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Disc of the day: 18-06-09

Various: Now’s The Time II (Babel) There’s been debate recently aired on this site and others concerning the J-word. Some musicians and writers feel jazz is no good to describe what they are doing now. Well, in the liner notes… Read More ›

CD reviews: 24-11-08

Arild Andersen, Paolo Vinaccia, Tommy Smith: Live At Belleville (ECM) **** The majority of this live disc comprises Norwegian bassist Andersen’s Independency suite written to mark the centenary of Norway’s liberation from union with Sweden. In Birmingham we were lucky… Read More ›