My favourite Records of 2012

Hmmmm…the time of year for favourites…I’ve chosen a dozen, plus a few. It’s been a great year; not so many records sent for me to review so more what I’ve discovered myself through recommendations – the lifeblood of music discovery – hence this top twelve list!   Donny McCaslin – Casting for Shadows First on […]

My Top Ten of 2011

Thundercat – The Golden Age of Apocalypse Mind blowing debut from Stephen Bruner alias Thundercat. Part of the incredible scene around guys like Flying Lotus and Miguel Atwood Ferguson in LA at the cutting edge of jazz, hip-hop, electronic music, dance music and the avant-garde, The Golden Age of the Apocalypse features layers of melodic […]

Favourite Records of 2009

In no particular order: Lawson/Dodds/Woods – Numbers improv-looping- sensitive- musical-open-beautiful sounds Melvin Gibbs’ Elevated Entity – Ancients Speak making hip-hop vital again-pete cosey playing his head off-melvin laying down the bass-Yoruba chants-intense music Seth Horan – Clang and Chime coming of age music for Seth-lyrical-melodic-grooveladen-beautiful bass Vijay Iyer Trio – Historicity exciting-unique-contemporary jazz-Fibonacci and hip-hop […]