Category: Recordings

Àlex Reviriego – Fred Astaire

Barcelona bassist Àlex Reviriego is on a roll, right now. Phicus (Astral Spirits) have released one of my favourite albums of 2020. Möhit Trio’s self-titled debut disc brings his sensitivity to the fore (out now on Gusstaff Records). And now, as a lead up to a solo album on tripticks tapes later this year, he’s…




eris 136199 – Peculiar Velocities

“out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field I’ll meet you there” –Jalaluddin Rumi (from the liner notes) Here we are in the field, all frameworks missing, fossilised rules of engagement cracked and broken on the shard-strewn ground… Three maestr@s, three voices, with neither guidelines nor limits nor sense of ‘right’ nor…




J Frisco – Cut Throat

Don’t bother searching for a genre label for J Frisco; they’re more of a ‘not-’ band: not-jazz, not-pop, not-avant-garde…, you get the idea. But they partake of all this and more – shredding, deconstructing, and collaging their influences (including from their other projects, such as the Jemma Freese Trio and Jones’s Beyond Albedo)… it’s a…




aJazzNoise’s picks of 2020

Between COVID-19 putting a stop to touring, and Bandcamp Fridays, there’s been a lot of music released in 2020. The following are the albums that settled deepest into my heart, imagination and/or gut this year. In the proverbial no particular order… – Ferran Besalduch“Argonauta”(call it anything records) “…a gloriously artificial natural world… a self-contained ecosystem…




Anthony Osborne’s 2020 picks

My best of 2020 – albums that I have particularly enjoyed this year (albeit one recorded decades ago), and have stuck in my mind and which seem to be saying something … about us, about music, about the world.  In no particular order, because hierarchies are anathema to me – I’m dead Harmolodic, don’t you…




Dave Jackson’s 2020 picks

I don’t generally like these end of year top ten’s since they omit so much great music and it seems unfair on those who put so much effort into their artistic creations and didn’t make the list. If I’d known that I was going to be invited to contribute to this thing, I’d’ve kept a…




Patrick Shiroishi & Eldar Tagi – Flock / Jessica Ackerley & Patrick Shiroishi – Extremities

Two new albums, both available as downloads and very nice cassette editions, featuring  the prolific and inventive saxophonist and composer Patrick Shiroishi, both duos, each fascinating in their own right, each well worth seeking out. I’m a great admirer of Patrick’s work, while I must admit electronic/multimedia artist Eldar Tagi was new to me when…




Sly & The Family Drone – Walk It Dry

Like most (all?) of Sly & the Family Drone’s output for me, Walk It Dry is far beyond words. (cue more words…) It bruises. It’s relentless. It can be heavy as fuck (heavier than most). And it can convey a quiet stiletto sense of dread.I put this on to wake me up.I put this on…