By far the best thing to come out of Washington for a very long time, this outernational mashup of Afrobeat, dub and hip hop is firing political comment on thumping beatsRead more "Thievery Corporation – Radio Retaliation"
The world’s least likely superstars are back with an album that takes the winning formula of Dimanche a Bamako to the next level. More guests, more meddling with their sound, more English and well why not, a bit of Damon AlbarnRead more "Amadou et Mariam – Welcome to Mali"
Big Night Out kicks off with a growling swinger as shortMAN recounts the history of jazz delivered in a staccato ‘if you go down to the woods today’ style — and the evening has got off to a fine startRead more "Dennis Rollins’ Badbone & Co – Big Night Out"
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"