Tag: Paul Archibald

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2016…?

Top ten lists. Aren’t they awful? Always incomplete. Always missing your favourite album. Well, this is aJazzNoise’s (my) top ten albums – that I’ve listened to – in 2016. It won’t be your top ten. And if I’d heard all the great music you have then maybe it would look very different. But I haven’t…




Free Nelson Mandoomjazz – The Organ Grinder

Rebecca Sneddon – saxophones Colin Stewart – electric bass Paul Archibald – drums & percussion; piano (track 5); pipe organ (track 11) and featuring: Luc Klein – trumpet (tracks 2, 5, 6, 9) Patrick Darley – trombone (tracks 4, 6) Open the Gate You Are Old Father William Funambule The Woods Calcutta Cutie LORA Bicycle…




The Best Jazz & Noise of 2015…?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted 10 Daily Tunes on Facebook, slowly revealing the aJN top ten albums of 2015. Some things to bear in mind… This is, of course, a highly subjective list. The criteria were, a) what I liked, b) variety, c) there is no c), just a) and b), mainly…




7 Questions for… Free Nelson Mandoomjazz, 2 of 3 – Paul Archibald

As promised, more Free Nelson Mandoomjazz. This week sees Paul Archibald (who hits things in order to produce beautiful sound) answering the same questions alto sax-er Rebecca Sneddon did seven days ago. 1. What was your first musical instrument, and what did it mean to you? An old piano, which is what I first learned…