Speak Low

Review and pictures by Brian Homer The mac, Birmingham UK 09-11-2016 Strange Fruit is very hard song to do because of getting the tone of it right and because Billie Holiday did such definitive versions of it. So not many… Read More ›

Food plus Percy Pursglove

Review and pictures by John Watson Hexagon Theatre, mac, Birmingham, UK 02-12-2015 The content of Food has shrunk from time to time over the years… but the quality has always been maintained, and even improved. Food, with UK saxophonist Iain Ballamy… Read More ›

Food – This Is Not A Miracle

(ECM) The Anglo-Norwegian duo of saxophonist Iain Ballamy and drummer Thomas Strønen is joined here by Austrian guitarist Christian Fennesz. Food’s style of atmospheric, electronics-drenched music has had some consistency ever since the band was a quartet with trumpeter Arve Henriksen… Read More ›

Amok Amor & Andrew Woodhead

mac Hexagon, Birmingham UK 17-11-2015 This was the second of four events that Cheltenham Jazz Festival and Jazzlines programmes advisor Tony Dudley-Evans is currently presenting off his own bat (as TDE Promotions) along with Fizzle, the fortnightly Lamp Tavern series. It’s a… Read More ›