• 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 ...
  • Standing at the Crossroads

    Standing at the Crossroads

    Johnny Shines was part of the second generation of Mississippi Delta bluesmen, born in 1915 his style was influenced by Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Howlin’ Wolf, but his claim to fame was that ...
  • Amigos

    Amigos

    Made in 1976, Amigos was Santana’s seventh album and found the guitarist looking for a change of direction, with quite a lot of proper songs and a mixture of styles. Today it’s an album that ...
  • Sleeper

    Sleeper

    This release has been ‘resting’ in the ECM vaults ever since it was recorded live in 1979 in Tokyo by Jarrett and his European quartet. This group recorded four albums between ’74 and ’79 but ...
  • Polska

    Polska

    Pianist Leszek Mozdzer plays to stadium sized crowds in his native Poland. Here he plays with Lars Danielsson on cello and bass, and percussionist/singer Zohar Fresco, a trio that has been together for ten years. ...
  • Cobra Fakir

    Cobra Fakir

    How do you make something new when you have been working together for over thirty years and are in a niche that has, in many ways been and gone, in terms of broad appeal? Miriodor ...
  • Fringe Magnetic

    Fringe Magnetic

    Fringe Magnetic is a 12 strong ensemble led by trumpet player and composer Rory Simmons, a musician who has worked with Jamie Cullum and Bat for Lashes among others. Yet neither of those names are ...
  • Miami Pop Festival

    Miami Pop Festival

    This recording from 1968 captures Hendrix in ferocious form, his use of feedback is merciless and the power he unleashes is by any standards totally epic. It opens with two minutes of howling guitar which ...
  • Come Closer and I'll Tell You

    Come Closer and I'll Tell You

    A nice bit of absract impressionism from Sweden; touches of Can in the drums, and a cinematic feel in the spacious but dynamic soundscapes. Astro Sonic are Erlend Slettevoll on synths, Rune Nergaard, bass, and ...
  • Vinyl goes from strength to strength

    Vinyl goes from strength to strength

    On the second of January every year, the BPI (the British Phonographic Industry, basically the RIAA of the United Kingdom) and the Official Charts Company releases details of music sales performance in the previous year. ...
  • 24 bits of Christmas, with love from Linn

    24 bits of Christmas, with love from Linn

    From the Linn Records press release: Enjoy the gift of free high-resolution music this Christmas Award-winning record label and high quality music systems manufacturer, Linn, have announced their special gift to music lovers this Christmas. ...

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