For my money, this latest expedition into the vaults of Warner and Atlantic is better than the original, fine though that was. Worth the price of the CD alone is Keith Jarrett’s jazz metal masterpiece, Mortgage on my Soul (Wah Wah) — powered by Wah Wah bass and showcasing pianist Jarrett on the soprano sax.Read more "V/A: More Psychedelic Jazz And Soul"
A good time fusion of populist Latin crossover styles delivered with passion but not enough of the good stuff to go round on this release.Read more "Los Mocosos: American Us"
Tango like the blues, jazz, fado, son and flamenco is constantly veering between crisis and renaissance. Perhaps one of the unexpected effects of globalisation is that even if a country wants to forget its own music, the rest of the world will keep reminding them of it until sooner or later they decide themselves that […]Read more "V/A: The Rough Guide to Tango Nuevo"
The Italian percussionist jazz rocker has created a very interesting and clever album reminiscent at times of Natacha Atlas and other masters of the dance-meets-middle-east-meets-funk genre — if only it wasn’t so patchy.Read more "Tony Esposito – Viaggio Tribale"
Set to blow up big time, Josh One has followed his successful release ‘Contemplation’ and the ‘Grey Skies’ EP with a blunted hip hop album that reminds you of Krush and Shadow but has its own new sound.Read more "Josh One – Narrow Path"
Acid jazz, trip hop, eclectro – today’s label is tomorrow’s rope to be hung with. ‘Simply Good Music’ is one way of trying to slip the noose. I remember the first releases to come out of Giant Step many years ago and a few had the left-field down home funkiness that this collection successfully explores […]Read more "V/A: Simply Good Music Vol. 1 (Giant Step)"
Hay fotos del Carnaval, y donde estas? It’s been over for less than 20 minutes but Fly is first with the pics of London’s Latin Carnaval from Burgess Park. Were you there?Read more "Photos of 6th Carnaval Del Pueblo 2004"