Struck by David Dower’s maturity and musicality, Sammy Stein tracked down this emerging new talent to find out more.
Articles by: Sammy Stein
Sam Eastmond, a trumpet player with an eclectic musical taste, writes from his own particular sound world of sources and inspiration.
Mark Wade’s ‘Event Horizon’ is one of those albums you come back to time and again, because it has deep layers. One listen is never enough.
Mats Gustafsson says it is vital to remain open, inquisitive and to explore music. With ‘MG 50: Peace and Fire,’ he does just that.
Forebrace’s ‘Steeped’ captures the essence of live performance with a sense of atmosphere, the odd tweak and squeak – everything which makes live music good.
Donny McCaslin’s ‘Beyond Now’ is an astonishing show of talent and indefinable music which crosses boundaries and merges them – yet retains his jazz influences.
‘Making Rooms’ has a connection, not only between the musicians but with the listener. It is real, emotive and altogether beautiful.
Come on a journey with Charlie Parker. Hear the trials, the outtakes and the false starts of some of his most memorable tunes.
John “Papa” Gros’ ‘River’s On Fire’ is one of those albums you “see,” because the stories are so well told. Mentor Allen Toussaint would be proud.
Paul Jolly, a free jazz musician, producer and advocate, has made good on his own personal mantra: “Wake up every day, and do something positive and with love.”