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Phil Robson Organ Trio

Review and Picture by Garry Corbett Birmingham Jazz The Red Lion, Hockley, Birmingham UK 05-06-2015 At the end of the trio’s opening number Phil Robson gave us a little insight into the glamorous world of the itinerant jazz musician. His… Read More ›

CD review: Paul Booth

Trilateral (Pathway Records PBCD0103) The number three was looming large for saxophonist Paul Booth. Not only was he turning 33 years old, he wanted to explore working in a trio, and then that developed into a trio of trios, and… Read More ›

Examples Of Twelves

Things Will Be (Impossible Ark Recordings IALP12) Review by JJ Wheeler  First off, I must mention that this album immediately falls into the ‘hip’ category, not least because of its personnel of distinctive, almost “underground” London-based musicians, but also because… Read More ›

CD review: Ma

The Last (Loop Records Loop 1014) This quartet is made up of leader and saxophonist Tom Challenger, drummer Dave Smith, organist Ross Stanley and electronic manipulator Matt Calvert. While the band and Challenger’s writing shares that rock/trance/industrial trend that many young… Read More ›

The week ahead in gigs

The Delaware-born pianist Matthew Shipp has ploughed an original and probably sometimes lonely furrow from the start. He is one of those highly original jazz musicians who seems to have arrived on the scene with a fully formed style of… Read More ›

Organs and flamenco

First a reminder that this early evening’s Free Jazz session in Birmingham’s Symphony Hall foyer bar will not be Jim Mullen’s Organ Trio. But the good news for lovers of jazz organ is that that instrument will still feature. The… Read More ›