Tord Gustavsen Trio – The Other Side (ECM)

Album review: Tord Gustavsen Trio – The Other Side (ECM)

Transcendent tunes There are a number of ways to achieve inner peace but one of the most enjoyable options is to listen to the trio albums made by pianist Tord… Read more

Binker & Moses – Alive in the East? (Gearbox)

Album review: Binker & Moses – Alive in the East? (Gearbox)

Live and dangerous Binker Golding the Moses Boyd are an unlikely musical partnership. When was the last time you saw a sax player and a drummer making an album on… Read more

Album review: Milk Carton Kids – All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn’t Do (Anti-)

Beautiful harmonies and subversive lyrics In America they put pictures of missing children on milk cartons but Joey Ryan and Kenneth Pattengale are anything but lost, they have been blazing… Read more

Jon Hopkins - Singularity review

Album Review: Jon Hopkins – Singularity (Domino)

Scaling the highs and lows of human emotion You’d not guess from this album that Jon Hopkins trained to be a classical pianist and had the opportunity to follow a… Read more

Michael Wollny Trio live

Album review: Michael Wollny Trio Live – Wartburg (ACT)

There are two broad schools of piano trio music in Europe, one influenced by the Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.) who took Thelonius Monk as inspiration, and the other dominated by… Read more

Album Review: American Utopia (Nonesuch)

Back in 1983 David Byrne sang about Slippery People with Talking Heads, 35 years later those people are still in power but they’re even harder to make sense of. Byrne’s… Read more

Album review: The Breeders – All Nerve (4AD)

Regroup, re-ignite It’s a brick, look a little closer and you’ll see that the cover art is a broken engineering brick. Which is as good a metaphor for this album… Read more

Album review: Keith Jarrett Gary Peacock Jack DeJohnette – After the Fall (ECM)

Back in the saddle Pianist Keith Jarrett is something of a legend among contemporary jazz musicians, his Koln Concerts released in 1975 is still the best selling album in the… Read more

Album review: Thomas Stronen Time is a Blind Guide – Lucus (ECM)

Textural fluctuations It seems to be in the nature of Norwegian musicians to collaborate far and wide. Maybe it’s coming from such a sparsely populated country or perhaps it’s just… Read more