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The Guide: Rashad Becker Glasgow: La Roux London: Wireless Birmingham, London: Black Sabbath London: Spectralism day Aldeburgh: Joey DeFrancesco Trio London

June 28, 2014

Rashad Becker's Discogs listing looks bizarrely out of whack with his reputation. Despite credits in the thousands - he's the go-to mastering engineer for art/noise and dance music heads - Becker has



Nice'n'Sleazy, Fri

Conway Hall, WC1, Tue

Perry Park, Birmingham; Finsbury Park, N4; Fri to 6 Jul

Hyde Park, W2, Fri

Based upon the computer analysis of sound and its electronic transformations, spectralism has become one of the enduring compositional techniques of the last half century. This year's Aldeburgh festival invites French spectralist Tristan Murail to dominate its final weekend. Two concerts by the spectralist contemporary music group Klangforum Wien (pictured) and one by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sakari Oramo, include pieces by Murail, two of them UK premieres, plus works by his contemporaries Gerard Grisey and Georg Friedrich Haas that also employ the techniques Murail pioneered in the 1970s. andrew clements

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Sat

As the son of eminent Hammond player Papa John DeFrancesco, and raised in bluesy organ maestro Jimmy Smith's home state of Pennsylvania, Joey didn't stand much chance of not becoming an organ-grinder himself, but he's matured into a robustly original one. The younger DeFrancesco met Smith when he was seven, and recorded with him several times, but though the newcomer was clearly a fan of the veteran, he also immersed himself in the harmonic and tonal advances of a Coltrane-influenced later generation that included the innovative Larry Young. DeFrancesco made his first album as a leader at 17, and has worked with John McLaughlin, Ray Charles, David Sanborn and George Benson. His latest collaboration, with Sanborn and vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson on the Blue Note album Enjoy The View, spotlights his fine Miles-like trumpet-playing too, and confirms how wittily intelligent

his playing continues to be. john fordham

Ronnie Scott's, W1,

Mon to Wed


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