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Madis Muul Hextet: Characters

Read "Characters" reviewed by Peter Hoetjes

When cast in the light of antiquity, jazz is typically seen as vintage rather than retro. Yet in the case of Estonian pianist and composer Madis Muul, the latter would seem more apropos. In addition to featuring a full band, Characters is also privy to his adeptness with “old-school" synthesizers, flavoring the album with a touch ...

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Various Artists: Highlife on the Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66

Read "Highlife on the Move:  Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian Recordings from London & Lagos 1954-66" reviewed by John Eyles

This two-CD (or three-LP) compilation covers a period of musical history that remains under-documented but has been hugely influential on the ensuing half century. It brings together thirty-eight tracks by musicians of Nigerian or Ghanaian origin, recorded in Nigeria, Ghana or London, between 1954 and 1966. An indication of the music's vintage is that many of ...