And pause…

AFTER ALMOST NINE YEARS of recommending hundreds of remarkable recordings, mainly in contemporary jazz/improvisation, I have decided to pause AP Reviews for the time being.

No dramas, no illness, no fall-outs! Just a rebalance in order to pursue other projects, ideas and interests. For me – as listener and player – music only ever increases in its importance; and it has always been a huge privilege to offer my thoughts on new releases and to support the astonishing creativity of musicians in the UK and around the world. My thanks to you all.

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REVIEW: ‘Worry Not’ – Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat

THE LAST fifteen, pandemic-dominated months have undoubtedly pulled focus on our mercurial emotions. So the premise of debut release Worry Not, from Leeds-based tenorist/composer Emma Johnson and her quintet, resonates all the more loudly.

Read my full review at LondonJazz News…

Released on 2 July 2021, Worry Not is available as CD or download at Bandcamp.


Emma Johnson tenor saxophone
Fergus Vickers electric guitar
Richard Jones piano
Angus Milne double bass
Steve Hanley drums

Self-released (2021)