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CD review: Kairos 4tet

Everything We Hold (Naim naimcd191) Saxophonist Adam Waldmann has always written strongly melodic tunes that have suggested a vocal line, and in fact he and his MOBO Best Jazz Act-winning band have occasionally incorporated vocals into their music before. But… Read More ›

CD review: Sam Crowe Group

Towards The Centre Of Everything (Whirlwind Recordings WR4632) There is a book review in today’s Guardian which is headlined “How pop culture sold out”. In it John Harris asks: “Why do music and TV no longer challenge the establishment?” If… Read More ›

CD review: Kairos 4tet

Statement of Intent (Edition Records) From the first soprano saxophone-stated bustling melody with a Middle Eastern tinge, into the beautifully articulated double bass solo and on to the determinedly building piano solo that opens this disc – it’s the title… Read More ›