by James Fleming
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 5, 2018 The rain came up from the south-west over the Atlantic. Setting a slab of grey cloud on Galway's sky. A piper sat on Shop Street beneath the slanted rainfall, his waist-length hair flattened to his back. And as the city stretched itself awake to his air the cold light shone on the first day of the ...read more
by John Kelman
A string quartet paying tribute to the high energy, high velocity Mahavishnu Orchestra of the early 1970s? An oxymoronic concept perhaps, but Veinnese radio.string.quartet's Celebrating The Mahavishnu Orchestra not only honors the spirit of the group, but proves that Mahavishnu Orchestra founder/guitar icon John McLaughlin's writing can provide plenty of grist for unexpected and challenging interpretations.
Classical string quartets tackling a jazz repertoire is nothing new--Kronos Quartet, for example, has released two albums of music by Bill Evans and Thelonious ...read more