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2011/11/29

Regrettably, another site update much delayed due to circumstances beyond my control. However, slowly catching up, bit by bit. Thus, again in brief.

Two reviews of out of this world gigs, and two fab albums. Starting with the gigs, there's Gilad Atzmon & The OHE - The Road To Bop At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, on Saturday 22nd October 2011. What else can one say but, the mother of the mother of all gigs! Head straight for the Jazz page for more.

Not even a fortnight later, the fabulous Frank Harrison Trio At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, Thursday 3rd November 2011, gave us another dream of a gig. Unforgettable! Again, for more head straight for the Jazz page.

The albums are the amazing Pablo Aslan Quintet's Piazzolla In Brooklyn - And The Rebirth Of Jazz Tango, released just earlier this month. Another album simply to die for that brings the number of albums I've hopelessly fallen in love with this year to five! For more, go to the Jazz, Other World Music. or Other Music page.

And then there's the wonderful Roberto Manzin, Francesco Lo Castro's Improfives from last year, proving once again that contemporary jazz can be both accessible and beautiful, yet meaningful jazz. See the Jazz page for more.

Last but by no means least, an addendum to a recent feature - [Report/Review - Addendum] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 - Addendum (Videos by Tali Atzmon). Almost complete video coverage of this excellent event. Head for the Other Features, Literary, or Jazz page for more.

And finally... Time is approaching fast for the Rainlore's World of Music Albums of the Year! These will be announced in January. And this year, something special is going to be happening in the World Music category! To find out what this is, you'll have to wait a little till nearer the time!

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2011/11/10

Only very briefly today as keep falling further behind. Reviews include two sensational albums that I instantly fell totally in love with. From a little earlier this year there is Yuri Goloubev's Titanic For A Bike - an amazing bass-led album featuring an all-star cast. Head for the Jazz page for more.

Then just in time for its November 8th release we have the latest album from jazz flute giant Mark Weinstein, El Cumbanchero, arranged by piano wizard Aruán Ortiz (whom you can see at the Pizza Express Soho tomorrow as part of the London Jazz Festival) - a total sensation! For more, head straight for the Jazz or Other World Music page.

And a long overdue review of a fantastic gig, the Roland Perrin Ensemble Plays The Jewish Connection At The 606 Club, Chelsea, London SW10, Friday 14th October 2011. Roland Perrin & Co. were just unforgettable! You can head straight for either the Jazz, Other World Music, or Jewish Music page for more - musical polymath Perrin fits in just about anywhere.

 

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2011/11/01

Due to unforeseen circumstances beyond my control, site updates are regrettably three in number and about three weeks behind. Today sees the first of these at last.

Reviews start with the more than exceptional, extraordinary Alex Hutton Trio's Launch For Legentis At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 Thursday, 6th October 2011. Following a series of exceptional gigs lately, this had to be the crowning glory! Head straight for the Jazz page for more.

World music albums hardly come any more extraordinary than Mashasha's self-titled debut solo album, Mashasha. If you follow DJ Ritu's fabulous A World in London world music radio show on SOAS Radio (or as podcasts on iTunes), you would have heard two fantastic tracks from this outstanding album already. For more, head straight for the Other World Music page.

Last but by no means least, a report/review feature of Gilad Atzmon's Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011. Part of the launch for Atzmon's controversial The Wandering Who? - A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics, the event was an unqualified success, attracting a large crowd and a tiny band of pickets from the 'Jews only' club J-BIG. Go straight to the Literary, Other Features, or Jazz page for more.

The next (second) outstanding site update will follow very shortly.

 

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2011/10/05

Album reviews have had to take a bit of a back seat lately but will be back shortly. This time, we have two more reviews of truly exceptional gigs. The Nicolas Meier Group - Journey - Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1 on Wednesday 28th September 2011 was a journey you really shouldn't have missed! For more, head straight to the Jazz or Other World Music page.

A few days later, the John Turville Trio - Live At Kings Place, King's Cross, London N1 on Saturday 1st October 2011 was another experience not to be missed. Again, head straight for the Jazz page for more.

A new article, The Neo-Book Burners And 'The People Of The Book', is about the smear campaigns against Gilad Atzmon and his latest book The Wandering Who? and those who are in support. We can only express our fullest solidarity with Atzmon and the cause of freedom. We also quote Atzmon's article Are They Really 'The People Of The Book?' of 29th September in full. Head straight for the Literary, Other Features, or Jazz page for more.

 

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2011/09/27

Just one review this time, but it's of a fab gig - Metamorphic Live At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 on 22nd September 2011! Laura Cole and her Metamorphic sextet rocked! Head straight for the Jazz page for more.

Also, there's some fantastic news about 2010/11 UK Calypso Monarch Alexander D Great and his 2011 winning calypso with Debra 'PanDiva' Romain, Trials Of A Pan Woman, on the Other World Music and Steel Pan pages!

 

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2011/09/20:

At last! The review of the second album that I previously noted I'd hopelessly fallen in love with. This is the world-class Alex Hutton Trio's fabulous Legentis. Surely an award winner in the making! Head straight for the Jazz page for more on this and news of some great upcoming gigs.

What other titan of the jazz world is there who is also an acclaimed author? Gilad Atzmon's The Wandering Who? - A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics is exactly what it says and will be published on 30th September. Controversial, revealing, illuminating and engaging. For more on this and the book's launch head straight for the Literary or Jazz page.

 

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2011/09/12

On my FB wall I noted the other day that I'd totally - hopelessly! - fallen in love with two new albums. Here's the review of the first of these. (The second will follow next time.) It is nothing less than Heidi Vogel's sensational Lágrimas De Um Pássaro - Tears Of A Bird - an album and a voice to die for! Head straight for the Jazz or Other World Music page for more. Also on the former, there's news of the launch gig for the Alex Hutton Trio's outstanding new album.

