A venue seeped in history and recently renovated, Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club hosted a showcase of Ben Westbeech’s forthcoming album on Brownswood Recordings
Bagunca charters the discography of British-based Brazilian jazz dance band, Sirius B. Marvellous relentless energy and sumptuous grooves delight the listener, charging feet and hips
Journeying through many mini adventures and London happenings, A Tale Of Two Cities opens with ‘The Street Where You Live’. Poetic and thoughtful lyrics setting the mood for the band’s debut album, as Mr Hudson croons, “oh what a tower block feeling.”
Providing entertainment for home listeners, djs or music-makers after a killer or quirky beat or break, Shawn Lee’s Voices and Choices is a goldmine of sounds.
Manifest Tone Vol.1 generates images and feelings that originated in Lagos during the 70s but which have been splendidly re-produced in 21st Century New Jersey.
An enthralling feast of West African music filled the newly developed Roundhouse, with traditional and contemporary styles intertwining from both established and emerging artists.
Being the first Tuesday of the month, the Basement Jazz Sessions returned to Brooks Bar in Shepherd’s Bush, West London, with the host act, WTF joined by the Robert Mitchell Trio
It all began when ‘Midnight Marauders’ leapt out of my radio and into my enthused ears: DJ Fitches’ finely crafted dub-heavy beats topped with Joe Dukie’s silver-tongued vocals all backed by horns & keys supreme.
Beginning with a “merci” Akli D, along with guitarist Malik Kerrouch, strummed the show into life with their electro-acoustic guitars at Pizza on the Park.
Over half a century into a professional piano-playing career, Stan Tracey continues to delight crowds with his masterful talents.
Recorded in 2004 in the Harmonie Club, Bonn as part of the Beethoven Festival, the Emil Viklický Trio have laid down a sumptuous album of piano-led jazz.
A Berber born in Algeria, the songwriter and performer, Akli D compares the world to an ocean of riches of which so far he has only had two cups. From street performer to playing at the London Jazz Festival, we join him on his journey
Celebrating 10 years of existence, the independent music label Barely Breaking Even had an internationally top-quality line up for their party, with respective Kings of hip hop, house and soul – Jazzy Jeff, Dimitri from Paris, Norman Jay & Gilles Peterson.
An archive set from CDR’s Gavin got the venue buzzing, then as Plastic People filled, the session started proper with all the unreleased gems getting dropped
After a hot dusty day at Fruitstock, I headed to the Jazz Cafe for Mark De Clive-Lowe’s Freesoul Sessions, featuring one of Brazil’s finest DJs, DJ Nuts. As we waited outside for Omar’s show to finish we could hear, through the walls Omar belting out “There’s Nothing Like this…” classic modern soul.