2016 Festive Fifty – 20-11

My second favourite group of 10 CDs from 2016: 20 Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano Heritage (Qwest Records/Membran) Review HERE 19 Birmingham Jazz Orchestra Rough Boundaries (Jacky Naylor) Review HERE 18 Wolfgang Muthspiel Rising Grace (ECM) Review HERE 17 Renato… Read More ›

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 ›

Jazz Migration

Pantin, France 11-16 Last week I attended the showcase concert for the French Jazz Migration scheme at La Dynamo club in the Pantin suburb just outside Paris. The Jazz Migration scheme is a brilliant scheme run by the national organisation… Read More ›