- Mary Halvorson Septet - Illusionary Sea
- Le Tricycle - Le Tricycle
- Andre Carvalho - Memoria De Amiba
- Sons of Kemet - Burn
- Zara McFarlane - If You Knew Her
- Takuya Kuroda - Rising Son
- Moodymann - Moodymann
- Neneh Cherry - Blank Project
- Vijay Iyer - Mutations
- Alexander Hawkins Ensemble - Step Wide, Step Deep
- Sky Ferreira - Everything is Embarrassing
Member since 2013.
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Lost in music, caught in a trap....
I never quite recovered from first hearing the Beatles, closely
followed by Blondie in the late 70s. From the moment I could afford to
buy records music has been the one constant in my life.
I stumbled into jazz via soul, electronica and the particularly open minded post punk records of Working Week, Everything But The Girl, the Style Council & David Sylvian.
I believe passionately that the job of sites like AAJ and 'Kind of Jazz', the blog I co-contribute to with Matthew Ruddick, is to show that jazz need not be a dry intellectual exercise endlessly repeating the styles of some mythical golden age. Don't get me wrong I love Miles, Monk, Coltrane and Andrew Hill as much as the next man but they are only a part of what I think jazz has to offer.
While I had always hoped that I could find a way to write about music, until relatively recently this was confined to e-mails with like minded friends. In 2012 a friend and I started work on our own music blog 'KindofJazz.com', designed to cover jazz and jazz influenced music. Setting that up took pretty much a year so while we were writing the test pieces I also blogged on other music at my own blog 'http://blueblueneonglow.wordpress.com/'.
I've loved the chance to share thoughts and opinions on music, that the internet has made possible for me, and am now looking forward to continuing that on AAJ.