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Uptown Lockdown Show

Check out the Duke Ellington Society UK’s ‘Uptown Lockdown’ weekly show on Wednesdays 5.30-6.30, hosted by Frank Griffith (via Duke Ellington Society UK – Facebook). On 28 April Brian Priestley and I will be special guests talking about, amongst other things, the recording ‘Love You Madly’ we made together with saxophonist/clarinettist (and Jazzpar Prizewinner) Tony Coe to celebrate the centenary of Ellington’s birth.

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Why improvisation is not an imperfect art

While waiting for the next live performance opportunity – here is my first ever publication in philosophy – where I set out my argument for why improvisation is not an imperfect art, and the genesis of all musical activity. Something to bang your head with while you’re waiting for performance venues to open.  

Gibbs, Louise (2021) ‘Improvising beyond Hamilton’s aesthetics of imperfection’ in A. Hamilton and L. Pearson, eds, The

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WELCOME! to the website for LOUISE GIBBS, jazz vocalist, composer/arranger, educator, and writer! This website represents my interests and involvement with music: as musician – educator – and writer.

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SEVEN DEADLY SINGS
Louise Gibbs and The Septet with Tony Kofi (alto/baritone saxes), Tim Whitehead
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