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Sonar – Live At Moods – improvising progressive jazz album impresses

Sonar – Live At Moods – improvising progressive jazz album impresses

Ross McGibbon November 15, 2018 0

7D MEDIA        16th November 2018 I’m fond of live albums. They give a band a chance to show its chemistry without the temptation to burnish the rough edges (though some can’t help themselves…). This set

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Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: ‘Adrift’

Sam Leak & Dan Tepfer: ‘Adrift’

Vanguard Online October 29, 2018 0

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Adrift is an extended suite for two pianos. Ten out of ten for hooking me in. This short jazzy piano number is addictive.  At the beginning there are the gentlest of lingering piano notes,

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Caro Emerald / Cambridge

Caro Emerald / Cambridge

Angela Smith October 21, 2018 0

Angela Smith
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 Caro Emerald makes a sold-out return to Cambridge Corn Exchange Almost half way through her twenty-two date UK tour, Caro Emerald once again performs to a sold-out Cambridge Corn Exchange. The Dutch, multi-platinum selling vocalist brings her

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Fabled – ‘Short Stories’ – is a brightly involving debut jazz album

Fabled – ‘Short Stories’ – is a brightly involving debut jazz album

Ross McGibbon September 5, 2018 0

Fabled – Short Stories PICTOR RECORDS 28th September 2018 Fabled is a new London jazz ensemble led by up and coming saxophonist & clarinetist, Sam Rapley. Sam gets around the London scene, working with other artists,

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Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Binker & Moses – “Alive In The East?” – a beast of gut-grabbing vital free-jazz

Ross McGibbon June 20, 2018 0

GEARBOX RECORDS 29th June 2018 For a duo, Binker and Moses have a big band. I should explain: The young jazz duo of Binker Golding (sax) and Moses Boyd (drums) are brilliant as a

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Shob – “Karma Obscur” – funky bass rules the show

Shob – “Karma Obscur” – funky bass rules the show

Ross McGibbon March 28, 2018 0

April 2018 Massive amounts of showboating from French bassist, Shob, makes this album a lot of funky fun. Not that it’s all funky–there are hard rock moments too–but this leans heavily to funky tracks and

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Binker and Moses – Journey To The Mountain Of Forever       ‘fresh, thrilling, direct’

Binker and Moses – Journey To The Mountain Of Forever      ‘fresh, thrilling, direct’

Ross McGibbon June 21, 2017 0

GEARBOX RECORDS – 28 July 2017 This is the freshest, most exciting release in ages. A duo, Binker and Moses play saxophone and drums. That’s it. Simple, clean and thrilling – the communication is

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox, Oakland

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Live From The Fox, Oakland

Ross McGibbon March 8, 2017 0

CONCORD MUSIC GROUP    17TH March, 2017 Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are American jam-band royalty. Derek is the nephew of Butch Trucks, the recently deceased Allman Brothers Band drummer, and played with The Allman

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TaxiWars – “Fever”     is a cool and grooving jazz triumph.

TaxiWars – “Fever”     is a cool and grooving jazz triumph.

Ross McGibbon November 16, 2016 0

UNIVERSAL JAZZ        18/11/2016 A honking horn, a hanging but swinging back-beat and hurried spoken lyrics pushing heavy on the word “fever” – it’s a great beginning for this album that finds the sweet-spot between

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Madeleine Peyroux – Secular Hymns     is intimate and individual

Madeleine Peyroux – Secular Hymns     is intimate and individual

Ross McGibbon November 2, 2016 0

IMPULSE! RECORDS       16th September 2016 On this, her seventh album, twenty years into her career, Madeleine has little to prove. She’s built a career on jazzy singing, delivered with integrity and drawing comparisions with

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