At least there’s one day a year when your local independent record store makes the news as Record Store Day returns with lots of special releases on vinyl to collect; and much more too!
Continue reading Record Store Day with Jonny Trunk & Gilles Peterson (16th April 2011)
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?
Continue reading Big Chill Festival 2010 – Sunday 08.08.10
We’ve had a bit of a rush of jazz vocalists of late but here’s something a bit different that is taking some well known popular songs out of their comfort zone.
Continue reading Rigmor Gustafasson / radio.string.quartet.vienna – Calling You
You’ll have heard ‘Goodbye Dancing Hello God’ on Gilles Peterson’s show a while back in its magnificent synth and string Big Chill-ness; bar-do, ba do ahh! But what’s the rest of the album like?
Continue reading Lars Bartkuhn – The New Continent
The power three has always had a special place in jazz and Robert Mitchell’s 3iO team proves the point on this new album, The Greater Good.
Continue reading Robert Mitchell 3iO – The Greater Good
Hot on the heals of their appearance at Death Jazz, the debut album from a trio plucked out of Soil & “PIMP” Sessions is a maestro performance to the power of three.
Continue reading J.A.M – Just A Maestro
Life sometimes throws unexpected, often spontaneous moments of beauty, which reach deep into the person. That this is unrehearsed, unanticipated, without pretence or prejudice makes it all the better
Continue reading Jose James – Jazz Cafe (Live Review)
Keeping it real jazz for folks who feel jazz. Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood label goes out west to track down the legend of Jose James
Continue reading Jose James – The Dreamer
Silencing the oh-so-chatty Cargo crowd José James & Andreya Triana sang spectacularly for this Brownswood Sessions special with Gilles Peterson and Karen P expertly providing the DJ interludes
Continue reading Jose James & Andreya Triana – Brownswood Sessions at Cargo (Live Review)
Death jazz gets funked up with the new album from the ultra-stimulating figureheads of the Japanese jazz scene
Continue reading Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – Pimpoint
You wait ages for a compilation from this man and then three come all at once
Continue reading V/A – Brownswood Bubblers