David Torn – only sky

(ECM) The Wichita Lineman can hear her singin’ in the wire; he can hear her in the whine. Guitarist David Torn, here solo, makes the kind of sounds that conjure up electricity pylons stretching over plains, into valleys, and up… Read More ›

Keith Jarrett – Creation

(ECM 472 1225) Arguably the pre-eminent pianist of his generation, Keith Jarrett turned 70 last month and the ECM label has honoured this milestone by releasing not just this CD of solo piano improvisations, but also, under its New Series… Read More ›

Andy Sheppard Quartet

Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, Southampton,UK 30-o4-2015 I had the good fortune to hear saxophonist Andy Sheppard with double bassist Michel Benita, drummer Sebastian Rochford and guitarist Eivind Aarset twice within six days. The first time was in… Read More ›