This generous two-disc set is packed with recently recorded Wilko Johnson goodies, including re-workings of several Dr Feelgood favorites.
Articles by: Sammy Stein
There is a sense of David Bowie’s essence here – not the characters he created but Bowie as the song master.
Ballister’s ‘Slag’ is free-form music – played that way and at its best.
The Rolling Stones bring an effervescence and a sense of fun to ‘Blue and Lonesome’ that makes it entirely listenable.
With the new ’57th and 9th,’ Sting makes a welcome return to a more rock-rooted style after a period away from the genre.
Mike Casey is, not to put too fine a point on it, an extraordinary saxophone player.
Memory of Elements’ ‘Now Noise’ is an album with so much going on that you’ll need more than one listen to fully appreciate it.
‘Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker’ crosses so many boundaries – not the least of which is time.
Struck by David Dower’s maturity and musicality, Sammy Stein tracked down this emerging new talent to find out more.
Sam Eastmond, a trumpet player with an eclectic musical taste, writes from his own particular sound world of sources and inspiration.