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Liberation Music Orchestra

Review by John L. Walters EFG London Jazz Festival Cadogan Hall, London 20-11-2016 Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra was a product of the cultural moment outlined in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s current exhibition You Say You Want a Revolution?… Read More ›

Charlie Haden & Jim Hall

(Impulse!/Decca) Some of my favourite Charlie Haden albums are duos – whether with Hank Jones, Pat Metheny or Keith Jarrett, the bassist seems to make the most of the space offered without ever getting more fancy or less concise than… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 27-05-10

Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden: Jasmine (ECM 273 3485) I first listened to this disc at four o’ clock one morning, while suffering from a bout of insomnia. Quiet, gentle and almost meditational at times, the music nevertheless didn’t send me off… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 26-01-10

Pat Metheny: Orchestrion (Nonesuch 7559-79847-3) Pat Metheny is one of the most extraordinary musicians of our age, irrespective of genre. And genre is not something that has concerned him much. The jazz purists may love his work with, for example,… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 24-05-09

Keith Jarrett: Treasure Island (Impulse! 0602517967182) Keith is looking cool with his Afro, giant belt buckle and denim bells on the cover, and the music still sounds cool, too, re-released by Verve under the Impulse! Originals imprint. This is Jarrett,… Read More ›

The nature of the Meltdown

So, now we know some of what’s in Ornette Coleman’s Meltdown festival at the Southbank Centre in June.  And there is a fair amount of jazz in there, with some excellent crossovers and exciting sounding reworkings of Coleman classics by the… Read More ›