Binker Golding, 'Take Me To The (Wide Open Lows),' Gearbox ****

Track of the day: There's a surprise twist in this lead-off track from Binker Golding and his quintet drawn from Dream Like a Dogwood Wild Boy out next month on Gearbox in the bottleneck guitar Americana feel injected by guitarist Billy Adamson in …

Published: 27 Apr 2022. Updated: 5 months.

Track of the day: There's a surprise twist in this lead-off track from Binker Golding and his quintet drawn from Dream Like a Dogwood Wild Boy out next month on Gearbox in the bottleneck guitar Americana feel injected by guitarist Billy Adamson in the early part of the piece which eventually becomes a swaggering anthemic feature for Golding backed by Adamson, pianist Sarah Tandy, bassist Daniel Casimir and drummer Sam Jones. A world away from Binker and Moses whose Feeding the Machine was released recently there's nonetheless the signature Golding sound full of energy and passion in good measure and it's a refreshing new direction.

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Georgia Cécile and Alison Rayner among the acts set for the Ribble Valley Jazz & Blues festival this week

A busy week for jazz festivals is coming up this week with festivals in Derry, Cheltenham and Bray and not to forget the Ribble Valley jazz and blues fest in the Lancashire town of Clitheroe with a programme of gigs and concerts there that includes …

Published: 26 Apr 2022. Updated: 5 months.

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A busy week for jazz festivals is coming up this week with festivals in Derry, Cheltenham and Bray and not to forget the Ribble Valley jazz and blues fest in the Lancashire town of Clitheroe with a programme of gigs and concerts there that includes the Georgia Cécile quartet and Alison Rayner quintet among the acts booked. The festival runs from 29 April to 2 May. Full details