Reviews

Review of Joe Stilgoe: Stilgoe in the Shed

Joe Stilgoe: Stilgoe in the Shed

Joe Stilgoe

Silva Screen Records

Rating: ★★★★

Stilgoe in the Shed, the UK vocalist, pianist and songwriter's eighth album, recreates the series of daily online shows which...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: December/2020

Review of Michael Garrick Septet ft. Joe Harriott: …At Short Notice

Michael Garrick Septet ft. Joe Harriott: …At Short Notice

Michael Garrick

Jazz In Britain

Rating: ★★★★

As the classic 1950s and 60s jazz recordings slip into the public domain, more and more labels fall over themselves...

Reviewed by Kevin Whitlock in issue: December/2020

Review of Tom Guarna: Spirit Science

Tom Guarna: Spirit Science

Destiny Records

Rating: ★★★

Guarna shows himself to be an assertive, versatile jazz guitarist as well as dynamic composer-leader of a hip, top-tier NYC...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: December/2020

Review of Tenderlonious: Ragas From Lahore Improvisations with Jaubi

Tenderlonious: Ragas From Lahore Improvisations with Jaubi

Tenderlonious

22A

Rating: ★★★★

If ever proof were needed that flautist, saxophonist, producer, label boss and Gurkha's son Ed ‘Tenderlonious’ Cawthorne is one of...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: December/2020

Review of Benjamin Koppel/ Kenny Werner/ Scott Colley/Jack DeJohnette: The Art of the Quartet

Benjamin Koppel/ Kenny Werner/ Scott Colley/Jack DeJohnette: The Art of the Quartet

Benjamin Koppel

Unit

Rating: ★★★★

One of the finest alto saxophonists in jazz, the pan-stylistic Benjamin Koppelhas, since the turn of the millennium, steadily risen...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: December/2020

Review of Dino Saluzzi: Albores

Dino Saluzzi: Albores

Dino Saluzzi

ECM

Rating: ★★★★

The great Argentinean composer and bandoneon player Dino Saluzzi has been releasing on ECM since 1982, latterly framing his fluid,...

Reviewed by Jane Cornwell in issue: December/2020

Review of EYOT: 557799

EYOT: 557799

Dejan Ilijic

Ropeadope

Rating: ★★★

It's fitting that Pete Judge guests on the opening ‘Dodola’ because EYOT share some of Get The Blessing's forward-charging energy...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: December/2020

Review of Andrea Keller: Journey Home

Andrea Keller: Journey Home

Andrea Keller

Self-release

Rating: ★★★

Andrea's Keller's new album Journey Home, her third album release of 2020, comprises the soundtrack to the film of the...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: December/2020

Review of Various Artists: Soho Scene ’66, ’67: Jazz Goes Mod

Various Artists: Soho Scene ’66, ’67: Jazz Goes Mod

Tubby Hayes

Rhythm and Blues Records

Rating: ★★★★

For this latest 4CD sound- picture Rhythm and Blues Records has again found some gems from unlikely sources, and included...

Reviewed by Peter Vacher in issue: December/2020

Review of Tarus Mateen: Black Solo Sonnets

Tarus Mateen: Black Solo Sonnets

Self-release

Rating: ★★★

Crudely recorded with unremoved background noise over a four year period on some dodgy pianos (bass came later) while on...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: December/2020

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