2021 Albums in Review

At the start of the year, I set myself the aim of listening to more than 50 albums. That still seems to me like a good number. It requires a continual investment in searching out and appreciating new music, but rejects any notion of expertise or authority. I achieved my target while completely losing countContinue reading “2021 Albums in Review”

STREAM TO THE RIVER #6 : AM/FM ALL THAT JAZZ

Time for a new playlist. This one is mostly inspired by the collective shiver that comes when a brand new great song gets played on the radio. I still believe in public service broadcasting.

SONS OF KEMET : BLACK TO THE FUTURE

LABEL : IMPULSE! ALBUM IN A SENTENCE: Britain’s most prophetic jazz group grow in power and intensity as they draw on the source of Black power. It came as a surprise to me when I realised how political Boney M’s cover of The Melodians ‘Rivers of Babylon’ was. As a child, the song and itsContinue reading “SONS OF KEMET : BLACK TO THE FUTURE”