Review of Hugh Masakela: The Lasting Impression Of Hugh Masakela

Hugh Masakela: The Lasting Impression Of Hugh Masakela

Harold Dotson | Henry Jenkins | Hugh Masakela | Larry Willis

With the death of Hugh Masakela in January, we lost a genuine original and a true pioneer who helped to...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: April/2018

Review of Joe Morris: Shock Axis

Joe Morris: Shock Axis

Chris Cretella | Dave Parmelee | Joe Morris

Relative Pitch

Rating: ★★

Sometimes too much is, well, just a little too much. East Coast veteran Joe Morris has made a name for...

Reviewed by Daniel Spicer in issue: October/2016

Review of Sarah Jane Morris/Antonio Forcione: Compared To What

Sarah Jane Morris/Antonio Forcione: Compared To What

Antonio Forcione | Sarah Jane Morris

Fallen Angel

Rating: ★★★★

While there are a number of impressive, adroitly reworked cover versions on this fabulous album from vocalist Sarah Jane Morris...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: November/2016

Review of Joe Morris/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Joe Morris/William Parker/Gerald Cleaver: Altitude

Gerald Cleaver | Joe Morris | William Parker

AUM Fidelity

Rating: ★★★

As Morris says in his sleeve notes, the accent is on ‘the long form.’ With each of the opening two...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: September/2012

Review of Audrey Morris: Bistro Ballads/The Voice of Audrey Morris

Audrey Morris: Bistro Ballads/The Voice of Audrey Morris

Fresh Sound

Rating: ★★★

With a fine voice, pure pitching and perfect enunciation, Morris (pictured below) was a singer who deserves to be better...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: September/2016

Review of Tony Allen/Hugh Masekela: Rejoice

Tony Allen/Hugh Masekela: Rejoice

Elliot Galvin | Hugh Masekela | Joe Armon-Jones | Lekan Babalola | Lewis Wright | Mutale Chashi | Steve Williamson | Tom Herbert | Tony Allen

World Circuit

Rating: ★★★★

In which two giants from the Motherland meet on earth, then reconvene remotely. Tony Allen: kit drummer and co-creator of...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: May/2020

Review of Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Tyshawn Sorey And Special Guest Hugh Ragin

Roscoe Mitchell: Duets With Tyshawn Sorey And Special Guest Hugh Ragin

Hugh Ragin | Roscoe Mitchell | Tyshawn Sorey

Wide Hive

Rating: ★★★★

Duet implies a meeting of two musicians, but one should see the term here in widescreen, given the fact that...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: June/2013

Review of Joe Morris: Colorfield

Joe Morris: Colorfield

Jamire Williams | Michael Janisch | Romain Pilon | Walter Smith lll

Whirlwind Records

Rating: ★★★★

Joe Morris has been name checked alongside Sonny Sharrock as one of America's leading guitar improvisers. His latest recording (this...

Reviewed by Edwin Pouncey in issue: February/2014

Review of Hugh Masekela: ‘66-’76

Hugh Masekela: ‘66-’76

Al Abreu | Al Foster | Arthur Adams | Caiphus Semenya | Charlie Smalls | Chuck Carter | Dudu Pukwana | Henry Franklin | Hugh Masekela | Joe Sample

Editor's Choice

Wrasse Records

Rating: ★★★★

The great Bra Hugh might be playing trumpet and flugelhorn in the sky but his legacy lives on – and...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: July/2018

Review of Hugh Masekela: Sixty/Black To The Future/Notes Of Life

Hugh Masekela: Sixty/Black To The Future/Notes Of Life

Don Laka | Fana Zulu | Hugh Masekela

Retroworld/Float

Rating: ★★

South African trumpeter-vocalist Masekela recorded this trio of albums in a four-year period in the mid-1990s in what seemed like...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: Dec/Jan/2017/2018

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