The best night’s jazz in many a year at the BarbicanRead more "Mulatu Astatke & The Heliocentrics – Barbican (Live Review)"
One of the year’s undisputed highlights so far. A joy from beginning to end. Diverse, funky, challenging and freshRead more "Mdungu – Afro What?"
Brecon Jazz Festival is now all about the music and it shows. We went off to Wales to see for ourselvesRead more "Brecon Jazz Festival 2009 – Round Up"
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)"
Another little gem from ESP Disk. The Levitts are in fact a musical family about whom not a great deal has been written it would seem. Perhaps their habit of jumping from one genre to another was too much for audiences to build loyalty at the end of the sixtiesRead more "Levitts – We Are The Levitts"
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"