Another album also proved a delightful surprise, Oz Almog & Shantel's compilation Kosher Nostra - Jewish Gangsters' Greatest Hits, comprising tracks from a vast variety of artists - Jewish and otherwise - correlated to the 'Kosher Nostra.' Intrigued? Of course you are! For more head for the Jewish Music or Other Music page.

And finally, a gig review, of sorts. It's the fabulous Mashasha & Sam Live - Powerdown @ The Power House - Industry Showcase - 70 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4, Wednesday 7th September, 2011. As it says on the tin, this was an industry showcase, and I'd been asked for comments on this superb duo from Zimbabwe. See the Other World Music page for more.

There's also news of the - sadly already ongoing - London African Music Festival. What a fab series of gigs!

 

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2011/08/30

Come one, come all, come see - a review / report of the UK Calypso Monarch 2011 Finals At The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London W11, On Thursday 25th August 2011. An unmissable, fabulous show that saw reigning Calypso Monarch Alexander D Great defending his crown! For more head straight for the Other World Music or Steel Pan page.

A special feature this time comes in the shape of A Retrospective OF DJ Ritu's A World in London pre-SOAS Radio Soundcloud and Mixcloud Cloudcasts. This is an overview of DJ Ritu's fabulous interim AWiL shows featuring all the shows embedded on a single page. Head straight to the Other World Music or Other Features page for more.

 

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2011/08/21

Hot on the heels of last week's update, a very special one! Just one review - reigning UK Calypso Monarch Alexander D Great's calypso to defend his crown in 2011, Trials Of A Pan Woman with 'Pan Diva' Debra Romain. This was issued as a special edition CD single in aid of Artists For East African Famine Relief a couple of weeks ago. A first for Rainlore's World of Music, a review of a single track single (and an early mix at that), but this song is so hot it will burn you! Head for the Other World Music or Steel Pan page for more.

 

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2011/08/18

A much delayed update, alas! On the album review front, there's a well overdue review of Monsieur Camembert's wonderful 4th (double) album, simply self-titled Monsieur Camembert, which won them a well deserved third ARIA Award for best world music album. A kind of retrospective of mainly previously unreleased live material, it's a must have! Head straight for the Other World Music, Jewish Music or Other Music page for more.

Then, a review of a really superb gig in a very good cause - Artists For East African Famine Relief At The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London W11 on 6th August 2011, presented by WOM@TT in association with Carnival Village and COLOURFUL. Eleven acts came together for a wonderful performance that was put together in an amazingly short time. Big names included such stars as Britain's reigning Calypso Monarch Alexander D Great, Mosi Conde, and others! For more, head straight to the Other World Music page.

All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and the Folkwaves campaigns, plus the first of DJ Ritu's new AWiL shows for SOAS Radio of 12th July embedded on the page is to be found in the feature 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 7th August 2011. Yes, A World in London's new home is on SOAS Radio! Broadcast live at 4pm every Tuesday, and also available from SOAS Radio online soon after, the show is now also available as podcasts from iTunes! Go straight to the Other World Music or Other Features page for more. And don't forget to keep checking DJ Ritu's own web site for all the latest on the AWiL show, EBU wm charts, all the latest Hot Tracks and gig listings and more!

Still on a world music slant, news about Klezmer in the Park 2011 can be found on the Other World Music or Jewish Music page.

Last but by no means least, the publication date of jazz giant and activist Gilad Atzmon's latest and eagerly anticipated book, The Wandering Who? is approaching fast. For more, head for the Literary or Jazz page.

 

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2011/07/24

'Super Sunday' - three reviews of absolute crackers! First, a theatrical review of the show of shows - 'Midnight Tango' Starring Vincent Simone And Flavia Cacace At Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, on Tuesday, 19th July 2011. No kidding, this really is the theatrical event of the year! For more head straight for the Other World Music or Other Music page.

Released only days ago, Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project's Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project is a superb straight-ahead jazz album that swings. A real beaut! Head straight to the Jazz or Jewish Music page for more.

The final review is of a monster of a double album, released back in 2007 but as fresh and exciting as the day it was recorded. You cannot possibly be without Monsieur Camembert's Famous Blue Cheese - The Leonard Cohen Show, a live tribute double CD and the Cohen tribute of all Cohen tributes. See the Other World Music or Other Music page for more.

Last but not least, there's more exciting news about DJ Ritu's A World in London on the Other World Music page. And don't forget to keep checking DJ Ritu's own web site for all the latest on the AWiL show, EBU wm charts, all the latest Hot Tracks and gig listings and more!

 

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2011/07/18

Much delayed due to unavoidable circumstances, this site update brings with it only one review, but it's of the mother of all mothers of gigs - Gilad Atzmon With Strings At Ronnie Scott's, Soho, London W1, on Tuesday 12th July, 2011. For more, head straight for the Jazz page.

All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns, plus the latest July 8th AWiL show by DJ Ritu embedded on the page is to be found in the feature 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 10th July 2011. Plus, news is that DJ Ritu is now broadcasting a new A World in London weekly on Tuesdays on SOAS Radio since 12th July! Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Features page for more. And don't forget to keep checking DJ Ritu's own web site for all the latest on the AWiL show, EBU wm charts, all the latest Hot Tracks and gig listings and more!

There's also important news about the spectacular Midnight Tango show currently touring the country (and in Westcliffe-on-Sea this week) starring stars of TV's Strictly Come Dancing Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace and featuring the music of Tango Siempre with Guillermo Rozenthuler, to be found on the Other Music and Other World Music pages.

Reviews of some real crackers of albums coming up very shortly!

 

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2011/06/29

Three album reviews today. To start with, a real cracker of an album from the nice folks at MGP Records - Gabrielle Ducomble's debut jazz album J'ai Deux Amours. I have two loves, indeed. This gorgeous album and Ms. Ducomble's exquisite voice. To find out more, head straight for the Jazz page.

From the world music scene comes a superb West African/Western fusion album, the Moussa Diallo Quartet's Acoustic Groove. Released back in 2008, this wonderful album oozes authenticity and needs checking out! Head straight to the Other World Music page for more.

Last but not least, a real cracker of a live cabaret album from the Queen of cabaret herself, Ute Lemper's Blood & Feathers - Live From Café Carlyle. Dating from 2005, live cabaret just doesn't get any better than this. For more head for the Other Music page.

A rare opportunity to hear the Charlie Parker and John Coltrane of modern jazz himself, Gilad Atzmon with his tribute to Bird, Gilad Atzmon with Strings, in London. Atzmon will be at Ronnie Scott's on Tuesday 12th July and Wednesday 13th July. Early booking advisable! See the Jazz page for details.

 

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2011/06/17

Another slightly delayed site update, but here it is at last! Reviews consist of one monster of a fabulous gig and two very exciting albums.

The monster of a fabulous gig is of course none other than jazz giant Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, on Friday, 10th June 2011. So much excitement in one gig ought to carry a health warning! And a warning that your socks will be blown off! (I'm still looking for mine.) Head straight for the Jazz page for more.

The first of the albums is Raaga Trio's exciting 2010 debut album, The Other Edge. A fascinating blend of jazz and West African traditional music, this is one of the most interesting albums of its kind yet, as well as one of the musically most successful yet. Again, head straight for the Jazz, or Other World Music, page for more.

The second album comes from metal band Seven7 and is their long awaited, exciting second album, Under Eye. How much better could contemporary metal get? To find out, head to the Other Music page.

Last but not least, all the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns, plus! Not just one but two new shows by DJ Ritu embedded on the page - DJ Ritu Spiced! and an A World in London Sona Jobarteh Special June 2011 - in the feature 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 16th June 2011. Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Features page for more. And don't forget to keep checking DJ Ritu's own web site for all the latest on the AWiL show, EBU wm charts, all the latest Hot Tracks and gig listings and more!

 

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2011/06/09

The current site update has been delayed somewhat due to unforeseen circumstances, and there was only sufficient time for reviews of two, however a-ma-zing gigs. The Japan Fundraiser Concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, on Monday 30th May 2011 in aid of the Japanese Red Cross and the victims of the recent catastrophic tsunami featured a simply amazing all-star line-up and was a most memorable event indeed. Head straight for the Jazz or Other Music page for more.

Then, there was the no less amazing Asaf Sirkis Trio Live at The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SBC, London SE1, on Friday 3rd June 2011, as part of The London Guitar Festival, featuring special guest guitarist the stellar Carl Orr. Again head straight for the Jazz or Other Music page for more.

Also see the Jazz page for a last minute reminder about jazz giant Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's two day residency at the Pizza Express tomorrow, Friday 10th June and Saturday 11th. Hurry up to book as only a very few tickets are left for Saturday, more for tomorrow.

For news of a superb accordion event starring maestro Romano Viazzani please see the Classical or Jazz page. There were a few other accordion related events but unfortunately news of these came just too late and they have now passed already.

One of Britain's premier Jewish music ensembles, Shir, have a couple of events coming up so please head for the Jewish Music page for details.

 

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2011/05/29

Lots to get through with today. To start with, three reviews, two of albums and one an amazing gig. Regrettably, due to temporary computer problems which mean having to do all html-related work away from base, I'm a bit behind with the album reviews - if your album hasn't been reviewed yet, it will be as soon as circumstances permit so please be patient a little longer.

The first of today's album reviews is of the fabulous Maroon Town's Urban Myths. If old skool ska, reggae, two-tone and the like are your bag, this is definitely for you! And fans of quality dub and rap don't get short-changed either. Head straight for the Other Music page for more.

The second album comes in the shape of a truly amazing debut from the John Martin Quartet, Dawning. Accessible yet solid jazz is alive and thriving as maybe it never has before, and this debut is further proof of this. John Martin and his quartet bear looking out for! For more, head straight to the Jazz page.

There, you will also find the full results of the recent Parliamentary Jazz Awards!

Last but absolutely by no means least, a review of the Julian Siegel Quartet's sensational launch gig for their recently released album, Urban Theme Park - The Julian Siegel Quartet Live At the Vortex last Tuesday, 24th May. Actually, sensational barely begins to describe this orgy of a gig! Head for the Jazz page for more.

Finally, all the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns, plus the most recent AWiL show of 21st May embedded on the page, in the feature 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 26th May 2011. Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Features page for more. And don't forget to keep checking DJ Ritu's own web site for all the latest on the AWiL show, EBU wm charts, all the latest Hot Tracks and gig listings!


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Also, there's news from Debbie Golt of Outerglobe/WOM@TT about this years City Showcase: Roots & Flutes event, which will now take place on 17th September in Mile End Park, London E14 (admission: free). Applications for selection must now be received by the new closing date of 15th July to talent AT cityshowcase.co.uk. Please see City Showcase's press release for full details.

City Showcase are looking for talented musicians of any age, solo or bands or orchestras; from steel bands to reggae or Rai, from classical ensembles to gospel choirs, from African to South American and all points across Asia and Europe including modern fusion roots.

All applicants will be entered into a public vote to select ten to perform on 17th September in front of an expert and celebrity panel at an entirely FREE event in Mile End Park. The overall winner will receive mentoring and performance slots in the Olympic year of 2012.

Entry for selection is FREE.

City Showcase has a proven track record of showcasing and helping young musicians of all genres including Jonathan Ansell, Myleene Klass, Panjabi Hit Squad, Jay Sean, Amy Dickson, O Duo, Modeste Hugues, Abdulkader Saadoun, Raghu Dixit – who have just won a Songlines Award, Camilla Kerslake, Raven Quartet, Sway, N-Dubz, Amy Winehouse, and Keane.

They now want to encourage musicians working in traditional or classical fields or who are fusing the old with the new to showcase their talents. Please note that, on this occasion, pure pop artists will not be selected.

Apply by emailing talent AT cityshowcase.co.uk with your contact details and links to your biog, pic and music saying where you saw the invitation to apply . Closing date 15th July 2011.

A last-minute reminder that an all-star Japan Fundraiser gig is taking place tomorrow, Monday 30th May, 8pm (doors open 7pm) at the Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho in Dean Street. ALL-STAR BENEFIT GIG: KIT DOWNES / GILAD ATZMON / SARAH GILLESPIE / BARB JUNGR / GWYNETH HERBERT / MARI WILSON (The Neasden Soul Queen herself!) PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS. Expect a riotous mix of be-bop, cabaret, lyrical folk, blues and virtuosity. Feat Enzo Zirilli (drums), Ben Bastin (bass) and Simon Wallace (piano). Tickets £20. Book here:
http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/ or call 0845 6027 017.

And definitely finally, don't miss jazz giant Gilad Atzmon & The OHE are at the Pizza Express for 2 nights, on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June. The 11th is already good as sold out, so make sure to book for the 10th NOW! You can also book by phone on 0845 6027 017. It's the standard OHE line-up of Gilad Atmon (saxophones and clarinet), Frank Harrison (piano), Yaron Stavi (bass), Eddie Hick (drums). A riotously good time is guaranteed as always! The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho is at 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW. Admission is a paltry £20. Doors from 7.30pm.

 

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2011/05/18

A gig and an album review this time. The former is of a truly remarkable gig, the John Turville Trio At The Forge in Camden Town, London NW1, on Thursday, 12th May. If you missed this, you'll probably want to kick yourself! And in late breaking news, John Turville has just won the prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award for Album of the Year 2010 for the John Turville Trio's Midas, reviewed here last week. Huge congrats go out to Turville and his team! Head straight to the Jazz page for more.

The album review comes in the shape of Teymour Housego's sensational debut leader album Haunting Bazaar with Yves Mesnil. World music / world beat with an Indian slant with a difference! For more head straight for the Other World Music or Other Music page.

News of some fabulous accordion events can be found on the Classical and Other World Music pages.

 

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2011/05/09

This current site update was originally scheduled to 'go live' around the 26th/27th April. However, the computer had different plans and decided to die on the 21st! RIP - Rust in pieces! As current computer arrangements are of a temporary nature and I am only able to work on the site intermittently, site updates may regrettably be a little sporadic for the time being. However, to compensate, today's update is a real cracker!

To kick off, a review of the John Turville Trio's (even then!) long overdue debut album from 2009, Midas, recently nominated for the 2010 Album of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. And if you want to catch the fab John Turville Trio live, this Thursday 12th May's your chance at the superb The Forge Arts Venue in Camden Town, London NW1 - don't miss! For more, head straight for the Jazz page.

After almost six months in preparation, a major new feature is finally here and exclusive to Rainlore's World of Music. In 2006, jazz giant Gilad Atzmon released a momentous album, Gilad Atzmon Presents Artie Fishel And The Promised Band. Associated with this was also an online game, The Bagel Shooter Game. We are now able to proudly present The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages, which also include The Bagel Shooter Game, A Brief Guide To Artie Fishel And The Promised Band, and the already previously published fiction, What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? Artie F. just will not go away! And there will be more to come! Head straight for the Jazz, or Other Features page.

Last but by no means least, all the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns, plus the most recent AWiL show of 20th April embedded on the page, in 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 8th May 2011. Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Features page for more.

 

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2011/04/19

One album and two gig reviews today. The album in question is the excellent The Nat Martin Band's debut album Don't Lose Your Cool. Heavily blues-based, with funk, jazz, soul, jazz-rock influences. A fantastic debut effort! Head for the Other Music page for more.

And the two fab gigs were first of all last Friday's album launch for The Rock Between, Metamorphic Live At The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, London N6. A highly enjoyable gig, and I'm only sorry I can't attend their next one tomorrow at Charlie Wright's in London. The Jazz page is your friend for more on this. And, err, yes, the Classical page!

Then, last night's Mumbai Jazz Feat. Larry Coryell, Ned McGowan, Ronu Majumdar & Rajesh Rajbhatt At The Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, London SE1 proved no less enjoyable. But, hey, this is Larry Coryell we're talking about, one of the great guitar deities! For more, head for the Jazz or Other World Music page.

Still trying to figure out how a copy of May's Mojo freeby disc found its way here in a plain Jiffy sans return address, sans identifiable post mark. Everybody makes a mistake sometimes, but I really wasn't expecting anything else last week. It's a mystery! S** it, I give up - who was the joker then?

 

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2011/04/12

Three album reviews today. The fabulous soundtrack album to Bethany Jameson and Romano Viazzani's equally fabulous music theatre production The Accordionist is one of those rare soundtrack albums that holds up well in its own right. For more head straight to the Other Music or Classical page.

We also have the Julian Siegel Quartet's unmissable new album, Urban Theme Park, which will be released on 18th April. Head straight for the Jazz page for more.

And we've finally caught up with The Unthanks' glorious 2009 release Here's The Tender Coming. Their latest stunning album, Last, was just released last month and we hope to catch up with that soon, too. Head straight for the Other World Music page for more.

There, as well as on the Other Features page, you'll also find news of the latest feature on the Save DJ Ritu's A World in London show on BBC London and Save' Folkwaves' on BBC Radio Derby campaigns, 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 11th April 2011 and more.

 

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2011/04/06

A quick interim update today to bring you a review of last night's London Premiere of Bethany Jameson And Romano Viazzani In 'The Accordionist' At The New End Theatre, Hampstead, London NW3, Tuesday 5th April, 2011. Head straight for the Other Music or Classical page for more!

Also, a few snippets of news on the Jazz and Other World Music pages.

 

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2011/04/03

Just a review of a fabulous private gig that didn't make it last time due to time constraints - Guillermo Rozenthuler And Martin Alvarado - Private Recital at Swiss Cottage, London NW3, Sunday 20th March 2011. Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Music page for more.

Also, don't forget Bethany Jameson and Romano Viazzani's The Accordionist will be starting it's London run on April 5th at the New End Theatre, Hampstead. A feast for all connoisseurs of Piaf and the chanson genre as well as of the accordion. Head straight for the Other Music or Classical page for more.

 

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2011/03/24

Reviews this time include the fabulous Ben Bastin Trio Live At the Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, with their album launch for The Missing Piece on 23rd March - a sensational performance - and two outstanding albums. More about the Ben Bastin Trio on the Jazz or Classical page.

The first of the albums is another bass-led (yes, they do seem to come along in batches) effort. It's modern maestro of tango jazz Pablo Aslan's Grammy nominated and finalist Tango Grill. And it's another of those absolute must have albums that's simply to die for. For more head straight to the Other World Music, Jazz, or Other Music page.

Last but by no means least among today's reviews, there's Anglo-Australian folk legend and Aussie national treasure Danny Spooner's brand new album with fellow singer Duncan Brown, The Fox, The Hare And The Poacher's Fate. Grassroots folk at its very best. Head straight for the Other World Music page for more.

There's also news of an unusual gig with London-based tango and Argentine folk song supremo Guillermo Rozenthuler and leading Argentine tanguero Martin Alvarado, who had just arrived from Argentina. This took place last Sunday and will be reviewed here next time. For more head to the Other World Music or Other Music page.

Articles and features also offer varied fare. We have an exclusive interview with violinist extraordinaire and singer Lizzie Ball, whose latest wonderful album with one of her ensembles, Eclectica!, Flight Of Fancy has just been released (and that we reviewed here some time ago already). It proved a fascinating chat, in which we also talked about Ms. Ball's work with Nigel Kennedy and his Orchestra of Life among lots of other topics. For more head straight to the Jazz, Classical or Other Music page, or the Other Features page. (This should have been here with the previous site update but due to time constraints had to wait for today.)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 22nd March 2011 brings you all the latest news, info, comment, gossip and more about the campaigns to have BBC Local Radio shows DJ Ritu's A World in London, Mick & Lester's Folkwaves and others restored to their rightful places and to save BBC Local Radio itself. And of course there's news from DJ Ritu herself and her latest A World in London Goes Solo cloudcast for March 21st, now available on Mixcloud and of course also embedded on the current campaigns news page, and more. Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Features page for more.

Not only, but also: What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? is a humorous, semi-satirical fictional look at that question, which was inspired by some peculiar search engine queries of that nature that led to this site. Artie F., of course, is none other but modern jazz legend Gilad Atzmon's invention and alter ego from his 2006 album, Gilad Atzmon Presents Artie Fishel And The Promised Band. Intrigued? Find out more on the Jazz, Other Features, or Literary page.

Also, news of jazzy singer-songwriter extraordinaire Sarah Gillespie teaming up with Oxford's renowned Caroline Bird for a veritable poetry fest - see the Literary, Other Music or Jazz page for more.

And finally, a reminder that Bethany Jameson and Romano Viazzani's The Accordionist will be starting it's London run - already extended! - on April 5th at the New End Theatre, Hampstead. A feast for all connoisseurs of Piaf and the chanson genre as well as of the accordion. Head straight for the Other Music or Classical page for more on this.

 

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2011/03/14

A full four album reviews this time, although two of these should really count as a double album. All four come from the jazz world, essentially. Literally a last minute affair is the album that came straight off the mixing and mastering desk over the net the other day. It's the Ben Bastin Trio's debut album The Missing Piece, to be released and launched at The Forge in Camden on March 23rd. A devastatingly brilliant album.

Another exciting debut album comes from pianist/composer Laura Cole's band Metamorphic, The Rock Between. Another superb album, I had this since January but had been asked if I could hold the review till close to the release and tour, due at the beginning of April with the launch gig at The Red Hedgehog in Highgate on April 15th. Laura Cole's onto something new and fresh with her sextet, something quite extraordinary...

The other two albums are the promised catch-ups with Israeli free jazz and sax giant Albert Beger's Evolving Silence Vol. 1 and Evolving Silence Vol. 2 with the extraordinary US free jazz/avant-garde rhythm section of Hamid Drake and William Parker. If you think free jazz isn't your thing, have a look/listen and think again!

For more on these reviews and other news, head straight for the Jazz page.

There's also more news of Bethany Jameson and Romano Viazzani's The Accordionist, which will be starting it's London run - already extended! - on April 5th at the New End Theatre, Hampstead. Head straight for the Other Music or Classical page for more on this.

For news from the world music scene including news of folk legend Danny Spooner's latest album The Fox, The Hare And The Poacher's Fate with Duncan Brown and also including all the latest about the campaigns concerning DJ Ritu's A World in London and Mick Peat's and Lester Simpson's Folkwaves shows and much, much more, head for the Other World Music page. The campaign news is on its own feature page, 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 13th March 2011 in full.

Panorama and carnival in Trinidad & Tobago have been and gone for another year. The feature 2011 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama Championships - Full Results lists all the results of this year's competition and proffers some comment as well. At the moment, the results of the zonal preliminaries for the Traditional Bands are still missing but will be added in a 'silent' update probably in the next few days. Head for the Steel Pan page for more.

You can also find out more about these two features on the Other Features page of course.

N.B. - Upload of this current site update has been delayed by one day due to unavoidable circumstances.

 

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2011/03/06

Reviews this week of two albums. Cape jazz pioneer and 'safrojazz' inventor Morris Goldberg's superb Jazz In Transit - Live In Cape Town doesn't cover the whole of the original double vinyl but nonetheless feels complete in itself and this single CD re-release, long over-due, is a most welcome discovery. Head straight to the Jazz or Other World Music page for more, where you'll also find all the usual news.

Much as I wish I could be more positive, the second album is alas less than superb. Keith Waithe's Gathering Echoes is none of the things that last week's Kaira Kora Afrika by Mosi Conde for instance is. Gathering Echoes tries to be jazz, it tries to be world music, and a whole lot besides, but in the end doesn't succeed being any of these really. For more, head to the Other World Music (where it fits better) or the Jazz page.

This week's news, info, comment and more from the Save DJ Ritu's A World in London show on BBC London and Save' Folkwaves' on BBC Radio Derby campaigns can be found on the feature page 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 4th March 2011. There's also a new supplement, Supplementary Notes To DJ Ritu's A World in London Iranian Music Special With Fari Bradley of 4th December, 2010. And last but not least, three lengthy, extended news items from this page with all the latest news, info, comment, gossip and more concerning the AWiL and Folkwaves campaigns for 24th January and 1st and 8th February have been moved to their own pages, respectively: 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 24th January 2011, 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 1st February 2011, and 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 8th February 2011. Head straight for the Other World Music page for more.

Last but by no means least - last minute news, scandal and more and the results of last night's Trinidad & Tobago National Panorama Finals at the Queen's Park Savannah, Port of Spain, are on the Steel Pan page of course.

 

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2011/02/24

A review this week of a real cracker and a joy of a debut album from Mosi Conde, Kaira Kora Afrika. Conde is a griot from Guinea - Conakry, based in London, and is making big waves on the world music scene. For more on this fabulous album head straight for the Other World Music page.

There, you will also find details on all the latest news, info, gossip, comment and more in the latest feature, 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 23rd February 2011, concerning the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns. This can also be found on the Other Features page.

News from master accordionists Romano Viazzani and Eddie Jay and their respective shows and forthcoming albums, The Accordionist, with singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and playwright Bethany Jameson, and Piaf - The Songs, with chanson/cabaret singer Eve Loiseau and featuring violinist Fiona Barrow, can be found on the Classical and Other Music pages.

Plus news from the Jazz world, including a video featuring Israeli free jazz/avant-garde great Albert Beger talking about Peacemaker, the latest about the legendary Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's The Tide Has Changed international spring tour, singer Tali Atzmon's latest gig, and formidable young bassist Ben Bastin's forthcoming debut album launch with his Ben Bastin Trio can be found on the Jazz page, of course.

 

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2011/02/17

Reviews of a duo of albums from Israel. Avant-garde/free jazz wizard Albert Beger's 5's Listening, a quintet album from back in 2004 is well worth catching up with. Head straight for the Jazz page for more on this and other news from the jazz world, including the sad passing of Sir George Shearing OBE - RIP.

The second review is of a jaw-dropping debut album from guitar virtuoso Yair Yona, Remember. Ry Cooder better watch out for this picking genius! Head straight for the Other World Music or Other Music page for more on this and other news.

A new feature page, 'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 17th February 2011, deals with all the latest news, info, comment and more concerning the campaigns around the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves shows. More on the Other World Music or Other Features page.

More news also on the Steel Pan, Classical, Jewish Music and Literary pages.

Please note that as part of ongoing site maintenance the 2010 version of this page has now been moved to the Archives.

 

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2011/02/08

The review of world-class Israeli avant-garde and free-jazz sax maestro Albert Beger's latest album Peacemaker, with his new Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band. is here at last. Head straight to the Jazz page for more on this, and Beger's forthcoming Tel Aviv Jazz Fest appearance, plus news of a rare trio performance by Indo-jazz clarinettist Arun Ghosh. Also, sad news that great British jazz drummer Tony Levin died on 2nd February, aged 71. RIP.

For the latest news from the Save DJ Ritu's A World in London show on BBC London and Save' Folkwaves' on BBC Radio Derby campaigns to have these invaluable programmes reinstated on BBC Local Radio and to preserve diversity in local broadcasting in general and 'specialist music' programming specifically, head straight for the Other World Music page, which also carries news of a rare trio performance by Indo-jazz clarinettist Arun Ghosh and an interesting item for free reed exponents as well as aficionados.

Exciting news of The Beatles, Blues and Blue Violin Project's forthcoming UK tour, featuring former E.L.O. and Electric Light Orchestra Part ll and now The Orchestra members Mik Kaminski (he of the famous ELO’s Blue Violin) and Phil Bates, and The Eleanor Rigby Experience's Tina McBain, can be found on the Other Music page. Also featured is a reminder that the new music theatre show, The Accordionist, by and starring singer-songwriter, cabaret performer and playwright Bethany Jameson and accordion maestro Romano Viazzani and directed by Andrew Morton opens in Poole this Friday, 11th February, at the Lighthouse Studio, as well as an interesting item for free reed exponents as well as aficionados by bandoneonista extraordinaire Julian Rowlands. The latter two items can also be found on the Classical page.

NB - Due to unforeseen circumstances this site update had to be held over for an extra day. However, this provided an opportunity to add last minute news to the A World in London and Folkwaves campaign thread.

 

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2011/02/01

This week, a review of world-class Israeli jazz saxophonist Albert Beger's 2008 release of The New Albert Beger Quartet's Big Mother, an exciting as well as moving album with its deep spirituality. More of Beger in the coming weeks. For more on this, plus gig news and more, head straight for the Jazz page.

More news about the campaigns to have DJ Ritu's A World in London and Mick & Lester's Folkwaves programmes reinstated on the Other World Music page., along with miscellaneous gig news plus more exciting news about premiere tango ensemble Tango Siempre with Guillermo Rozenthuler and the exciting Midnight Tango show starring Strictly's Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. This latter story can also be found on the Classical page.

More gig news also on the Jewish Music page.

 

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2011/01/24

You may have missed the brilliant Sarah Gillespie's album launch at The Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho in support of her new album with jazz giant Gilad Atzmon, In The Current Climate, which took place on Thursday 20th, but it is reviewed here. This is no substitute for catching 'Magnificent Sarah' live yourself though! For more, head for the Other Music or Jazz page.

On the latter you'll also find news of Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble's spring tour.

There's also news for metal and especially magnificent band Seven7 fans on the Other Music page.

The Other World Music page sees last week's news, comment and info concerning the campaigns to have DJ Ritu's A World in London and Mick & Lester's Folkwaves shows reinstated expanded into a separate feature as Specialist Music And BBC Local Radio - Special Feature 2011/01/17. (See also the Articles & Features page.) Plus, more news, comment and info about the campaigns. And news from Trinidad & Tobago's one and only David Rudder!

For news about a new music theatre show, The Accordionist, by and starring Bethany Jameson and accordion maestro Romano Vizzani head straight to the Other Music and Classical pages.

It's been long in planning and preparation, and now the time is approaching very fast for a very special exclusive new feature to actually appear in the pages of Rainlore's World of Music! Coming soon!

 

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2011/01/17

Lots of news for today. For news about the amazing Sarah Gillespie's current UK tour and the launch gig for her new album with Gilad Atzmon, In The Current Climate, at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in Soho this Thursday head straight for the Other Music or Jazz pages.

Other gig news includes gigs by the Tali Atzmon Trio (Other Music and Jazz pages), Orient House Ensemble drummer Eddie Hick with They Say Jump (Other Music, Jazz and Other World Music pages), and Chicago-based flamenco guitarist extraordinaire Mehran (Other World Music page). Also, a series of accordion-related events (Classical and Other Music pages).

Outstanding blues artist and singer-songwriter Wolf Krakowski's A/V page has seen another update - for details see the Other Music and Jewish Music pages.

There is also extended news, comment and more from the campaigns to get DJ Ritu's A World In London and Mick & Lester's Folkwaves programmes reinstated on BBC Local Radio on the Other World Music page. This substantial item will be moved to its own feature page with the next site update.

Further news also on the Steel Pan, Other Features, and Literary pages.

Please be aware that due to long-overdue 'site maintenance' being in progress, new items may be a little slow in coming along for a while although we'll do our best. Please also note that the 2010 content of this page will be moved to the Archives section soon.

 

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2011/01/09

The first album actually reviewed in the New Year comes in the shape of an album from the klezmer scene that is firmly pitched at the general world music audience. It is the Red Hot Chachkas' fabulous Beats Without Borders. Head to the Other World Music or Jewish Music pages for more.

On both pages you'll also find news of woodwind ace Seth Kibel's (of, among others, The Alexandria Kleztet) fab New Year performance with Maggie Sansone at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center, and a link to a video of the whole fantastic show!

Further news of the campaigns to save/re-instate the A World in London and Folkwaves shows on BBC Local Radio and preserve diversity and specialist music programming on the BBC can also be found on the Other World Music page.

Yet another well known and much loved musician passed away this past week. He hated fame, yet when he sang about it, it only brought him even more of it! Gerry Rafferty died after a long illness on 4th January. He and the probably greatest pop anthem of the 1970s, 1978's Baker Street, with its iconic alto sax riff, will never be forgotten. For more, and a video of the original version of Baker Street, head for the Other Music page. RIP, Gerry Rafferty.

Finally, for news of Sarah Gillespie's tour to promote her sensational new album In The Current Climate head for the Jazz or Other Music page.

Hoping to get busy with some long overdue site maintenance in the coming weeks, so things may slow down a bit temporarily in terms of new material.

 

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2011/01/03

Continuing from last week the features section today boasts the concluding Part Two of an exclusive in-depth interview with jazz flute and Afro-Latin jazz legend Mark Weinstein. Among the many topics covered are exciting forthcoming projects from Weinstein. Head straight to the Jazz page for more.

Also this week, we catch up with a review of the most recent album by the fabulous Maxwell Street Klezmer Band, in the shape of Joe Black With The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band's Eight Nights Of Joy. Not only a perfect album for Chanukah but for the whole year and moreover for all world music lovers. Head for the Jewish Music or Other World Music pages for more.

Head for the latter also for further updates on the campaigns to save specialist music programmes on BBC Local Radio such as DJ Ritu's A World in London and Mick Peat & Lester Simpson's Folkwaves. It's not over till the fat lady sings - and she isn't allowed inside yet!

 

Happy 2011!

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Reviews

 

Reviews added 2011/11/29:

Pablo Aslan Quintet :  Piazzolla In Brooklyn - And The Rebirth Of Jazz Tango (2011/11/16)

Gilad Atzmon & The OHE - The Road To Bop At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, Saturday 22nd October 2011 (2011/10/24)

Frank Harrison Trio At The Hideaway, Streatham, London SW16, Thursday 3rd November 2011 (2011/11/07)

Roberto Manzin, Francesco Lo Castro :  Improfives (2011/11/02)

[Report/Review - Addendum] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 - Addendum (Videos by Tali Atzmon) (2011/11/13)

 

Reviews added 2011/11/10:

Yuri Goloubev :  Titanic For A Bike (2011/10/09)

Roland Perrin Ensemble Plays The Jewish Connection At The 606 Club, Chelsea, London SW10, Friday 14th October 2011 (2011/10/16)

Mark Weinstein :  El Cumbanchero (2011/11/04)

 

Reviews added 2011/11/01:

Alex Hutton Trio Launch For Legentis At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 Thursday, 6th October 2011 (2011/10/07)

Mashasha :  Mashasha (2011/10/09)

[Report/Review] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 (2011/10/11)

 

Reviews added 2011/10/05:

Nicolas Meier Group - Journey - Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1 on Wednesday 28th September 2011 (2011/09/30)

John Turville Trio - Live At Kings Place, King's Cross, London N1 on Saturday 1st October 2011 (2011/10/03)

 

Reviews added 2011/09/27:

Metamorphic - Live At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1 on 22nd September 2011 (2011/09/24)

 

Reviews added 2011/09/20:

Alex Hutton Trio :  Legentis (2011/09/08)

