Stoke Newington has a long tradition as the home of British free jazz. Derek Bailey lived here, as did Evan Parker in the 80s and 90s, with small runs of improv and jazz recordings being released and mailed from the spare bedrooms of many Stokey terraces. Thurston Moore, whose imprint Ecstatic Peace Library is releasing MUSICS, an anthology of the zine of the same name, talks to musician Steve Beresford and author Richard King (Original Rockers) about the radicalism of free jazz and how it mirrored the politics of the area, from the Angry Brigade to the social and racial tensions simmering on the streets.Buy tickets
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