreal Jazz Festival soars to new heights

Goldmine reports from 2017’s Montreal Jazz Festival where King Crimson, Ron Sexsmith, Tigran Hamasyan and others made the event magical.

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Saxophonist Tommy Smith launches his new quartet at the upcoming Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival before touring across Scotland and into the north of England in the autumn in support of his enthusiastically received latest album, Embodying the Light.

Dedicated to and featuring music by John Coltrane as well as Smith originals, the album marks the 50th anniversary of Coltrane’s death and also celebrates Smith’s 50th birthday year. The new quartet, which takes its name from the album, reunites Smith with drummer Sebastiaan de Krom, who recorded and toured extensively with Smith during the early noughties. It also features two young Scottish musicians, London-based bassist Calum Gourlay and pianist Peter Johnstone, a former Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year who have progressed through Smith’s youth orchestra and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra.
The Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival concert takes place at the newly opened Rose Theatre in the Scottish capital’s famous pub crawl lane Rose Street on Tuesday 18 July.

The Tommy Smith Quartet then appear on the following dates this autumn: An Tobar, Tobermory (26 Sept); Beacon Arts Centre, Greenock (27 Sept); Blue Lamp, Aberdeen (28 Sept); Arts Centre, Paisley (29 Sept); Eden Court, Inverness (1 Oct); Websters Theatre, Glasgow (2 Oct) Capstone Theatre, Liverpool (25 Oct); Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh (26 Oct); Village Hall, West Kilbride (27 Oct) and Perth Theatre, Perth (11 Dec).

– Rob Adams

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Take a look at what’s for sale at mandersmedia on Discogs Free Download: Sir Andrew Davis conducts Vaughan Williams’s Symphony No. 9

This week's free download is the Scherzo from Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 9, performed by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Sir Andrew Davis. The disc, which included Vaughan Williams's Job was named Recording of the Month in our April issue.

'Andrew Davis's interpretation is of exceptional quality,' writes Malcolm Hayes. 'This disc is a masterclass in how to search out emotionally charged rapture.'

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This day in music On this Day July 11, 2015

James McElvar the singer in the Scottish boy band Rewind was said to be lucky to be alive after collapsing with heat exhaustion on board a flight travelling from Stansted to Glasgow. The singer became ill after wearing 12 layers of clothing to avoid paying the £45 ($66), extra baggage fee.

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