RECENT LISTENING: July 2021

‘The Antidote’ – Matt Ridley
Matt Ridley, Alex Hitchcock, Ant Law, Tom Hewson, Marc Michel
Release date: 23 July 2021
mattridley.bandcamp.com

‘Revival Room’ – Revival Room
Adam Fairhall, Mark Hanslip, Johnny Hunter
Release date: 30 July 2021
adamfairhall.co.uk / Bandcamp link to follow

‘Where the Streets Lead’ – Slowly Rolling Camera
Dave Stapleton, Elliot Bennett, Deri Roberts + Mark Lockheart, Stuart McCallum, Jasper Høiby, Verneri Pohjola, Chris Potter, Sachal Vasandani, Jon Visanji, Jenni Curiel, James Toll, Victoria Stapleton, Linda Kidwell, Rob Tuson, Phil Daish-Handy, Lionel Handy
Release date: 23 July 2021
editionrecords.com

‘Gated’ – Alex Ward
Alex Ward
Release date: 13 July 2021
discusmusic.bandcamp.com

‘Rising Up’ – Bianco Brackenbury
Tony Bianco, Faith Brackenbury
Release date: 13 July 2021
discusmusic.bandcamp.com

‘Imasche’ – Tomas Challenger/Alexander Hawkins/Mark Sanders
Tomas Challenger, Alexander Hawkins, Mark Sanders
Release date: 16 July 2021
tomchallenger.bandcamp.com

REVIEW: ‘Fragments’ – Fragments

FREE IMPROVISATION has long intrigued me; partly for the certain discovery of the unexpected and unknown, but also for its ability to divide opinion – to maybe startle or even perplex. For the uninitiated, there can be an element of ‘king’s new clothes’ as established musicians ‘nakedly’ create random and often dissonant sounds between them. Yet, deep down, there can be the reward of hitherto unheard textures and sequences to inspire our own thought and imagery.

Read my full review at LondonJazz News…

Released on 15 March 2019 and available at Bandcamp in CD and digital formats.

 

Adam Fairhall piano
Seth Bennett double bass
Johnny Hunter drums

johnnyhuntermusic.com/fragments

Northern Contemporary – nc003 (2019)