Based in Edinburgh, it’s about time that the Hidden Orchestra revelled themselves and their debut album is certainly a revelation that’s already caught the attention music insiders; another big album from the terrific Tru-Thoughts label.
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When worlds collide sometimes you get something unusually magical. And guess what? Saiyuki is such magic.
Continue reading Nguyen Le – Saiyuki
There debut album was Mercury-nominated so for a jazz band’s follow-up, Isla has been getting much attention for your more popular press; and even better than that, it’s fantastic!
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Tim’s Lighthouse Trio is augmented by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on Libra where jazz meets classical and classical meets jazz
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Big acts. Big venue. Big crowds. Big fun. Big love. Really Big Chill could not have been much better this year. Hectic does the leg work with his two part review
Continue reading Big Chill – Eastnor, Herefordshire, 1 – 3 August ’08 (Review Part 1)
Rumour has it that Gilles Peterson was very keen on signing the Portico Quartet to his label and it’s easy to see why on the strength of their debut album.
Continue reading Portico Quartet – Knee-Deep In The North Sea
It’s that time of year again when we celebrate the great John Peel and this year, it’s off to Poole to see the brilliant punk-jazz of Electric Ladyland
Continue reading Acoustic Ladyland / John Peel Day – Poole, Dorset