Garrett Saracho, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad
An excellent Jazz release (Nov 2022) that combines rich latin, jazz, jazz-funk and Afro-Cuban sounds on a single LP; complex yet accessible; thoughtful yet danceable.
Blues to Bliss
Remembering New Orleans gave me a taste for funk – plus jazz, blues and an excellent beer. The thought of not being able to go back made me feel blue for a moment – but that’s all gone now!
Albertos at Torquay
Alberto Y Los Trios Paranoias were always good reliable fun – a mixture of comedy and music forever changing and forever funny. Snuff Boogie!
From Caravan to AC/DC in one day
A pretty good day for me, like so many others in my time at the LSE. This entry from my diary in 1976 has me listening to Caravan in the morning and getting down to the Marquee in the evening to see a completely unknown band called AC/DC…
1992: A great year for gigs
For some reason I seem to have saved quite a few concert tickets over the years, and sifting through them the year 1992 stands out as a particularly good vintage – for me at least.
National Health @ LSE
It is 1976 and with punk happening it is sometimes easy to forget that jazz-rock was also a pretty big ‘underground’ scene at the time, with lots of wild and whacky bands and tunes crashing out of all directions to challenge ear-brain co-ordination.
New & Old: best new record & oldie that still sounds great
Ignorance by Weather Station released February 2021 and Octopus by Gentle Giant released in December 1972. Two records for people who really like music.
1977 Gig Guide
Second year at Uni and I was engrossed in Ents (entertainments), beer, music and gigs. No wonder I only scraped through exams!