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Nancy Kerr, Sweet Visitor, album review

Fiddle player Nancy Kerr's first solo album, Sweet Visitor, features Martin Simpson, Emily Smith and James Fagan.

Martin Chilton | The Telegraph

Sweet Visitor review Nancy Kerr veers from the outstanding to the drab

Fiddler, singer and English folk stalwart Nancy Kerr delivers a solo debut of all original material, though you wouldn't know as much, so steeped are its songs in the tunes and diction of tradition.

Neil Spencer | The Guardian

Wadada Leo Smith The Great Lakes Suites

Wadada Leo Smith continues to surprise after winning 2013's Pulitzer Prize for Music for Ten Freedom Summers. Smith has an extended relationship with Norway's TUM label and has issued a series of high-quality recordings for them in a variety of...

All Music | Thom Jurek

Sunjay: Sunjay, album review

Sunjay's folk album is full of intricate guitar picking and features cover versions of songs by James Taylor and Mark Knopfler.

Martin Chilton | The Telegraph

Jackson Browne: 25 great songs

In the 2014 Americana Music Awards, Jackson Browne was awarded the Spirit of Americana/Free Speech in Music Award. Martin Chilton selects the 25 best songs of the Californian singer-songwriter.

Martin Chilton | The Telegraph

Dino Saluzzi Group El Valle de la Infancia

On the occasions when Dino Saluzzi convenes his family group, as he did previously for 1992’s Mojotoro and 2006’s Juan Condori, the Argentinean bandoneon master, now 79, turns reflective.

Jazz Times | Jeff Tamarkin

Sarah Moule: Songs from the Floating World review cool, elegant, immaculate

Together, Sarah Moule, Simon Wallace and Fran Landesman made a perfect trio of talents and still do, even though Fran died three years ago.

Dave Gelly | The Guardian

The Urban Voodoo Machine review furiously energetic and versatile

The Urban Voodoo Machine are an 11-piece London band who come on like a raucous answer to New Yorks Hazmat Modine.

Robin Denselow | The Guardian

Manu Katché: Live in Concert review warm, engaging and melodic

The magnetic French-African drummer Manu Katchés music an amalgam of subtle world-grooves, glimpses of 1960s Blue Note jazz-funk, Scando-ambience and Miles Davis postbop - can sound cooler and more reserved than might be expected from a long-time rock...

John Fordham | The Guardian