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Sebastian Scotney

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Articles By Sebastian Scotney

Rick Wakeman’s Grumpy Old Christmas Show, Cadogan Hall review – solo piano and Yuletide nostalgia

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Vinícius Cantuária, Eliane Elias, Barbican review - simply does it

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Herbie Hancock, Barbican EFG London Jazz Festival review – the musical chameleon is still searching at 79

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Ted Gioia: Music: A Subversive History review – an informative, giddying ride

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Miklós Perényi, Dénes Várjon, Wigmore Hall review – Beethoven in wonderfully safe hands

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Bill Frisell's Harmony, Cadogan Hall review – superb Americana

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Prom 71: Dunedin Consort, Butt review – Bach to the drawing-board please

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Bauhaus 100, BBC Four review - a well-made film about the makers

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Prom 30: The Warner Brothers Story, John Wilson Orchestra review – orchestral riches

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Nile Rodgers and Chic, Royal Festival Hall review – great band, shame about the sound

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Prom 17: Shaham, Bavarian RSO, Nézet-Séguin review – a Montrealer brings “l’fun”

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Josh Ritter, Union Chapel review - strong songs and a boyish smile

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Django Bates Belovèd Trio, Evan Parker, Wigmore Hall review – a one-off or a premiere?

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theartsdesk at the Montreal International Jazz Festival - fabulous at 40

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Milton Nascimento, Barbican review – besotted audience hails frail legend

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Alfredo Rodriguez and Pedrito Martinez, Ronnie Scott's review - Cuban wizards of piano and percussion

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