Acid Jazz & Other Illicit Grooves touring exhibition in Camden
- Published on Tuesday, 04 April 2023 16:18
- Last Updated on 18 April 2023
- Monica Costa
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Acid Jazz Records started as a simple bedroom operation established by Gilles Peterson and Eddie Piller, within three months of the first 45 release (Frederic Lies Still by Galliano), the label had grown rapidly and laid out a unique manifesto of alternative club sounds – jazz, street-soul, funk, Latin, reggae, hip hop and jazz poetry all put in an early appearance.
Gilles Peterson formed Talkin’ Loud Records and Eddie Piller continued with the Acid Jazz Records label. Other labels followed in their footsteps such as Dorado, Mo’ Wax, Ubiquity Records, Giant Step, Boogie Back, Hotpie and Candy, Compost, IRMA and more.
Groundbreaking jazz themed nights appeared at London clubs like the WAG in Soho and Camden’s Dingwalls afternoon sessions in the late eighties. Into the 90s and there were nights all across the UK culminating in 1994 with the opening of the seminal Blue Note venue in the achingly-trendy Hoxton Square, across the road from the bases of Touch Magazine and along from Straight No Chaser.
The Acid Jazz & Other Illicit Grooves exhibition will encapsulate the musical momentum of this time through the magazine features, photography, radio stations, single and album artwork and of course the music and musicians that WERE the scene.
19-24 April : Exhibition at Hawley Wharf Camden, London
22nd April: The Forge Camden Monday Michiru (live) + Support
10-14 May: Exhibition at Lost Horizon, Bristol
11th May: Lost Horizon Bristol Omar (live) + Support.
12th May: Lost Horizon Bristol Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio + Support.
19 May-1 June: Exhibition at The Hat Factory, Luton
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