Favourite Records of 2014

Olcay Bayir – Neva/Harmony Let me begin with a record you might not know, as that is surely the point of these posts. Olcay’s debut album is an exquisite sonic journey through Anatolia. Sonically vibrant, this atmospheric record transports you. I have met Olcay on the London music scene and have always found her voice […]

Favourite Albums of 2010

In no particular order: Matt Stevens – Ghost Genius looped instrumental guitar tunes with intensity and humanity Vijay Iyer – Solo Quite brilliant. Completely absorbing individual music. Like no solo jazz piano you ever heard before. Steve Lawson and Trip Wamsley – Slow Food Two great musicians improvising beautifully. They both happen to play bass […]

Favourite Albums

Hmmmm….I initially went for 20, this expanded to 30 and then I culled it dramatically and painfully to 20 again. These are not necessarily the ‘best’ albums – though I think they might be: they are the albums which mean the most to me. Some of my hugest influences are omitted as I can’t think […]