Duw Duw, Just Peachy Records
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Monday 30 May 2011
Sunday 29 May 2011
In 1986, Tutu seemed proof of its creator's rejuvenation, reflected in Irving Penn's polished-icon pic of a freshly monkey-glanded Miles on the cover.
Sunday 29 May 2011
All hail the new star: 29-year old Californian trumpeter Akinmusire might not offer a new conception of jazz, but what he's doing with the old one is hard to beat.
Sunday 15 May 2011
Like Arve Henriksen, Seattle-based trumpeter Cuong Vu (he came to the US from Vietnam as a child) combines acoustic and electronic soundscapes in a manner that looks to the jazz future rather than the past.
Sunday 24 April 2011
The third album by the three young Polish unpronounceables who used to back trumpeter Tomasz Stanko is close to a total triumph.
Friday 22 April 2011
On the intriguing Teeth + Teeth = Teeths, Leeds combo Trumpets Of Death investigate a niche, but potentially fruitful area where traditional folk music rubs up against avant-noise, post-rock textures.
Sunday 17 April 2011
The Manchester trumpeter's third album begins and ends with an up-tempo, hard-bop-played-fairly-softly, feel.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Another addition to trumpeter Wheeler's late-period masterworks for this Italian label.
Saturday 12 March 2011
David McVicar's darkly primitivist Aida was a necessary antidote to the whole tedious tradition of sub-De Mille spectacle in this piece.
Thursday 17 February 2011
There seems to be no end to the contexts in which people stage comedy. You can now have your laughs pretty much any which way: by the sea, in the air (BA are trying for a world record for highest comedy gig for Comic Relief) or, as well as all manner of site-specific events, merged with an array of musical stylings.
Sunday 30 January 2011
The Italian trumpeter Paolo Fresu is one of the great stars of European jazz, his Chet Baker-influenced style excelling in intimate, human-scale settings.
Sunday 12 December 2010
Edwards is trumpeter-by-appointment to the alt-rock elite (he's worked with the likes of Siouxsie, Jerry Dammers and Madness), and best-known for his albums reinterpreting the works of Miles Davis, the Jesus and Mary Chain and the Fall.
Monday 06 December 2010
It was extraordinary but not especially surprising how Gustav Mahler’s presence could loom so large in a concert containing not one single note of his music.
Friday 26 November 2010
Solomon Burke's final album was recorded in Belgium with De Dijk, the Dutch equivalent of The Dap-Tones, a showband devoted to the soul tradition.
Thursday 25 November 2010
The Barmy Army is, quite understandably, not everyone's cup of tea or schooner of VB, but the England team claim to take heart from their ceaseless chanting.
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