OK so it’s not just Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Robert Mitchell over the 4 days (there’s actually 100 performances by many different acts) but they were the highlight of the opening day at this high spec venue near Kings Cross.
Continue reading Kings Place Festival – Sept 8-11 [Ayanna Witter-Johnson/Robert Mitchell]
The new album by Robert Mitchell’s Panacea, The Cusp finds the band in expanded and exceptional form; on the cusp of a classic!
Continue reading Robert Mitchell’s Panacea – The Cusp
Solo is Vijay Iyer on Steinway piano playing five orginal pieces and six cover versions of tracks made famous by Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, Steve Coleman and Michael Jackson, this is going to be one of the Jazz album’s of the year!
Continue reading Vijay Iyer – Solo
Omar Puente is a regular on the pages of FLY, but From There To Here is actually his debut album and it couldn’t come soon enough; produced by a certain Fitzgerald Courtney Pine OBE no less.
Continue reading Omar Puente – From There To Here
Kaloom?© follow up the 2004 debut album Sin Fronteras with 13 tracks drenched in Catalan heritage that’s De Otro Color.
Continue reading Kaloom?© – De Otro Color
Kindred Spirits’ Dorian Concept is a late entrant on tonight’s Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards gig at Cargo before jetting off around the globe before the When Planets Explode album launch late next month.
Continue reading Dorian Concept – Dorian Concept Remixes
There’s Me and There’s You is the second Matthew Herbert Big Band album eagerly awaited since 2003′s Goodbye Swingtime; it has been worth the wait?
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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
Sanjiv Ahluwalia believes he can detect the prospect of legend in these recordings associated with west London club the Mau Mau Bar
Continue reading V/A – Jazz re:freshed volume one
Out East, the Vortex swirls jazz goodness around but west London has its own pockets of perfect jazz. Our favourite is Hammersmith’s Basement Jazz Sessions. We caught up with accidental jazz entrepreneur Joel Reeves on the eve of Elan Mehler Quartet’s visit
Continue reading Basement Jazz Sessions – Out of the Lightness, into the Dark
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
Continue reading Basement Jazz Sessions with Robert Mitchell – London (Live Review)
Robert Mitchell and Omar Puente have worked together for sometime now and this album proves there’s a magical connection between the duo
Continue reading Robert Mitchell & Omar Puente – Bridges
Robert Mitchell has written the music, lyrics and poetry for all the nine tracks on this new CD called Trust
Continue reading Robert Mitchell’s Panacea – Trust