I’ve been checking out Paul Bradshaw’s new blog ancienttofuture and came across this arresting music doc by Danilo Parra of Kalaparusha – an aging jazz man from back in the day – and the recording of his new album, in which he manages to channel John Coltrane to his own surprise. Continue reading The Unknown Story of Kalaparusha
As much as the mention of Futuristica’s Jazz Chronicle’s session in the Guardian’s Guide on Saturday as their ‘Pick of the Week’ was appreciated, they missed out that Manchester’s finest Matthew Halsall was a special guest DJ!
Day 3: Waking up to a beautiful sunny Sunday morning with Big Chill Radio playing Dudley Perkins’ ‘Flowers’ and a full day ahead of awesome music listening pleasure, I almost felt as excited as a teenager – would it last?
Now this is the best compilation of the year, just fantastic in every respect.
You’ll recall Gianmarco Liguori released a rather special album called Stolen Paintings back in 2006 along with the (now well worn) single, ‘Penta’ so it’s a great start to the year with a really new CD called Ancient Flight Text.
Once hailed the UK Queen of Soul, Julie Dexter’s career has some what taken a different direction. Julie Dexter says, “I’m satisfied with where I am considering the fact that I’m not a major artist, I’m not signed to a major label. So as an independent artist I’m satisfied, I don’t think I could have done much better independently on my own, so yeah I’m satisfied.”
Gilles Peterson is on a roll at the moment writing the sleeve notes to Steve Reid’s forthcoming solo album on Domino but before that comes out in October, there’s the double act with Kieran Hebden to come to terms with.
Pure Fire! is a suitable companion to the recent Sunday Afternoon At Dingwall release and it features some of our long time heroes on the scene and some top tunes like the classic ‘See You Later’ and ‘The Blessing Song’
The same names are always cited as the first holy trinity of sax players (Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster). The listing of the second trinity is more disputed, but the first two slots almost always include the same two names: John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter
Our Man on the Coast, Maxwell Chandler takes another look at Eric Dolphy’s masterpiece Out to Lunch to coincide with its reissue — but not before plotting the musical landscape from bop to the new thing