Oct
2
2018

Gregory Generet/Richard Johnson

51ZvC7v3BBL__SS500

2 OF A KIND (Afar Music) 7/10 It’s the quality of the voice that makes you do a double-take. Gregory Generet is blessed with a baritone of such lusciousness as has rarely been heard in jazz (aside from Andy Bey), making for a distinctive tension between sound and material. But it only takes the opener, […]

Sep
29
2018

Dave Holland

dave res

UNCHARTED TERRITORIES (Dare2/Redeye/Planet) 9/10 They recorded this 50 years after first playing together. Meanwhile Evan Parker had become one of the key post-Coltrane tenor saxophonists, and Dave Holland one of the world’s most revered bassists. The two Britons also epitomised the increasingly pivotal role played by non-Americans in expanding the language of jazz. Completing this […]

Sep
26
2018

ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST

accidental res 1

Drama Theatre, September 14 7/10 Karl Marx thought it religion that stupefied us into obeisance. Writing 127 years later, Dario Fo astutely hit upon what had become the new mass opiate: scandal – and this nearly half a century before Trump, fake news and social media! Imagine the Italian playwright’s nods and winks at our […]

Pages:«1234567...299»