Diana Krall This Dream of You Verve I was never that big on Diana Krall albums – they were good, all of them, but I didn’t care which one I heard. I just heard them – in shops where I worked, in preparation for reviewing her shows (saw her twice, very good both times) and […]
Tenderlonious Think Twice (ep) 22a Music / 22a Ed “Tenderlonious” Cawthorne released a killer record last year called Hard Rain and he followed it up with this EP – another oblique Bob Dylan reference… Flautist, saxophonist, bandleader turned label-owner, beatmaker and producer, Tenderlonious has parked his future-jazz 22archestra to the side and now seems more […]
Tenderlonious Hard Rain a22 Ed “Tenderlonious” Cawthorne clearly doesn’t want to be thought of as one thing only, so very soon after the wonderful Shakedown album with his 22archestra he is back with solo effort, Hard Rain.
Elvis Costello and The Roots, Wise Up: Thought – Remixes and Reworks [EP] (2013) Being a big fan of both Elvis Costello and The Roots I was – instantly – a fan of the Wise Up Ghost album, even got a second crack at interviewing Elvis Costello in the accompanying press-rounds (always a treat). So […]
Mark Guiliana My Life Starts Now Beat Music Productions Mark Guiliana has been on my radar since discovering his old band Heernt, a jazzer with huge forward-thrust, a most musical drummer who you just knew, from hearing with Heernt and in backing the likes of Me’Shell Ndegeocello and Dhafer Youssef, collaborating with Brad Mehldau – […]