Jazz: Festival Highlights

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Tonight: A serious guitar-jam at the Barbican (0171-638 8891), with the most tasteful of American axe-heroes Larry Coryell, gypsy wunderkind Bireli Lagrene and heavy drummer Billy Cobham. There is also pianist Nikki Yeoh's Infinitum Big Band at the Purcell Room (0171-960 4201), and the two Julians - pianist Joseph at Blackheath (0181-463 0100), saxophonist Arguelles at the Vortex (0171-254 6516).

Saturday: The wonderful altoist Elton Dean with Ninesense and guest trombonist Roswell Rudd is at the Purcell Room, and Brazilian retro-favourite Joyce at the Jazz Cafe (0171-344 0044).

Sunday: The Festival ends in great style with The Big Blow at the QEH, featuring four tenor sax players: David Murray, Chico Freeman, Jean Toussaint and Steve Williamson. At Blackheath there is the duo of Andy Sheppard and Steve Lodder. Free music in the foyers of the RFH, QEH, and Barbican.

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