Joe Farnsworth Time To Swing Smoke Sessions Records Joe Farnsworth is a classy, understated drummer; master of straight-ahead jazz. Bop, balladry and all points between. He’s your guy. And he’s been on the scene for years now – as mostly a sideman. He has this great story too of having his head blown – didn’t […]
Eddie Henderson Shuffle And Deal Smoke Sessions Records The redoubtable trumpeter and flugelhornist Eddie Henderson is 80. And he celebrates in fine style with his knock-it-out-of-the-park session featuring an all-killer line-up that includes the great Kenny Barron on piano and Mike Clark on drums along with Gerald Cannon on bass and alto-sax wiz Donald Harrison.
Kenny Barron / Dave Holland Trio Featuring Jonathan Blake Without Deception Dare2 Records No deception here whatsoever – it’s there in the title/s – three players absolutely giving their all making this a fantastic recording. Both Barron (piano) and Holland (bass) are masters of their respective crafts, both great band leaders too and living legends; […]
Ben Riley has died. He was 84. So, a good innings – sure. He was one of my favourite drummers. He is one of my favourite drummers. His playing – of course – lives on. So strong, so subtle, so supple, understated – and yet he was always right there, riding hard on the cymbal […]