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Jazz

Our ten favourite Modern British Jazz albums

Jazz is timeless. Jazz is borderless. However, there are movements within Jazz that can certainly be categorised, and not just historically, but in the here and now. One of these… Read more

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Music for your speakers: Oliver Nelson – The Blues and the Abstract Truth

This 1961 recording is one of my all-time favourite jazz albums and the opening track, ‘Stolen Moments’, is one of my favourite tracks. The Blues and the Abstract Truth was… Read more

Jazz at the pawnshop

Arne Domnérus & Friends – Jazz at the Pawnshop

These are probably the most famous audiophile live jazz recordings every made. The music was recorded in a small jazz club in Gamla Stan in Stockholm named Jazzpuben Stampen, after… Read more

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Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit

Now everyone loves Gregory Porter. Liquid Spirit is his third album, and his first on the prestigious Blue Note label. I bought his debut album, ‘Water’, on the Motema Music… Read more

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

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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

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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