VALERIE JUNE : THE MOON AND STARS: PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DREAMERS

LABEL: FANTASY ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: A big hearted, big sounding, big souled record for big dreamers. Valerie June’s new album The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers reminds me again of one of the most important conversations in my life. Half a life ago, I was talking with a friend over a problem theyContinue reading “VALERIE JUNE : THE MOON AND STARS: PRESCRIPTIONS FOR DREAMERS”

CASSANDRA JENKINS : AN OVERVIEW ON PHENOMENAL NATURE

LABEL: BA DA BING ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: A New York singer songwriter paints a gorgeous panoramic landscape of human connections with a palette of ambient folk. An Overview On Phenomenal Nature, the new album by New York singer-songwriter Cassandra Jenkins is a brave album. It is a thoroughly, ravishingly beautiful album. It is anContinue reading “CASSANDRA JENKINS : AN OVERVIEW ON PHENOMENAL NATURE”

stream to the river #2 playlist

Time for a new playlist full of exciting brand new music. This selection is the archetypal middle aged kitchen disco mix. slow, shy build up. gets all over-excited for a bit. then collapses totally out of puff. Hope you find something that you enjoy.

ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN : LET MY PEOPLE GO

LABEL: ARCHIEBALL ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Saxophonist Archie Shepp and Pianist Jason Moran speak from the heart through a collection of spirituals and jazz standards. Archie Shepp is a new artist to me, even though he is a vastly distinguished saxophonist with over a half century of ground-breaking albums behind him. The apex of hisContinue reading “ARCHIE SHEPP & JASON MORAN : LET MY PEOPLE GO”

Black Country, New Road : For The First Time

LABEL: NINJA TUNE ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Explosions happen when seven friends from Cambridgeshire concoct a potion of post-punk, post-rock, and jazz at their local science fair. Instinctively, almost on principle, I love Black Country, New Road. For The First Time is an exuberant cacophony, charged with inventiveness and chemistry. One of the best complimentsContinue reading “Black Country, New Road : For The First Time”