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Theo Croker – Escape Velocity

(Okeh Records) Following hot on the heels of strong new music by Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s Stretch Music, Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life and Logan Richardson, and of course the carrying-all-before-him Kamasi Washington, comes yet another reason to feel hugely optimistic about U.S…. Read More ›

April CD releases in brief

Here are paragraphs about some of the music I was listening to this month which I couldn’t devote full reviews to: Bill Evans – Some Other Time (Resonance Records): This previously unreleased double disc, subtitled The Lost Session From The Black… Read More ›

Magos & Limón – Dawn

(Okeh/Casa Limón 88843027322) The opening is striking indeed. A tune we know like the backs of our increasingly liver-spotted hands, but the combination of the smoky vocal delivery of Mexican jazz singer Magos Herrera against the flamenco guitar and handclaps of… Read More ›