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Lars Danielsson – Liberetto II

(ACT 9571-2) Well, here’s some perfect Sunday morning jazz. The Swedish bassist and cellist makes music that combines shimmering surface beauty with an easily-worn depth of thought and emotion that satisfies. His core quartet has former E.S.T. drummer Magnus Öström… Read More ›

Concert review: Spin Marvel

Jazz Arena, Cheltenham Jazz Festival 30-04-2011 Reviewed by JJ Wheeler  Not the only high-profile bass ‘dep’ for the weekend, news of Led Zeppelin’s John-Paul Jones joining an already audaciously explosive band no doubt sold a few more tickets for a rare performance… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 25-08-10

Stacey Kent: Raconte-moi (Blue Note 682305) A natural move and a clever one from the US singer, sometimes resident in the UK and increasingly sounding equally at home in France. An all-French album including her interpretations of classic chansons by… Read More ›

Disc of the day: 28-07-10

Spin Marvel: The Reluctantly Politicised Mr James (Edition EDN1020) This is the second album from the Anglo-Norwegian band led by drummer Martin France, and it’s a full five years since the first one, due in no small part, I’m guessing,… Read More ›