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Matthew Ruddick

Author of Funny Valentine, an acclaimed new biography of the jazz trumpet player and singer, Chet Baker.
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Rob Mallows

Sunday, 01 August 2021 01:02

Mikael Máni - Nostalgia Machine

Beautiful sounds emanate from the land of fire and ice to wonderful effect.
Friday, 02 July 2021 18:08

Ari Erev - Close to Home

Israeli pianist brings a subtle dash of Latin to the modern piano trio format, with mostly successful results.
Saturday, 24 October 2020 23:52

Andreas Hourdakis - Underworld

Nothing mythological about this collection of subtle guitar trio tracks.
Sunday, 11 October 2020 03:25

Skeltr - Dorje

Inventive duo largely successful in this up-beat offering that’s all about groove.
Sunday, 02 August 2020 00:30

Wandering Monster - Metropolis/Division

Two track stop-gap promises future riches.
Friday, 19 June 2020 23:11

Niels Lan Doky - River of Time

Chris Minh Doky’s older brother maintains family business: crisp, lyrical jazz.
Saturday, 02 May 2020 01:35

Dinosaur - To the Earth

Laura Jurd-led jazz supergroup thriving, and definitely not extinct.
Saturday, 08 February 2020 06:18

Tonbruket - Masters of Fog

Ex EST low end merchant celebrates decade of genre bending.
Swedish trio shine in Brum’s jewellery district.
  Magnus Öström was the son of an artist couple, and was influenced by the musical tastes of his older brother like Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, The Allman Brothers and Lynyrd Skynyrd. At the age of eight years he built his first drum set and soon played music with a friend, Esbjörn Svensson. Since 1981, he attended the musical grammar school in Västerås and played with Svensson trio. Between 1983 and 1985 he studied at the adult education center in Sjövik before he continued his studies at the Music Academy Stockholm. During this time he played with various bands of the Stockholm scene; between 1987 and 1992 he was a member of the band of singer Monica Borrfors. Since 1989, he was back with Svensson, initially in the group Stock Street B , then again in a trio with the bassist Dan Berglund with an album released in 1993. e.s.t. released twelve albums toured internationally with great success. They played until the accidental death of Svensson.
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