Content tagged with 'jazz'

Graham Hi-Fi Recommends Woman Child

Music for your speakers: Cecile McLorin Salvant – WomanChild

This wonderful new album was released a few months ago. I know. I know. We only review albums that are at least fifteen years old. Well all I can say… Read more

Steve Lehman

Album review: Steve Lehman – Dialect Fluorescent (Pi)

You can barely get through a review of Steve Lehman’s work without bumping up against the word “angular.” Hairpin turns made by the saxophonist’s horn, along with the pressurized kinetics of his… Read more

John-Coltrane--Blue-Train

Classic Recordings: John Coltrane – Blue Train

John Coltrane – Blue Train Blue Note (Vinyl) By Paul Rigby John Coltrane was an innovator and, like any innovator, he clashed with the traditional ear. Some critics enjoyed his… Read more

John Scofield Cover

Album review: John Scofield – A Moment’s Peace (Universal)

As soon as you hear that one of your favourite fiery improvisers has made a disc that spotlights the mellow side of things, the fretting begins. Will it be too… Read more

Samuel Yirga (Photography: York Tillyer)

Prodigy Ethiopian pianist debuts material with Society of Sound

Samuel Yirga is a young pianist from Addis Ababa, introduced to Real World and Bowers & Wilkins’ Society of Sound through his involvement with the band Dub Colossus. He has… Read more

Looking for Trouble: The Apples hit Society of Sound

Looking for Trouble: The Apples hit Society of Sound

Probably the best party band in the world, Israel’s hugely funky nine-piece, The Apples, provide this month’s Society of  Sound album. Armed with two saxophones, trumpet, trombone, drums, bass and,… Read more