Tag Archives: Jazz

RICHARD WILLIAMS on ‘To Pimp A Butterfly: The Shape Of Jazz To Come?

I DON’T OFTEN RE-BLOG PIECES – and hope Richard doesn’t mind me lifting his piece from thebluemoment.com – but I was vibed-up by these open and thoughtful reflections on two of the most important albums of 2015. Richard is a … Continue reading

Posted in Urban runnings..., Words, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SONNY ROLLINS at Montreux + KYOTOGRAPHIE 015 + KYOTO JAZZ SEXTET

Don’t you just love a good photo? This one comes via Shuya Okino’s instragram and it was taken by one Giussepe Pino at the Montreux Jazz Festival. It immediately had me rummaging through the vinyl for a trio of Sonny … Continue reading

Posted in Is That Jazz?, Urban runnings... | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

BERIMBAU: The Art Of Mestre Lourimbau

The Art Of Mestre Lourimbau is a Soundcloud playlist that my good friend Jody Gillett just turned me onto. She’s poised to jet off to Salvador and Recife for the next chapter in the UK vs Brasil Bass Culture Clash, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Words, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

A few 2014 records that sneaked into the New Year ….

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

Posted in Is That Jazz?, Just Runnings, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

KEEP ON KEEPING ON: The Film

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

Posted in Is That Jazz?, Just Runnings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Charles Lloyd – Arrows Into Infinity

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

Posted in Deep stuff, Is That Jazz? | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

SunRa100 @ House Of St Barnabas

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

Posted in Is That Jazz?, Words, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONNY ROLLINS: IN HIS OWN WORDS – The NY Satire Backfires!

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

Posted in Is That Jazz?, Words, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

JOURNEY TO THE ONE @ The House Of St Barnabas

JOURNEY TO THE ONE @ The House Of St Barnabas is a summer series of “jazz” sessions curated by myself, in the spirit of Straight No Chaser, that aims to musically span the spiritual, the cosmic and the global. First … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff, Is That Jazz?, Just Runnings, Words, Sound & Power | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

BYRON WALLLEN: HOMAGE TO BILAL

BYRON WALLLEN: HOMAGE TO BILAL AT NEXUS at St Georges Bloomsbury. It was another fabulous night at St Georges and Byron, who is one of my favourite musicians of all time, played this deep majestic Gnawa influenced tribute to Bilal … Continue reading

Posted in Deep stuff, Is That Jazz? | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment