Reviews

Review of Richard Fairhurst: Inside Out

Richard Fairhurst: Inside Out

Dave Whitford | Tim Giles | Richard Fairhurst

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Richard Fairhurst has an impressive pedigree. Five years after beginning to learn the piano at the age of 15, he...

Reviewed in issue July/2024

Review of Tim Garland: Moment of Departure

Tim Garland: Moment of Departure

Gwilym Simcock | Asaf Sirkis | John Mills | the Strings of the Britten Sinfonia with Clio Gould | the Strings of the London Studio Orchestra | Tim Garland | Yazz Ahmed | Thomas Gould

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

A double CD set that effectively celebrates the return of the Lighthouse Trio for a 20th anniversary tour, and, if...

Reviewed in issue June/2024

Review of Trio HLK: Anthropometricks

Trio HLK: Anthropometricks

Varijashree Venugopal | Evelyn Glennie | Ant Law | Natalie Clein | Rich Harrold | Rich Kass

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

Anthropometricks applies the same process that Trio HLK employed on their debut Standard Time. Shards of standards are slivered from...

Reviewed in issue April/2024

Review of Doncaster Jazz Alumni: 50 Years

Doncaster Jazz Alumni: 50 Years

Jonathan ‘Stan’ White | Rob Clark | Sarah Potts | Cat Miles | Kate Ashwood | Reuben Fowler | Tom Tait | Colin Latimer | Harry Maund | Al Wood

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

Consider this remarkable double-CD as a kind of festschrift (or a sort of ‘commemorative document’ as the dictionary has it)...

Reviewed in issue April/2024

Review of QOW Trio: The Hold Up

QOW Trio: The Hold Up

Spike Wells | Eddie Myer | Riley Stone-Lonergan

Editor's Choice

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

Spike Wells came to jazz on the 1960s bandstand with Bobby Wellins and Tubby Hayes, Eddie Myer out of autodidactic...

Reviewed in issue March/2024

Review of Jon Lloyd Quartet: Earth Songs

Jon Lloyd Quartet: Earth Songs

Jon Lloyd | John Law p) | Alex Goodyear | Nick Pini

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

Commenting on this new release, Ubuntu’s Martin Hummel says he was only recently introduced to Lloyd’s music. Me, too. Hummel...

Reviewed in issue March/2024

Review of Karim Saber: Transmission

Karim Saber: Transmission

Alex Wilson | Karim Saber | Jack Thomas | John Jones | Matt Cook

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

It was Phronesis founder Jasper Høiby who first brought rising guitarist and composer Karim Saber to the attention of Ubuntu...

Reviewed in issue March/2024

Review of Rob Cope: Gemini

Rob Cope: Gemini

Andy Scott | Paul Clarvis | Liam Noble | Rob Cope

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Cope curates The Jazz Podcast and many of the values exhibited therein shine on this debut: generous dialogue, good humour,...

Reviewed in issue February/2024

Review of Matt Ridley: The Antidote: Live At The London Jazz Festival

Matt Ridley: The Antidote: Live At The London Jazz Festival

Alex Hitchcock | Ant Law | Matt Ridley | Marc Michel | Tom Hewson

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★

Matt Ridley is a classicist and romantic, steeped in jazz tradition with a taste for beauty. It’s led to regular...

Reviewed in issue November/2023

Review of Paul Mottram: Seven Ages of Man for Jazz Sextet and String Orchestra

Paul Mottram: Seven Ages of Man for Jazz Sextet and String Orchestra

Paul Clarvis | Tim Garland | Ralph Salmins | Jonny Mansfield | Misha Mullov-Abbado | Jason Rebello | Paul Mottram

Ubuntu

Rating: ★★★★

Large-scale compositional projects in the UK have been thin on the ground since the 1960s and 1970s, when Mike Westbrook,...

Reviewed in issue October/2023

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