Category Archives: jazz-rock

Growing Wild – Slang (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Often reviewing music can be tricky, particularly when it is hard to find an interesting starting point, when nothing new or interesting is being offered up. Growing Wild presents a challenge for exactly the opposite reason. With so many intriguing … Continue reading

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Hot Cats – The Missing Persians (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

  Words such as “timeless” and “classic” are banded around all too freely these days but when a band is working with the very generic building blocks of contemporary music, it isn’t too much of a stretch to describe their … Continue reading

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A Mouthful of Marbles – GagReflex (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

The rules of pop used to make things very clear. A band with members numbering double figures is an orchestra, one with less than three is a duo…a lounge act, the sort of thing that you’d find at the bar … Continue reading

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RES 9 – Rik Emmett and RESolution 9 (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

“This album represents a journey through my life,” observes Rik Emmett and what a life it has been, a fact borne out by the calibre of the guest musicians found on the album. As well as the regular RES 9 … Continue reading

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Beth Hart Tour Dates

BETH HART RETURNS TO THE UK IN NOVEMBER 2016 FOR SEVEN CONCERTS INCLUDING LONDON ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL Following her critically acclaimed May UK tour in 2015 and the rapturous response to her latest studio album, Better Than Home, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter, BETH HART will embark … Continue reading

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Popular Demain – Alarmist (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

Where to begin, where to begin! Trying to describe Alarmists instrumental creations is a bit like trying to untangle a ball of string. Maybe if I find a loose end and work my way in from there I may be … Continue reading

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