Tagged by Highlights: 2019

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Down the Dusty road

Still too early for listing gigs of the year. However, the clear revelation of the year in terms of hearing someone live for the first time and certainly in my...

Published: 10 Dec 2019. Updated: 3 days ago.

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2019 Highlight: Matana Roberts

There is an unearthly quality about the sound of alto saxophonist Matana Roberts. Her supranatural cry takes you back to Ornette Coleman, to Charlie Parker to the streets, to the...

Published: 9 Dec 2019. Updated: 4 days ago.

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Labels of the year in 2019

December 2019 update. This small survey touches on a number of things, it is not just about the labels who have put out great records although that is often the...

Published: 9 Dec 2019. Updated: 4 days ago.

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2019 Highlight: Enrico Rava, Joe Lovano, Roma, ECM

Enrico Rava turned 80 back in the summer. Roma was recorded at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome last November. Lovano this year in his own projects has been...

Published: 7 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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2019 Highlight: The Future Eve featuring Robert Wyatt

The most meaningful 39 seconds you might care to reserve time for this year, hearing 'Brian the Fox', track 6, ''made'' me read these lines by William Blake at the...

Published: 7 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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2019 Highlight: Harry Connick Jr

A rousing and stunningly arranged ‘Just One of Those Things’ From True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter by the New Orleans singer-pianist released by Verve on 25 October stopped...

Published: 7 Dec 2019. Updated: 6 days ago.

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