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Steve Dawson: Finding the Secret of a Song

Read "Steve Dawson: Finding the Secret of a Song" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

It might be that singer/songwriter Steve Dawson was born in California and raised in Idaho, but he has become a son of the city he calls home: jny: Chicago. He is teaching at the acclaimed Old Town School of Folk Music and while preparing others for a life in music, he has also followed his own ...

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Rob Luft: Life Is The Dancer

Read "Life Is The Dancer" reviewed by Chris May

British guitarist Rob Luft's debut album, Riser (Edition, 2017), was greeted with huge acclaim. Some observers likened his arrival to the emergence of Wes Montgomery or Pat Metheny. The music world is used to hyperbole, but for once the praise is justified. For anyone yet to hear Luft, a useful yardstick is the pianist Bill Evans: ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Jazz Found Alive! Man In Blue Suede Shoes Wanted For Questioning.

Read "Jazz Found Alive! Man In Blue Suede Shoes Wanted For Questioning." reviewed by Duncan Heining

Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra LSO St. Lukes London October 17, 2015 The gap between the music that Colin Towns makes and much that currently passes for jazz grew even wider last weekend. Performing compositions from his new double CD Drama with his stellar Mask Orchestra, the composer-bandleader revealed the music's potential ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

BGO Records: Excellence in Jazz Reissues

Read "BGO Records: Excellence in Jazz Reissues" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

In the digital age we live in, there is no doubt that the business of reissuing music is booming. It has never been easier to get music, old and new, in digital or physical form. However, one thing is to re-release a record; another thing is to do it the right way. BGO Records, run by ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?

Read "A Madman’s Approach To Music And Why Can't Music Be Like A Tree?" reviewed by Duncan Heining

"Art alone makes life possible." --Joseph Beuys. The Glasgow Improvisers' Orchestra is unique. It's an over-used word, I know, but in this case fully justified. GIO are unique in so many ways--in the way they formed, the way they make decisions, in their make-up, how they work and most importantly how they sound. They ...

ARTICLE: REDISCOVERY

John Martyn: Grace & Danger

Read "John Martyn: Grace & Danger" reviewed by John Kelman

John Martyn Grace & Danger Island Records1980 Today's Rediscovery is the late, great singer/songwriter John Martyn's classic Grace & Danger. Martyn emerged, in the mid-'60s, as a singer/songwriter with surprising facility on guitar and a pure, emotive voice. At a time when bands like Fairport Convention were exploring ...

Davy Graham: Anthology - 1961-2007 Lost Tapes

Read "Davy Graham: Anthology - 1961-2007 Lost Tapes" reviewed by John Eyles

Davy GrahamAnthology: 1961-2007 Lost TapesLes Cousins2012In the sixties, English guitarist Davy Graham acquired near-legendary status as a guitar hero in the folk and blues clubs of Britain, being credited with single-handedly inventing the folk-guitar instrumental, in a way that parallels similar work in America by John Fahey. Although ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Barb Jungr / Kuljit Bhamra / Russell Churney: Durga Rising

Read "Durga Rising" reviewed by John Eyles

Durga Rising was recorded in 1996 but not properly released at the time. Featuring Barb Jungr on vocals, Kuljit Bhamra on percussion and Russell Churney on piano, it seems likely to attract more attention today than it did back in 1996. Since then, Jungr has enjoyed a burgeoning solo career accompanied by a string of awards ...

Johnny Boy Would Love This…A Tribute to John Martyn

Label: Hole in the Rain
Released: 2011
Track listing: CD1: Let the Good Things Come (David Gray); Glorious Fool (Clarence Fountain & Sam Butler); Small Hours (Robert Smith of The Cure); Stormbringer (Beck); Over the Hill (Ted Barnes featuring Gavin Clark); I Don't Want to Know (The Swell Season); Bless the Weather (The Emperors of Wyoming: Butch Vig and company); Couldn't Love You More (Lisa Hannigan); Go Easy (Vetiver); Solid Air (Skye Edwads of Morcheeba); You Can Discover (Cheryl Wilson); The Easy Blues (Joe Bonamssa); Dancing (Sonia Dada); Certain Surprise (Sabrina Dinan); One World (Paolo Nutini). CD2: May You Never (Snow Patrol); Go Down Easy (Beth Orton); Fairytale Lullaby (Bombay Bicycle Club); Fine Lines (Syd Kitchen); Head and Heart (Vashti Bunyan); Run Honey Run (Morcheeba feat. Bradley Burgess); Angeline (Nicholas Barron); Walk to the Water (John Smith(; Hurt in Your Heart (Judie Tzuke); Road to Ruin (Jim Tulio); John Wayne (Oh My God); Rope Soul'd (The Blackships feat. David McKellar); Back to Stay (Ultan Conlon); Anna (Brendan Campbell); Tearing and Breaking (Phil Collins).


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