Charlie GIllett scoops up yet again the tracks you loved but never got round to owning and those that would otherwise have entirely slipped past you unnoticed like so many logs floating down the Niger in the middle of the nightRead more "V/A – Sound of the World Presents: Otro Mundo (Another World)"
Some stories never get to be told properly. At last ours has been.Read more "From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: The History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene – Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove (Book)"
Koko was packed to the rafters with an impatient Brazilian crowd, keen to get past the DJ and onto the fabulous Vanessa da Mata, who burst onto the stage with such vibrancy and life that the already excited venue cranked up to notches rarely seen outside of BrazilRead more "Vanessa da Mata – Koko, London (Live Review)"
Abraham the Gypsy had two sons, to Flamenco he said, ‘guard the purity of your sound, it will see you through some bad shit’ and to his other son Rumba Catalana he said ‘mix it up, add a little from here, leave a bit of your sound over there, let’s see how it works out.’ […]Read more "Peret (La Linea) – Barbican, 2009 (Live Review)"
Ayọ is the real thing. A big, big voice hints at something that someone so young should not really knowRead more "Ayo – Gravity at Last"
He is no longer the beautiful young man he once was but the voice can still charm the birds from the trees and the gentle humour of the man can keep them entertained once they are sitting on his shouldersRead more "MIlton Nascimento – Royal Festival Hall ’08 (Live Review)"
Jazz Ninja Chris Bowden delivers a sinuous and enjoyable album of familiar tunes in original treatmentsRead more "Chris Bowden’s The Tomorrow Band – 2 To Get Set"