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Words and pictures by Garry Corbett Arena Theatre, Wolverhampton UK 23-04-2016 All but one of the compositions played by the trio known as Malija at the Arena came from their only album to date The Day I Had Everything. That… Read More ›

Phronesis – Parallax

(Edition Records) This is the sixth album from the Anglo-Scandinavian trio of double bassist Jasper Høiby, pianist Ivo Neame and drummer Anton Eger (well, very nearly – Eger’s place was taken by Mark Guiliana on one of them; the pianist… Read More ›


CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 29-01-2016 The first Jazzlines gig of 2016 augurs well for a strong year: three exceptionally fine musicians familiar to British jazz fans but in a fresh context. Malija is Mark Lockheart (tenor and soprano saxophones), Liam… Read More ›


Birmingham Town Hall 31-05-2014 I went to see the comedian Stewart Lee earlier this year. What I found so fascinating about his performance was that not only did it fulfil all the criteria of a superb evening of comedy, but… Read More ›

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: Marius Neset

Birds (Edition Records EDN1040) It’s 25 March and the CD that could still stand on 31 December as the most impressive jazz release of 2013 is available for purchase. Yippee! And should you have any doubts, I’d listen to the… Read More ›

Concert review: Phronesis

mac, Birmingham UK 15-05-2012 It’s an endless source of fascination to me how the classical jazz trio of piano, bass and drums has changed down the years and how freshness and innovation can still be found in this well-worn format…. Read More ›

CD review: Phronesis

Walking Dark (Edition Records EDN1031) At the start of the opening title track of this fourth disc from the Anglo-Scandinavian piano trio, there is a moment when, so fidgety are Jasper Hoiby’s double bass and Anton Eger’s that I thought… Read More ›