LP review

Kit Downes – Tricko

(Coup Perdu – available on CD and LP) Tricko is the British pianist Kit Downes’ duo project with cellist Lucy Railton. They play pieces written specially for this project by Kit. Downes may be best known in the jazz and… Read More ›

Johannes Haage – Drift

(Shoebill Music SB15009) Although I am listening to this trio album – Johannes Haage on guitar, Matthias Pichler on bass and Joe Smith on drums – on CD, this is a “not for sale” promotional version of the album. Shoebill, which Haage… Read More ›

Simon Spillett

Square One (limited edition 12” 180g vinyl LP, Gearbox GB 1512) It’s great to see this record pressed by Gearbox Records, specialists in vinyl releases, exclusively on 180g vinyl, and this music, steeped in 1950s and ’60s bebop as it… Read More ›

Examples Of Twelves

Things Will Be (Impossible Ark Recordings IALP12) Review by JJ Wheeler  First off, I must mention that this album immediately falls into the ‘hip’ category, not least because of its personnel of distinctive, almost “underground” London-based musicians, but also because… Read More ›