(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 ›
Here are my top five recommendations (plus one) for this month: Ben Lee Quintet – young Conservatoire-grad guitarist with a band which comprises altoist Chris Young, trombonist Richard Foote, Dave Ferris on organ and Euan Palmer on drums. Ben’s original compositions… Read More ›
John Watson caught double bassist Jasper Høiby in his lens just before the lights went out for Phronesis’s sound without sight performance, Pitch Black, in the Parabola Theatre at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival last night. The festival continues today until… Read More ›
The 2015 Cheltenham Jazz Festival (29 April to 4 May) programme has gone up online today. An initial glance at their website and I thought there had been some mistake: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Rumer, Wilko Johnson, Caro Emerald… My computer… Read More ›
Peter Edwards Zara McFarlane Phronesis Jason Rebello Andreas Varady The winners in each category – MOBO categories range from Grime to Gospel – will be announced at a ceremony in London on 22 October. In the meantime, get voting here.
Two fine groups compete for our attendance this evening. In Birmingham the jazz trio Phronesis plays in Birmingham Town Hall while in Wolverhampton the jazz meets nu-soul outfit Slowly Rolling Camera is at the Arena Theatre. Phronesis has the piano, double… Read More ›