Category Archives: Is That Jazz?
As we roll into 2015 there’s a few of last year’s tunes that continue to hold a spot by the the hi-fi…. February will see all those peeps on a deep jazz tip paying homage to Trane’s iconic ‘A Love … Continue reading
2015 Kicks OFF with Orlando Julius meets The Heliocentrics & Carleen Anderson encounters The Masters… while Gilles P dishes out the Worldwide Awards….
2015 Kicks OFF with Orlando Julius meets The Heliocentrics & Carleen Anderson encounters The Masters… and Gilles Peterson dishes out his Worldwide Awards…. Freedom! resurfaces at The Vortex. OK… first up… HAPPY NEW YEAR! May it be a good one … Continue reading
London town regularly delivers an overwhelming array of LIVE music and the late summer has been exceptional with enlightening and stirring sessions from Collocutor, The Grip and Steve Willamson. Last Monday night I caught the launch of the the Collocutor … Continue reading
KEEP ON KEEPING ON is a poignant trans-generational story that was filmed over a four year period and explores the connection between ageing legendary trumpet player Clark Terry and young blind pianist Justin Kauflin. Produced by Quincy Jones and Paula … Continue reading
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd is the focus of an award-winning new documentary film, Arrows Into Infinity, a collaborative work between Lloyd’s wife, painter and filmmaker, Dorothy Darr; and editor / filmmaker, Jeffery Morse. . If there’s one 60s horn player that … Continue reading
Journey To The One with Nina Miranda & Adriano Adewale took place at the House Of St Barnabas last week and they filled the Chapel with the multi-dimensional sounds of Brasil. The final session of the House Of St Barnabas’ … Continue reading
CARNIVAL WEEKEND: JAZZ RE-FEST II kicks off at The Flyover in Ladbroke Grove. After the success of the 1st JAZZ RE:FEST last year, the Jazz re:freshed crew have answered the call to do it all again this year and the … Continue reading
SunRa100 @ House Of St Barnabas was a challenging and thrilling session that dug into the archives of flautist Rowland Sutherland to revive a set of charts that were written for event which took place back in 1999 and featured … Continue reading
SONNY ROLLINS: IN HIS OWN WORDS was a satirical piece in the New Yorker – see below – that didn’t sit well with the saxophonist/composer, who is 84 in September, looks great, sounds amazing and regards his musical legacy as … Continue reading
Enlightenment – A Re-envisioning of John Coltrane’s Love Supreme touched down on the Southbank on the final day of James Lavelle’s Meltdown. It was a glorious mid-summer’s day, there was rave kicking off on the river bank terrace and Enlightenment … Continue reading