Ten albums from 2017

Let’s get straight to the point, Rapsody made the record of 2017, fulfilling the promise of previous albums and especially those incredible guest appearances with such as Kendrick Lamar with a brilliant hip-hop album – vital and enjoyable from start to finish. Lyrically, and in terms of delivery, Rapsody holds her own with anybody. What […]

16 albums from 2016

2016 was a challenging year, but a great year for music. I’ll choose 16 albums for you that rocked my world and some other highlights too. Feel free to comment with your choices… Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book Full of light and life, this was a record of joy and optimism, combining hip-hop and […]

The Waitrose Kings Cross Sessions

It’s an unusual but in many ways perfect spot to play live music. Playing in a supermarket bar reaches so many people and I’ve been passionate for a long time to take jazz and Black American Music to a wider audience. We need to reach beyond those who regard themselves as jazz fans. The gigs […]

Favourite Records of 2015

These lists are always hugely subjective but these are new sounds I’ve loved listening to this year – and if you know what I like – there might be something for you to check out too! Probably not everything though; this is a diverse list! The order I’ve chosen is a little spurious -just how […]

March – April London Coffee News

Openings: Kaffeine Eastcastle – Kaffiene – the doyen of cafe hospitality open their second location – Jared has a new kitchen too! Notes Kings Cross – Kings Cross very much a coffee destination – this bar/cafe with mezzanine also serves a fountained square – wine, beer, food and superb Notes Roastery coffee SL28 cafe serving three rotating […]