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There’s an interview with Raymond Macdonald in the Scotsman about his performance at the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh tonight with leading Japanese free improvisers Sakoto Fujii (piano) and Natsuki Tamura (trumpet) and about the Scottish free music scene generally. Unfortunately by the time I get this posted, the gig will already have started, but for the record the line-up is completed by Neil Davidson (guitar), George Lyle (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums).

The Herald, on the other hand, interviews another Tom Bancroft collaborator, Billy Jenkins, about his new album I am a Man from Lewisham. I always thought he was from Bromley, but maybe that just shows how vague my knowledge of the geography of the barbarous wastes south of Watford is.

It also carries a review of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland’s recent performance of Kenny Wheeler’s “Sweet Time Suite” at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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