Monthly archives: November, 2016

7 Questions for… Àlex Reviriego

To the listener/observer (well, me) bassist Àlex Reviriego appears absolutely at one with his instrument and totally fearless. Lucky to be local, I’ve enjoyed Àlex’s part in projects such as Memoria Uno and Alguns Homes Bons, and in dozens of free improvisations as part of the extended Discordian family. What’s clear from his answers to…




7 Questions for… Marco Serrato

From free metal doom to sweet acoustic songs, Marco Serrato’s bass is versatile and restless. I first heard his playing on one of my favourite releases of the year so far, Raw Tonk’s “Spain is the Place”. That led me to Orthodox (his duo with drummer Borja Díaz) and Sputnik Trio (Orthodox plus Ricardo Tejero…




“Women Drummers” – Angela Smith

“Women Drummers – a history from rock and jazz to blues and country” Angela Smith Rowman & Littlefield ISBN 978-0-8108-8834-0 It’s true, women in music are still under-represented and often under-rated. And it’s possible to argue that it’s especially the case with the drums. There’s an unspoken (actually, often quite outspoken) perception that it’s a…