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Mark Edwards – In Deep

(Quiet Money Recordings QMR0003CD) Mark Edwards is one of those musicians you might have heard without knowing it – a multi-talented man he has played piano, produced and arranged for countless bands across a variety of genres. His CV includes… 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: 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 ›

Disc of the day: 26-10-09

Huw Warren: Hermeto + (Basho Records SRCD 30-2) The Swansea-born classical and jazz trained pianist and composer has played with John Cage, has deputised for Django Bates in Loose Tubes, has collaborated with musicians in the folk sphere, like June… Read More ›