Reviews

CD Review | Ben Webster meets Piet Noordijk – Johnny Come Lately

The famous tenor saxophonist Ben Webster died on September 20, 1973 in Amsterdam. The American lived the latter part of his life in Netherlands and Denmark. There is now a live cd...

CD Review – Nina Baun

‘Human’ “What I’m doing is organic and in constant development, and I do not let my compositions be limited by fixed types of music.’’ Nina Baun Straight from the...

Concert Review | The Hot Sardines – Ronnie Scott’s

By: Erminia Yardley | Photo’s Carl Hyde The Hot Sardines played Ronnie Scott’s last week with one debut show comprising of two shows (one at 7.30pm and the other at...

Exclusive preview | Daniel Bennett Group, Sinking Houseboat Confusion.

Daniel Bennett is a saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist who, with his group, The Daniel Bennett Group, has made solid inroads to music in both his native New York State and...

CD Review | Elliot Galvin Trio, Punch

Elliot Galvin was compared to Django Bates in The Guardian – with a sense of English humour, great improv chops and strong character as player and composer. I disagree. On this...

CD Review | Magnus Thuelund “First Song”

It would seem a trend at the moment for horn players to produce trio albums without a chordal instrument (piano or guitar etc) and Magnus Thuelund’s new trio release...

CD Review | Mac Gollehon & The Hispanic Mechanics

Mac Gollehon was born in North Carolina and played blues guitar until around aged 10 his father, the trumpet player Joe Gollehon , got him playing a trumpet. At 13, Mac met...

CD Review | Simona Parrinello – Con Alma

This life is full of surprises, some good, some not so good. Simona Parrinello’s début release “Con Alma (Dot Time Records DT9049) falls into the first category....

Cd Review | Avishai Cohen – ‘Into the Silence

European tour of trumpeter Avishai Cohen Beautiful tribute to late father on cd ‘Into the Silence’ Tragedy and drama are often a good breeding ground for artistic top...

EP Review | Skylark – Kitty La roar (Featuring Nick Shankland)

This EP of 4 songs from Kitty La Roar and Nick Shankland opens with ‘Skylark’, the 1941 song with lyrics by Johnny Mercer and music by Hoagy Carmichael. Considering the...

CD Review | Maciek Pysz “A Journey”

Maciek Pysz is an artist that has been on my radar form some time now. Originally from Poland Maciek moved to London in 2003 and quickly established himself as one of the rising...