When I first heard about this one, I admit that I was a little excited and the combination of Lloyd Miller and The Heliocentrics is just that, excitement.
Saxophonist Nat Birchall’s excellent new album follows a similar path, both in style and execution, to Matthew Halsall’s Colours Yes . Not a surprise as Halsall both co-produces and plays on this album which is on his label Gondwana
Coming outta Ottawa, Canada, this group is the modern embodiment of soul-jazz Afro funk and I’m a little guilty that we haven’t given them as much credit as they deserve in the past; lets put that to rights with their new album Rising Sun!
With a live show at Cargo on the 19th November, it’s time we had some love from the magnificent Build An Ark; yes – yes!
With the press full of Michael Caine this weekend, there’s no better single to look at than Jah Wobble’s latest, the cover version of ‘Get Carter’.
You can’t really give Carlos Nino too much praise as he’s gone and done it again with a little help from some of his closest friends, it’ll make you feel mighty high indeed!
Have you ever asked yourself what song you’d like to be played at your funeral? Or, more powerful still, what song you’d most like to hear just before you die? Here is a chance to get some ideas from the guys at Get Physical first the first Final Song.
If you thought John Coltrane was only about A Love Supreme, think again as here are five other reason why he is regarded as the one and only true spirit of jazz.
What a dream! If your on a trip across America making a film about independent record shops, why not take it one step further and compile a book on the subject with the bonus of some essays and interviews before the digital age of mp3s takes over total control of how we buy and listen to music? That’s what Emma Pettit did and Old Rare New is the comprehensive book to proove it.
Hectic chats with living legend Eddie Henderson about Miles, medicine and the Messengers
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’
Artful rockers Mercury Rev show their eclectic tastes off in the latest in the Back To Mine mix CD series
As interest in spiritual jazz is as strong as ever, what an inspired choice Heavenly Sweetness have made for their debut 12″ release.
A crucial component to the development of jazz music in the 60s and 70s, Impulse! Records were responsible for a series of ground breaking free jazz releases that consistently lived up to the label motto of “The New Wave In Jazz”