Content by tag "Tim Giles"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

John Martin: The Hidden Notes - Spirit Of Adventure

Read "The Hidden Notes - Spirit Of Adventure" reviewed by Budd Kopman

The Hidden Notes--Spirit Of Adventure by saxophonist John Martin and his quintet (Ralph Wyld on vibes, guitarist Rob Updegraff, drummer Tim Giles and Tim Fairhall on bass) (mentioned briefly here) is a project that has had a four-year gestation. Calling the naturally occurring harmonics that are produced over the fundamental by all instruments the “hidden notes," ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Tori Freestone Trio: Tori Freestone - In the Chop House

Read "Tori Freestone - In the Chop House" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Tori Freestone is a name that will be familiar to those with an interest in the British Jazz of the last few years. A multi- instrumentalist she contributed flute and sax to Ivo Neame's excellent Yatra from 2012 but you may equally have come across her work with the likes of Rory Simmons or Neil Yates. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Whirlwind Recordings Announces Upcoming Releases

Whirlwind Recordings Announces Upcoming Releases

Whirlwind Recordings announces its bumper-crop of upcoming releases for 2014, featuring an eclectic mix of standout albums from known and up-and-coming artists based in NYC, London and beyond. Here's a snapshot: March 11, 2104: Leave the Door Open by Joel Harrison & Anupam Shobhakar. A brand new collaboration featuring cutting edge western improvisation, roots music and Indian ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Kaz Simmons: Signs

Read "Signs" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

It's album number four from London-based singer and songwriter Kaz Simmons. It's called Signs. It deftly explores the fertile ground that encompasses jazz, folk and the quirkier end of '70s British psych-rock--and it's a joy.

Simmons has slimmed down her band for Signs--a small but perfectly formed quartet share the musical honors, compared to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Nostalgia 77 and The Monster: The Taxidermist

Read "The Taxidermist" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Il recente episodio dell'avventura Nostalgia 77 vira verso un jazz strumentale elegante, di schietta semplicitĂ  e ammiccante comunicazione. Gli interessi del “regista" Benedic Lamdin sono davvero molteplici e, dopo aver accarezzato mainstream e avanguardia, coinvolgendo nomi come Keith e Julie Tippett, The Taxidermist affronta atmosfere varie e raffinate, colpendo nel segno soprattutto con l'iniziale brano che titola ...

ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Stan Sulzmann: Neon Quartet

Read "Stan Sulzmann: Neon Quartet" reviewed by Chris May

Stan Sulzmann is among the most singular saxophonists in the UK, with an instantly recognizable, lush but rough-edged sound, and a distinguished track record as a composer and arranger for large and small bands.

Born in London in 1948, Sulzmann is approaching veteran status and is a source of inspiration to many of Britain's emerging ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Trish Clowes: From Shorter, Lovano and the Sphinx

Read "Trish Clowes: From Shorter, Lovano and the Sphinx" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

There doesn't seem to be an award for the best album title of the year anywhere in the wide world of jazz, but if there was then And In The Night-Time She Is There (Basho Records) would surely be a contender for 2012. The romantic and mysterious title belongs to the second album from saxophonist/composer Trish ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Twelves: The Adding Machine

Read "The Adding Machine" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The addition of guitarist Rob Updegraff to Twelves, the U.K. band that started as a trio in 2008, tenders a compact yet expandable group focusing largely centered on asymmetrical pulses, layered sound-sculpting, and toggling between the misty divisions of free jazz and free-bop. The guitarist and saxophonist Mark Hanslip act as searchers perched atop oscillating currents, ...