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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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Bouche – So Long Solemn

Bouche – So Long Solemn

Ross McGibbon April 17, 2016 0

15/4/16 I paid little attention to the content of these songs; I was simply washed away by the delivery and wonderful textures. Slowed to a hesitant slow-step, these jazz-inflected bluesy ballads moved at glacial

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Whiplash – Original Soundtrack

Whiplash – Original Soundtrack

Ross McGibbon February 16, 2016 0

USM   19th Feb 2016 Drawn from an indie film, this is a drum-heavy creation – and extremely cool. The story of a student jazz drummer, the whole set is jazz, often big-band jazz, with

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ECM records comes to Cork for one off festival in honour of prestigious label.

ECM records comes to Cork for one off festival in honour of prestigious label.

Ryan Price November 26, 2015 0

One of the worlds most prestigious and highly-regarded record labels comes to Cork this weekend, in a celebration of a genre of music that is steeped in glorious history across the landscape of the

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