• Rega RP8

    Rega RP8

    This turntable has taken way too long. I visited Rega in 2012 and saw what was to become (in fact, make that has yet to become) the Naiad, the carbon fibre chassis turntable that Rega ...
  • Interview – Paul Rodgers

    Interview – Paul Rodgers

    Last year former Free and Bad Company front man Paul Rodgers went to a classic soul studio in Memphis and hooked up with the ‘house band’ to record the songs of his youth. That studio ...
  • Cambridge Audio Minx Xi

    Cambridge Audio Minx Xi

    In the time before it fell under the auspices of Audio Partnership, Cambridge Audio was an audio innovator of note. Back in the early 1980s, Cambridge Audio’s founder Stan Curtis launched the first multi-box CD ...
  • Stein Urheim

    Stein Urheim

    Stein Urheim is a Norwegain musician who specialises in pluckage, usually of stringed instruments like guitars, tamboura, bouzouki, mandolin, banjo and several others. He also plays flutes, harmonica and analogue synths, so he’s pretty accomplished. ...
  • Reverie at Schloss Elmau

    Reverie at Schloss Elmau

    Britain’s brightest hope of producing a world class jazz pianist lies with young welsh player Gwilym Simcock who made his name a couple of years back with an album that carried a very similar title ...
  • '68

    '68

    This gem from the archives has never been formally released yet contains the basis of the work that Wyatt was to produce with Soft Machine in the years to follow. A long way from Ship ...
  • No End

    No End

    Back in the mid eighties Keith Jarrett’s touring schedule must have been a little less hectic than it became later because he had time to sit down in his home studio, Cavelight, and noodle away ...
  • Doris

    Doris

    I admit that I was drawn to this artist solely by his name, then he releases an album called Doris. I mean what can you do, I had to have it. And it turned out ...
  • Extended Circle

    Extended Circle

    The master of Scandinavian cool is back with another down tempo voyage of discovery. Accompanied by his extended band of Mats Eilertsen on double bass and Jarle Vespestad on drums as well as sax player ...
  • Slowly Rolling Camera

    Slowly Rolling Camera

    This debut from British four piece Slowly Rolling Camera has strong overtones of the Cinematic Orchestra, yet as that band is hardly prolific and it’s genre less than oversubscribed it’s great to hear something that ...
  • In Each and Every One

    In Each and Every One

    Drummer Seb Rochford, you know, him with the unfeasible afro, seems to be everywhere these days. Frankly I’m surprised that he found time to make an album with his band, but it was certainly worthwhile. ...
  • Hindsight Bias

    Hindsight Bias

    Prog meets post rock with a hint of disco. Sounds like a bad idea, but this ‘Scandiwegian’ trio pull it off rather well. Bly de Blyant is drummer Øyvind Skarbø, guitarist Hilmar Jensson and multi-instrumentalist ...
  • Anyone With A Heart

    Anyone With A Heart

    Finnish pianist Rantala seems to have more breadth than most in the field of contemporary music. His last album, My History of Jazz, a homage to the music that influenced him, could not be more ...
  • Travel Guide

    Travel Guide

    You don’t get many releases by guitar trios, the only one that sticks in my mind is Friday Night in San Francisco. This trio has been performing and recording together since 2005 but this is ...
  • The Vortex Sessions

    The Vortex Sessions

    Pianist Benjamin Taubkin and percussionist Adriano Adewale both come from São Paulo but met at the Vortex club in north London, where as the title infers, this recording was made. There’s nothing like meeting a ...

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