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Jazz at the Third Eye: The SWH! Podcast Talks To Stewart Smith...

Credit: John Gilmour

For the latest SWH! podcast Ali spoke to music historian and writer Stewart Smith about Jazz at the Third Eye, the multi-media project exploring Glasgow’s visionary arts centre which launches on October 22nd, 2021.

Stewart talks about how the project came about and his involvement, the central role of the Centre's director Tom McGrath, some of the musicians and other artists who appeared there, as well as sharing just a few of the stories he uncovered during his research. He also talks about the live music aspect to the project, where some of Scotland’s most innovative musicians will perform new work inspired by the history of the Third Eye.

Jazz at the Third Eye is a Creative Scotland funded residency at the Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow, dedicated to establishing a digital archive of jazz and improvised music at its previous incarnation, the Third Eye Centre, from 1975 to 1991, and you can find out more at -

Here are a few examples of images from the project, with kind thanks to Stewart Smith:

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