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Album | Simone Felice - Strangers

When Simone Felice left the band of his siblings The Felice Brothers he made a brave decision. They had made a near classic in Yonder Is The Clock, some five years ago now. Much has changed for Simone since, not… Read more →

For Folk's Sake | For Folk's Sake

The Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope

A magnificently diverse yet coherent set of tracks incorporating countrified psychedelia, punk-rock shredding and probing jazz.

Ludovic Hunter-Tilney | The FT

Charles Tolliver review 'A lithe and youthful figure in a rakish beret'

The gig lacked the punch of Tolliver's 2007 big-band outing, but the canny twists of the 72-year-old trumpeter's themes are always his own

John Fordham | The Guardian

Carlene Carter Carter Girl

A great legacy can be a blessing and a curse, and when your mother is June Carter and your stepdad is Johnny Cash, you're going to have a lot to live up to in the minds of most folks.

All Music | Mark Deming

CD: Phronesis - Life to Everything

Another transporting live album captures the trio at its most joyously direct.

Peter Quinn | The Arts Desk

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Strength in Numbers (2014)

For the second album as leader of his jazz orchestra, New York-based Pete McGuinness says he has "returned to [his] roots," fashioning a series of dapper themes that embody his forward-looking point of view while swinging in the grand tradition of such...

All About Jazz | Jack Bowers

Carlene Carter: Carter Girl review Johnny Cash's stepdaughter revisits Carter Family classics

Carlene Carter comes from a legendary musical family; her grandmother was Maybelle Carter from country music heroes the Carter Family, her mum was June Carter Cash, and her stepfather was Johnny Cash.

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

Phronesis: Life to Everything review powerful live album from unusual jazz trio

Phronesis are a jazz trio built around Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby's sinewy phrasing and huge tone, and encircled by fluent British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger's eerie, birds'-wings sound.

John Fordham | The Guardian

Scottish National Jazz Orchestra: American Adventure

Sometimes an idea seems great on paper, but in execution doesn't exactly work out as planned.

All About Jazz | John Kelman

Nels Cline Singers: Macroscope review glossy pileup of jazz-rock styles

Nels Cline, the LA-born musician and Wilco sideman who was memorably dubbed the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, has a parallel life as a fearless improv and free-jazz investigator – notably with the Nels Cline Singers, the largely...

John Fordham | The Guardian