Record reviews

Sam Bevan: Emergence

Bassist and composer-arranger Sam Bevan was a mainstay of San Francisco’s Bay Area jazz scene for close to two decades before packing up and relocating to New York in 2016. Fusing familiar post-bop orthodoxy with […]

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Ambrose

Ambrose liked to stand in front of the band at society gigs. That’s about all he did. It was people like Sid Phillips and Tommy McQuater who ran the band for him. AMBROSE: WHEN DAY IS […]

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J.D. Allen

J.D. ALLEN: LOVE STONESavant 2169Review by Andy Hamilton Ballad projects used to be a requirement for tenor saxophonists – one of John Coltrane’s commercially most successful albums was Ballads. J. D. Allen is known as a modernist, but […]

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Aerie Sonic

AERIE: SONIC QFTF Records 041 Fred Grand, 14/12/18 After the unashamedly proggy debut Hatch And Host (Neuklang, 2015), Ingo Hipp’s multi-national ensemble return to the famous Bauer Studio in Ludwigsburg to give their eclectic musical kaleidoscope another […]

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Anders Aarum

ANDERS AARUMSHAKIN’ OUR SOULSAnother Day In Suck City; If I Was A Panda; Where The Wild People Go; The Slenderman Can; The Perks Of Being A Loafer; Master Of Disaster; Tell Me It’s Raining; Una […]

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Avishai Cohen 1970

AVISHAI COHEN 1970 Song of Hope; My Lady; It’s Been So Long; Se’i Yona; Emptiness; For No One; Motherless Child; D’ror Yikra; Move On; Ha’ahava; Vamonos Pa’l Monte; Blinded (45:48) Yael Shapira (cllo, v); Elyasaf […]