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The best jazz events in London this month

Looking for great live jazz in the capital? Here are London’s best upcoming jazz gigs

The best jazz in London this month


Evan Parker/John Edwards/Eddie Prevost

Critics' choice

Parker's snake-like sax explores the infinite possibilities of free improvisation with circular breathing, harmonics, chords, and unbroken rhythmic note patterns – all incredibly exciting and engaging live, even to the improv layman. Here he joins forces with two more free jazz masters, returning to Café Oto to celebrate the release of a triple CD which documents performances from a previous Evan Parker residency.

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Cafe Oto Tuesday July 28 2015
© Jan Kricke

Archie Shepp Quartet

Critics' choice

Saxophone legend, playwright and poet Archie Shepp is best known for his work on John Coltrane’s avant-garde ‘Ascension’ as well as his own highly politicised work for Impulse in the late '60s and early '70s. Expect his own peerless take on standards plus the odd radical poem thrown in for good measure.

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Ronnie Scott's Friday July 31 2015