Category Archives: contemporary jazz

New remix EP featuring Hector Plimmer and DJ Khalab

We are witnessing a burgeoning jazz scene in London, a resurgence that looks set to give us a return of the jazz filled 20s once again. One of the driving forces at the heart of this tidal wave of compelling, … Continue reading

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Flow – Flow (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Just as some of the best and most unique experiences happen when you go off grid, as it were, where the generic road runs out and turns to unexplored creativity, when art runs out of rules to follow; so music … Continue reading

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Shoes –  Tony Tedesco and Full Fathom Five (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Shoes combines everything I love about music. It’s all very well for perky pop princesses and production line indie kids with complicated hair to pose and preen, throw around instantly forgettable day-glo tunes and play the commercial game, but I … Continue reading

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Outermost Edge –  Alex Stolze (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Outermost Edge is a collection of songs which sees contemporary classical music heading into experimental jazz territory and takes the form of sonic creations which happens as much between the notes and in the breaths between the lyrics as in … Continue reading

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Skip – Dennis Kyne (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

I’ve been saying it for a while now, there is something in the air, a change, a need to comment, something borne out by the fact that I seem to be receiving more and more music which has a message … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCLXXVIII : Strange – Indira May (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is a wonderful visual metaphor running through the video for Indira May’s debut single, or is it a simile, I should know the difference really. Anyway, the point is that visually the video paints a suitably strange picture, one … Continue reading

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What If… – Emily B Green (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

There is some music which transcends genres. I’m not saying that in a sensationalist way or to invoke the modern trend for hyperbole, it is just that some music is built along such classic lines that it predates the contemporary … Continue reading

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I Shouldn’t Have Watched The Film What Lies Beneath (When I Was Twelve) – Robocobra Quartet (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

It is safe to say that Robocobra Quartet confuse the hell out of me, and this short, sharp, shock of a number has done little to help me get my head around their strange musical blend. But fear is our … Continue reading

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Scene and Heard – CCXXXXIV : Hey Fine  – Miles Casella (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Revelling in the past is all very well and good but the best music, or at least the most original,  seems to be made as people move things forward. It’s evolution, it’s forward-thinking, it is the way the world turns. … Continue reading

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Haneen – Brickwork Lizards (reviewed by Sarah Ryan)

Having watched Brickwork Lizards at Wychwood Festival in 2017, I can say, honestly and without doubt, that they are one of the most imaginative, inventive, and musically intoxicating bands I have ever encountered. Stumbling upon this creative concoction of a … Continue reading

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