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Alex Hitchcock – EP preview – “Outside In”

Due out on 22nd November as a self-released EP with a stellar line-up, Alex Hitchcock’s “Outside In” should have been a full length album and not just a 4-track EP, but...

Ashley Henry’s “Beautiful Vinyl Hunter” album review

“Beautiful Vinyl Hunter” (Sony Music) is out on Friday this week (Sept 06th) and it is, in short, an amazing amalgam of jazz drawing from many influences, beats, hip hop,...

Ronnie Scott’s “the Old Place”- A Pop-up special @ Gerry’s Club

A Pop-up special @ Gerry’s Club (52 Dean Street, London) The music of Tubby Hayes and Ronnie Scott – a brilliant celebration of the Jazz Couriers On a very hot summer...

Quentin Collins, Road Warrior | CD Review

“Road Warrior” met my CD player just over a week ago and it was love at first sight. I don’t do fluffy talk, I look for imagination and the creative behind every work of art...

The Best Summer 2019 releases as selected by Erminia Yardley

This Summer has been an interesting one, not just for the beautiful weather, albeit at times too hot for us in London (but, hey, I am not complaining), but also for the fact that...

Interview – A True Poet – Khemist

In my journey as a writer and particularly as a music writer, I have come across a lot of artists. One of the ones that have struck a chord with me for various reasons (social...

Jean Toussaint Sextet Gig review by Erminia Yardley

Last month saw me propping up the bar at  Ronnie Scott’s the Best gig of the month! Jean Toussaint and his Sextet played to a sold-out crowd which welcomed the band with...

Alex Hitchcock Quintet | All Good Things | CD Review

We are halfway through 2019, so much has happened so far. Out of the album releases that have come my way, one to get and listen over and over is “All Good Things” by the Alex...

Stablefolk – Already leaving indelible marks on the local jazz scene

A few weeks ago, I popped to Kansas Smitty’s Bar in Broadway Market in London to watch a very interesting and newly formed band, pianist James Pettinger’s...

Jazz 625 for one night only

Picture the scene: on the television set a few days ago, the screen showed a stage with a band of musicians all smartly dressed, each one of them ready to play, there was a slight...

Interview – Gearbox Records – The Cutting Edge of Vinyl

Blue skies and a gentle warm sun adorn my walk to the offices and studios of Gearbox Records, just a 20 minutes walk from King’s Cross Station. The London label’s location has...