Reviews

Review of Judith and Dave O’Higgins: His ‘n’ Hers

Judith and Dave O’Higgins: His ‘n’ Hers

Judith O’Higgins

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Recorded just two days before lockdown, His ‘n’ Hers finds Mr and Mrs O’Higgins cutting this set in inspired response...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: November/2020

Review of Rob Barron Trio: From This Moment On

Rob Barron Trio: From This Moment On

Rob Barron

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

I missed out on Barron's debut album What's In Store (reviewed in Jazzwise 214) done with the same rhythm-section plus...

Reviewed by Brian Priestley in issue: November/2020

Review of Meraki

Meraki

Jonathan Silk | Jacky Naylor | Nick Jurd

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Meraki are a new trio formed in Birmingham and led by pianist Jacky Naylor (winner of the prestigious Dankworth Prize...

Reviewed by Thomas Rees in issue: August/2020

Review of James Copus: Dusk

James Copus: Dusk

Tom Cawley | James Copus | Jason Brown | Conor Chaplin

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

As will be apparent elsewhere in these pages, young trumpeter Copus is currently making a name for himself, hitherto with...

Reviewed by Peter Vacher in issue: August/2020

Review of Joe Downard: Seven Japanese Tales

Joe Downard: Seven Japanese Tales

Rupert Cox | Alex Hitchcock | James Copus | Will Barry | Joe Downard | Felix Ambach

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

This impressive debut from UK bassist -producer Joe Downard offers musical counterparts to seven short stories by Japanese author Jun'ichir...

Reviewed by Thomas Rees in issue: July/2020

Review of Mezcla: Shoot the Moon

Mezcla: Shoot the Moon

David Bowden | Alan Benzie | Steve Forman | Michael Butcher | Joshua Elcock | Ben MacDonald | Stephen Henderson

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Former BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year David Bowden also plays bass on the limpidly beautiful, locally nostalgic folk-jazz...

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: May/2020

Review of Noemi Nuti: Venus Eye

Noemi Nuti: Venus Eye

Chris Eldred | Noemi Nuti | Gareth Lockrane | Emiliano Caroselli | Tom Herbert

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

This follow-up to her acclaimed 2015 debut on Ubuntu, Nice to Meet You, sees vocalist, instrumentalist and composer Noemi Nuti...

Reviewed by Peter Quinn in issue: April/2020

Review of Paul Booth: Travel Sketches

Paul Booth: Travel Sketches

Paul Booth | Steve Hamilton | Andrew Bain | Dave Whitford

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Urbane, relaxed, yet bristling with intent, Travel Sketches is all you'd expect from a Booth release: immaculate playing, a feel...

Reviewed by Andy Robson in issue: Dec/Jan/2019/2020

Review of Rob Cope: Gods of Apollo

Rob Cope: Gods of Apollo

Rob Luft | Jon Ormston | Rob Cope | Elliot Galvin

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Moon-shots had become routine by the time Gene Cernan walked on our satellite's surface in 1972, pottering about in the...

Reviewed by Nick Hasted in issue: August/2019

Review of David Birchall: Dusk

David Birchall: Dusk

Tom Cawley | James Copus | Jason Brown | Conor Chaplin

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

These solo improvisations on nylon-string guitar find David Birchall in a decidedly mellow aspect. Nowhere to be found the cacophonous...

Reviewed by Spencer Grady in issue: August/2020

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