Reviews

Review of Alan Wakeman: The Octet Broadcasts 1969 and1979

Alan Wakeman: The Octet Broadcasts 1969 and1979

Alan Wakeman

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★★

Gearbox Records have been deep diving and have come up with a sunken treasure – two broadcasts by Alan Wakeman's...

Reviewed by Stuart Nicholson in issue: October/2020

Review of Chiminyo: I am Panda

Chiminyo: I am Panda

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★

Both a percussionist for London jazz trendies Maisha and a Flying Lotus-inspired producer, Chiminyo’s live drums trigger his sampling technology...

Reviewed by Selwyn Harris in issue: October/2020

Review of Charles Tolliver: Connect

Charles Tolliver: Connect

Charles Tolliver

Editor's Choice

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★★

Veteran trumpeter Charles Tolliver came to London in the 1960s as a member of Max Roach's group, but he was...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: September/2020

Review of Buddy Rich Orchestra: Just in Time: The Final Recording

Buddy Rich Orchestra: Just in Time: The Final Recording

Jim Martin | Steve Marcus | Jay Craig | Kevin Richardson | Dana Watson | Greg Gisbert | Rob Amster | Cathy Rich | Chris Bacas | Buddy Rich

Editor's Choice

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★★★

Daughter Cathy Rich’s note reports that this session was recorded at Ronnie Scott’s in 1986 using the Rolling Stones’ mobile...

Reviewed by Peter Vacher in issue: February/2020

Review of Binker Golding: Abstractions Of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers

Binker Golding: Abstractions Of Reality Past & Incredible Feathers

Daniel Casimir | Sam Jones | Binker Golding | Joe Armon-Jones

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★

Saxophonist Golding shows his versatility on an enjoyable set. This is a markedly different proposition to the duos formed with...

Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre in issue: November/2019

Review of Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance

Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance

Alec Dankworth | Cleave Guyton | Andrae Murchison | Abdullah Ibrahim | Lance Bryant | Adam Glasser | Noah Jackson | Marshall McDonald | Will Terrill

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★★

If your back catalogue with Ekaya includes such essential albums as The Mountain and Water From An Ancient Well, then...

Reviewed by Alyn Shipton in issue: August/2019

Review of Dwight Trible: Mothership

Dwight Trible: Mothership

Mark de Clive-Lowe | Dwight Trible | Ramses Rodriguez | John B. Williams | Kamasi Washington

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★★

LA-based vocalist Dwight Trible's career traverses collaborations with Kenny Garrett, Charles Lloyd and Pharoah Sanders on the one hand, J...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: May/2019

Review of Album Interview: Theon Cross: Fyah

Album Interview: Theon Cross: Fyah

Nubya Garcia | Nathaniel Cross | Theon Cross | Tim Doyle | Moses Boyd | Artie Zaitz | Wayne Francis

Editor's Choice

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★★

Having built momentum with EPs, gigs and a gathering media storm, many of London’s new jazz generation are finally making...

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: April/2019

Review of Butcher Brown: Camden Session

Butcher Brown: Camden Session

Marcus Tenney | Devonne Harris | Morgan Burrs | Corey Fonville | Andrew Randazzo

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★

This Richmond, Virginia band play a kind of hushed fusion. Though the inspiration of the likes of Weather Report and...

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: Dec/Jan/2018/2019

Review of Thelonious Monk: Mønk

Thelonious Monk: Mønk

Thelonious Monk | John Ore | Frankie Dunlop | Charlie Rouse

Gearbox

Rating: ★★★

Here's a 42-minute concert set you've never heard before, unless you're a collector circulating Monk bootlegs. One of at least...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: October/2018

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