Lolly Allen Coming Home Oa2 If you have any fondness for the era/s that saw Milt Jackson, Cal Tjader, Lionel Hampton, Bobby Hutcherson or even Gary Burton – then a treat is coming your way when you check out Coming Home the second album Lolly Allen has released as a bandleader.
Joel Ross KingMaker Blue Note American jazz vibraphonist Joel Ross is just 23 – that’s worth mentioning, worth thinking about when you hear his debut as a leader; its title might seem an arrogant boast at first, but that’s the role he and his instrument play here – setting it all up for the other players to shine. Ross […]
Art Van Damme Quintet, Keep Going (1971) I had heard the name Art Van Damme and new it to be a cool name, also that he played a very uncool instrument – the accordion. But he did it in a jazz-setting. That was all it took for me to want to hear this. He released a bunch of […]
Bobby Hutcherson has died. The 75 year old vibraphonist, composer, band-leader and legendary jazz sideman had been battling emphysema across the last few years of his life. There’s every chance Bobby Hutcherson has the title as the greatest jazz vibes player – and I discovered him the best way possible: by fluke. As a young, […]