Here is a feature piece I wrote for The Birmingham Post – it was in their edition of 16-22 March: Composer and band-leader Sid Peacock is presenting the first of a new kind of arts festival. It’s called Surge In… Read More ›
Welcome to 2017 and to a farewell of sorts – not so much a goodbye as an au revoir. I’ll be keeping this site going as an occasional pop-up for personal reflections and the odd jazz review (as well as its… Read More ›
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 ›
Here are my third favourite 10 CDs from 2016: 30 Yellowjackets Cohearence (Mack Avenue) Review HERE 29 Yelena Eckemoff Quartet Leaving Everything Behind (L&H Production) Review HERE 28 Donny McCaslin Beyond Now (Motema) Review HERE 27 Ingrid & Christine Jensen… Read More ›
He digs, ya dig? And we’re not talking just jazz here. Who is Garry Corbett’s latest Stolen Moments subject? Find out HERE.