Jeff Beck... playing Vienne this summer. Above roaring after a Mahavishnu opening into a Billy Cobham classic completely in the zone at no. 47 with the Vinman, Jason Rebello, and Aussie bass guitarist Tal Wilkenfeld.
First in new Centennial trilogy due this month from Christian Scott
Drawing on the southern hip-hop of trap musicand making a formidable jazz centennial statement of his own, description on the trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah’s Bandcamp page for Ruler Rebel due at the end of March, listen to the closing track ‘The Reckoning’ above, the album is introduced vividly as “the first in a three-album series collectively titled The Centennial Trilogy... a sobering re-evaluation of the social political realities of the world through sound. It speaks to a litany of issues that continue to plague our collective experiences: slavery in America via the prison industrial complex, food insecurity, xenophobia, immigration, climate change, sexual orientation, gender equality, fascism and the return of the demagogue.” Scott and his band play the Sugar Club, Dublin on 4-5 April
Rocking Ballyshannon in county Donegal, Ireland, at Roryfest over 31 May-3 June are Wilko Johnson, Walter Trout and his Band, Wishbone Ash, Seamie O'Dowd, Pat McManus and Johnny Gallagher among the seriously tasty headliners: see the full programme.