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GoGo Penguin

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: 1#; Atomised; Signal in the Noise; Open; F Maj Pixie; Kora; Totem; Embers; To the Nth; Don't Go.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

GoGo Penguin: GoGo Penguin

Read "GoGo Penguin" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Calling GoGo Penguin a jazz group is sort of like calling Canada a big snowy place. Nobody would consider such a simple term adequate to describe the trio today, least of all the members themselves--bassist Nick Blacka explains that with album number five, GGP has “finally come to accept that we really just aren't a jazz ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

GoGo Penguin: Ocean in a Drop

Read "Ocean in a Drop" reviewed by Geno Thackara

While William Blake saw the world in a grain of sand, and the poet Rumi wrote that each person is not a drop in an ocean but rather the opposite, GoGo Penguin's ever-expanding sonic world hints at similar multitudes yet to be experienced. It rarely sounds like “just" piano, bass and drums in these hands, and ...

A Humdrum Star

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: Prayer; Raven; Bardo; A Hundred Moons; Strid; Transient State; Return to Text; Reactor; Window.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star

Read "A Humdrum Star" reviewed by Geno Thackara

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people." -Carl Sagan GoGo Penguin's snappy-yet-offbeat name is a pretty good indicator of their personality—partly inspired ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

GoGo Penguin: A Humdrum Star

Read "A Humdrum Star" reviewed by Phil Barnes

If 2016's Man Made Object, their first for Blue Note, was an exercise in consolidating past triumphs while signposting potential ways forward, then there can be no doubt that with A Humdrum Star GoGo Penguin have stepped into a version of that future. Ostensibly the title is a self-effacing reference to a Carl Sagan TV series ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

GoGo Penguin at Out To Lunch

Read "GoGo Penguin at Out To Lunch" reviewed by Ian Patterson

GoGo Penguin Black Box / Out To Lunch Arts Festival jny:Belfast, N. Ireland January 19, 2018 GoGo Penguin's first gig of 2018 saw the Manchester trio return to Belfast's Black Box for the Out To Lunch festival --a month-long celebration of comedy, documentaries and the broadest spectrum of music imaginable--from opera, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

GoGo Penguin: Man Made Object

Read "Man Made Object" reviewed by Luca Muchetti

Uscito ormai quasi dieci mesi fa, Man Made Object è un album che l'Italia ha visto rappresentato dal vivo a quasi un anno di distanza a Milano, quando solo due mesi fa i GoGo Penguin hanno preso il centro del palco al Teatro dell'Arte. Il trio piano-basso-batteria di Manchester (Chris Illingworth, Nick Blacka e Rob Turne) ...

Man Made Object

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: All Res; Unspeakable Word; Branches Break; Weird Cat; Quiet Mind; Smarra; Initiate; Sbfisysih; Surrender to Mountain; Protest.


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