One hopes that the Eden Project Sessions will continue for Womad, because this mini festival is a wonderful treat for all the senses.
Hit and miss documentary about Sunsplash, Montego Bay 1983.Read more "Cool Runnings (DVD)"
Anyone who has the superb Pirate’s Choice reissue by Orchestra Baobab will immediately recognise the work of Malick Sidibé. André Magnin has edited a definitive selection of photos in this Scalo hardback.Read more "Malick Sidibe – Andre Magnin (Book)"
This is Khan’s follow up to his book on Miles’ A Kind of Blue. Significantly thicker than its predecessor, it is in fact a pretty full biography of Trane but chronologically warped to focus most of its energy on the three years from 1961’s My Favourite Things to 1964’s recording of A Love Supreme.Read more "A Love Supreme – Ashley Khan (Book)"
It is hard to overstate just how good the series of recording released as Ethiopiques is. Listening to them is a shock, but a good shock!Read more "Ethiopiques"
Avant-garde jazz fest featuring Chick Corea (piano), Pat Metheny (guitar), Lee Konitz (alto-sax), Anthony Braxton (alto-sax) and Miroslav Vitous (bass) in 1981. This concert celebrates 10 years of the Creative Music Studio (CMS) founded by Ornette Coleman to explore new forms and to attempt to escape them altogether.Read more "Woodstock Jazz Festival (DVD)"
Released after a quarter of a century locked away in a vault somewhere, this is previously unseen footage of the “Godfather of Self-Appointed Title’s” 1979 comeback tour.Read more "James Brown – Body Heat (DVD)"