Monthly Archives: December 2015

KAPTIN IS DEAD – 30 ALBUM FAVOURITES OF 2015

I did start to write about each of these but then realised that some of them didn’t quite stand up to scrutiny. This doesn’t mean they weren’t great albums, just that I couldn’t quite put my finger on why and … Continue reading

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Olafur Arnalds – Ljósið

This re-recorded and re-rendered Olafur Arnalds video, resurrected from his 2009 original, seems to sum up this year’s Christmas for me fairly well.

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La Trocamba Matanusca – Aidolemed

La Trocamba Matanusca are a Balkan, Gypsy and Klezmer influenced band from Ontinyent in Spain. I nearly missed the link on this video that led to a free copy of their new album. Thankfully I watched it again and just … Continue reading

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Zuko Colective – Take A Tour (Live Session)

I think I’ve already mentioned that The Brother Moves On was one of my favourite gigs of this year. Well I’ve also just discovered that Zweli Mthembu from the group is also in another excellent band called Zuko Collective. Their … Continue reading

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KAPTIN IS DEAD – 2015 MUSIC VIDEO FAVOURITES

It’s impossible to have a ‘Best Of’ list unless you have been through everything that counts in that category and studied them properly, before grouping them all under an agreed criteria. That said, it’s also impossible to do a ‘favourites’ … Continue reading

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Cécile McLorin Salvant – Wives and Lovers

It’s felt like a great year for Jazz this year. Certainly some of my favourite performances have been in that realm. Kamasi Washington, The Brother Moves On, Snarky Puppy and Gregory Porter have all blown me away amongst others, plus … Continue reading

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Rido & Counterstrike – Let It Roll

Just realised I’ve double booked myself with 2 gigs in Italy on the same weekend as Let It Roll festival. I’m not sure if this track is consoling me or making that realisation hurt even more. Either way it’s cleared … Continue reading

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