Duw Duw, Just Peachy Records
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Sunday 29 December 2013
Jazz composer and saxophonist who worked with Dizzy Gillespie and whose playing influenced John Coltrane
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Briefly this afternoon it'll be 11/12/13 14:15 and 16 seconds
‘Our finest hour as a nation – and as an alliance – is yet to come’, Republican Marco Rubio tells Britain in Chatham House speech
Tuesday 03 December 2013
White House hopeful hits upbeat note
Sunday 24 November 2013
From the Wreckage, Turnage’s 2005 trumpet concerto, was written for the Swedish virtuoso Hakan Hardenberger. Speranza, an LSO commission, is played without the fourth of five movements that Turnage dropped after February’s premiere. The remaining four, the title of each, like that of the work, meaning “hope” – in Arabic, Gaelic, German and Hebrew – are partly inspired by the bleak poetry of Jewish-Romanian poet and Holocaust survivor Paul Celan.
Cheb I Sabbah: Pioneering DJ and producer who explored spirituality with his fusion of dance beats and world music
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Cheb I Sabbah was an Algerian-American of Jewish and Amazigh, or Berber, descent whose pioneering work as a DJ and producer found him experimenting with contemporary dance beats and world music. He was born Haim Serge El Baz in Constantine, Algeria, in 1947, and after leaving school at 15 moved to Paris, where he was one of the first professional DJs, playing American soul music during the mid-1960s.
Thursday 14 November 2013
Outlook Didn't they do well? Energy companies have long loathed the green levies, mostly put on them by the previous government.
Sunday 29 September 2013
It may open with expansive electric guitar and crashing drums, and the singer may protest he isn’t really “folk”, but Country Mile can’t help but confirm Flynn’s spot in the more interesting corner of the Mumfording folk-pop scene.
Thursday 19 September 2013
What’s the fanfare all about?
Monday 16 September 2013
Wembley Stadium at night suits The Wall. It feels oppressive and chaotic up in the stands of this aircraft hanger of a venue, and Roger Waters’ most literally monumental achievement has more self-loathing, rage and disgust in its bones than any other rock show that’s filled stadiums worldwide with people wanting to hear it.
Friday 13 September 2013
A playful collection of shimmering stories that pass through different hand and languages
Sunday 01 September 2013
The hubbub of Flushing Meadows is not to everyone's taste. There is a constant background noise at the US Open, whether it is planes flying into La Guardia airport, music at the changeovers or just the sound of people talking, shouting and moving around. In the city that never sleeps, it is no surprise that there is never true peace and quiet.
Friday 30 August 2013
Album of the Week: Rizzle dazzle with a fast-talking slice of everyday life
Saturday 17 August 2013
Pianist/harpist and composer Haarla has been an important voice for decades (she was also the consort of the late, great Finnish bandleader Edward Vesala), and the seven pieces here reflect her absorption in the natural world, with titles such as "Nightjar" and "Spirit Bear".
Classical review: Triumph for the BBC SSO and Deutsche Oper's Tannhauser at the Proms, and Tine Thing Helseth's brass ensemble at the Cadogan Hall
Monday 05 August 2013
Prom 29 – Tannhauser, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Deutsche Oper, Runnicles/ Chamber Prom 4, Tine Thing Helseth
Monday 05 August 2013
After a summer he is unlikely ever to forget, David Warner decided to pull his punches when asked to reflect on these turbulent two months.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
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- 5 Free U2 album: How the most generous giveaway in music history turned into a PR disaster