hare and hounds

Takuya Kuroda

Hare & Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham UK 29-10-2014 The aptly titled Rising Son from the debut Blue Note recording by Takuya Kuroda kicked off a rapturously received short set from the young trumpeter and his talented quintet, during which they played… Read More ›

Partisans – Swamp

(Whirlwind Recordings WR4657) Excellent as the albums are that saxophonist/clarinettist Julian Siegel and guitarist Phil Robson make individually, there is the sense that they feel under more pressure to deliver on those ones. When they get together with electric bassist… Read More ›

Polar Bear & Gonimoblast

Hare And Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham UK 27-03-2014 The room was rammed and the expectations high for this first Birmingham gig in a number of years from Sebastian Rochford’s quintet. And it’s on the back of the first new album… Read More ›


Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham UK 30-1-2014 Troyka play an intense hybrid of funk-strewn jazz rock with a bluesy edge and a hefty dose of electronica. On Thursday night they returned to the Hare exactly a year to the… Read More ›