Tag: George Richardson

1 April 2019

Album Review: Yuriy Galkin – For Its Beauty Alone

Yuriy Galkin For Its Beauty Alone (self-release) Russian bassist and composer Yuriy Galkin shows us his extreme diversity as both composer and arranger. Usually working with his nine-piece ensemble Symbiosis Orchestra, who have been present on the scene for awhile now, his latest release sees him exchange his usual nonet for a more modest quartet. […]

1 March 2019

Live Review: Emute Lab 3 at The Rose Hill

Emute Lab 3: Bog Bodies X the Threnoscope + Koray Tahiroglu & Roosa Poni The Rose Hill, Brighton Wednesday 13th February, 2019 Brighton’s Rose Hill Tavern saw Bog Bodies bring their signature approach to creating music to its cosy stage. Consisting of tenor saxophone, drums and an electric guitar laden with effects pedals, the short […]

1 March 2019

Album Review: James Brandon Lewis – An Unruly Manifesto

James Brandon Lewis An Unruly Manifesto (Relative Pitch Records) Seasoned jazz veteran and tenor saxophonist, James Brandon Lewis has been an active and well-known player on the New York jazz scene for some time now, sharing stages with the likes of Ravi Coltrane and Jimmy Heath among a vast number of the many giants of […]

1 November 2018

Live Review: Jazz Jamaica All Stars at Brighton Dome

Jazz Jamaica All Stars Brighton Dome Concert Hall Saturday 29th September, 2018   The relationship between jazz and reggae was for a while a rare combination, until the breakthrough of Jamaican jazz guitarist and visionary Ernest Ranglin, whose fresh approach saw a revolutionary breakthrough towards the fusion of Jamaica’s national music with the technical aspects […]

1 November 2018

Live Review: Terry Riley at Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival: Terry Riley St. Luke’s Church, Brighton Monday 8th October, 2018   Celebrating its third successful year, Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival was fortuitous enough to have some of the biggest names in contemporary music listed on its programme. As sunset hit the high gothic points of the magnificent venue that is St […]

1 November 2018

Live Review: Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival at St. Luke’s Church

Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival: Adam Fairhall, David Birchall/Andrew Cheetham/Julie Kjaer/Hannah Marshall, Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur, Ivo Perelman & Matthew Shipp, Peter Brötzmann & Full Blast, Irreversible Entanglements St. Luke’s Church, Brighton Saturday 13th October, 2018   Still illuminated from the previous week’s performance of legendary composer Terry Riley, St Luke’s Church had the enormous honour of […]

1 October 2018

Album Review: Joel Lyssarides – Dreamer

Joel Lyssarides Dreamer (Naxos PCD178)     Peering out from the corner of the rich musical tapestry of Scandinavia, we encounter Swedish-born pianist and composer Joel Lyssarides and the release of his debut album The Dreamer, an interesting work with unique influences making themselves present on this album. While we do get an occasional glimpse […]

1 August 2018

Live Review: Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin at Love Supreme Festival

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin Love Supreme Festival Sunday 1st July, 2018       Already known for his minimalistic yet energetic approach to composition through his previous works, both solo and as bandleader of the now four piece outfit Ronin, Swiss born pianist and composer Nik Bärtsch seems time and time again to effortlessly blend the sounds […]

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