Dealing with the Devil’s Music: Bluesmen in Britain
(Lake LACD 320)
DURING the early 1960s, at the height of the so-called “Trad Fad” when white British bands, playing a very...
Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
Peter Urpeth, Olie Brice, Terry Day and Ntshuks Bonga Cafe Oto, London E8 4/5
IT’S a long way from Johannesburg to Hackney and when Ntshuks Bonga arrived in 1970 as a seven-year-old refugee from apartheid to live in London, I wonder if he ever envisaged that he...
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Tori Freestone Trio El Barranco (Whirlwind WR 4689)
STRANGE that a jazz record should feature two such contrasting sound-worlds as the mountainscapes of Tenerife and the grim, riverine streets of 18th-century London.
But south London tenor saxophonist Tori...
Tuesday 10th Jan 2017
Annie Whitehead’s World Music WorkshopVortex, London N164/5
STANDING in front of the 15 horns of her 18-piece World Music Workshop orchestra, trombonist Annie Whitehead’s shining slides...
Thursday 5th Jan 2017
Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of BreathProcession: Live at Toulouse (Ogun OGCD 040)
THE MOST accomplished and farthest out of the cream of British free jazz virtuosi were ever-eager to be a part of the Brotherhood of...
Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017
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