(Lit. Review:) Gilad Atzmon :  The Wandering Who? A Study Of Jewish Identity Politics (2011/08/08)

 

Reviews added 2011/09/12:

Heidi Vogel :  Lágrimas De Um Pássaro - Tears Of A Bird (2011/09/10)

Mashasha & Sam Live - Powerdown @ The Power House - Industry Showcase - 70 Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London W4, Wednesday 7th September, 2011 (2011/09/08)

Oz Almog & Shantel :  Kosher Nostra - Jewish Gangsters' Greatest Hits (2011/09/06)

 

Reviews added 2011/08/30:

UK Calypso Monarch 2011 Finals At The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London W11, Thursday 25th August 2011 (2011/08/27)

 

Reviews added 2011/08/21:

Alexander D Great with Debra Romain :  Trials Of A Pan Woman (2011/08/16)

 

Reviews added 2011/08/18:

Artists For East African Famine Relief At The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, London W11, Saturday 6th August 2011 (2011/08/07)

Monsieur Camembert :  Monsieur Camembert (2011/07/27)

 

Reviews added 2011/07/24:

'Midnight Tango' Starring Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace at Cliffs Pavilion, Southend, Tuesday 19th July, 2011 (2011/07/20)

Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project :  Phonin' It In With Seth Kibel And Bay Jazz Project (2011/07/21)

Monsieur Camembert :  Famous Blue Cheese - The Leonard Cohen Show (2011/07/21)

 

Reviews added 2011/07/18:

Gilad Atzmon With Strings Live At Ronnie Scott's, Soho, London W1, Tuesday, 12th July 2011 (2011/07/14)

 

Reviews added 2011/06/29:

Moussa Diallo Quartet :  Acoustic Groove (2011/06/23)

Gabrielle Ducomble :  J'ai Deux Amours (2011/06/23)

Ute Lemper :  Blood & Feathers - Live From Café Carlyle (2011/06/23)

 

Reviews added 2011/06/17:

Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, London W1, Friday 10th June 2011 (2011/06/12)

Raaga Trio :  The Other Edge (2011/06/15)

Seven7 :  Under Eye (2011/06/15)

 

Reviews added 2011/06/09:

Japan Fundraiser Concert Live At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, London W1, Monday 30th May 2011 (2011/05/31)

Asaf Sirkis Trio :  Live At The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SBC, London SE1, Friday 3rd June 2011 (2011/06/05)

 

Reviews added 2011/05/29:

Maroon Town :  Urban Myths (2011/05/19)

John Martin Quartet :  Dawning (2011/05/19)

Julian Siegel Quartet Live At The Vortex, Dalston, London N16 Tuesday 24th May, 2011 (2011/05/25)

 

Reviews added 2011/05/18:

Teymour Housego :  Haunting Bazaar (2011/05/09)

John Turville Trio At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, Thursday 12th May, 2011 (2011/05/13)

 

Reviews added 2011/05/09:

John Turville Trio :  Midas (2011/04/20)

 

Reviews added 2011/04/19:

The Nat Martin Band :  Don't Lose Your Cool (2011/04/17)

Metamorphic Live At The Red Hedgehog, Highgate, London N6, Friday 15th April 2011 (2011/04/17)

Mumbai Jazz - Larry Coryell, Ned McGowan, Ronu Majumdar & Rajesh Rajbhatt At The Purcell Room, SBC, London SE1, Monday 18th April 2011 (2011/04/19)

 

Reviews added 2011/04/12:

Bethany Jameson, Romano Viazzani :  The Accordionist - Soundtrack From The UK Stage Production (2011/04/11)

Julian Siegel Quartet :  Urban Theme Park (2011/04/07)

The Unthanks :  Here's The Tender Coming (2011/04/08)

 

Reviews added 2011/04/06:

Theatrical Review: Bethany Jameson And Romano Viazzani In 'The Accordionist' - London Premiere At The New End Theatre, Hampstead, London NW3, Tuesday 5th April, 2011 (2011/04/06)

 

Reviews added 2011/04/03:

Guillermo Rozenthuler And Martin Alvarado - Private Recital at Swiss Cottage, London NW3, Sunday 20th March 2011 (2011/03/27)

 

Reviews added 2011/03/24:

Pablo Aslan :  Tango Grill (2011/03/20)

Ben Bastin Trio Live At The Forge, Camden Town, London NW1, Wednesday 23rd March 2011 (2011/03/24)

Danny Spooner And Duncan Brown :  The Fox, The Hare, And The Poacher's Fate (2011/03/17)

 

Reviews added 2011/03/14:

Ben Bastin Trio :  The Missing Piece (2011/03/09)

Albert Beger, Hamid Drake, William Parker :  Evolving Silence Vol. 1 (2011/03/07)

Albert Beger, Hamid Drake, William Parker :  Evolving Silence Vol. 2 (2011/03/07)

Metamorphic :  The Rock Between (2011/01/25)

 

Reviews added 2011/03/06:

Morris Goldberg :  Jazz In Transit - Live In Cape Town (2011/03/02)

Keith Waithe :  Gathering Echoes (2011/02/27)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/24:

Mosi Conde :  Kaira Kora Afrika (2011/02/20)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/17:

Albert Beger's 5 :  Listening (2011/02/13)

Yair Yona :  Remember (2011/02/11)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/08:

Albert Beger Electroacoustic Band :  Peacemaker (2011/02/03)

 

Reviews added 2011/02/01:

The New Albert Beger Quartet :  Big Mother (2011/01/28)

 

Reviews added 2011/01/24:

Sarah Gillespie with Gilad Atzmon At Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho on 20th January 2011 (2011/01/21)

 

Reviews added 2011/01/09:

Red Hot Chachkas :  Beats Without Borders (2011/01/06)

 

Reviews added 2011/01/03:

Rabbi Joe Black With The Maxwell Street Klezmer Band :  Eight Nights Of Joy (2010/12/29)

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Articles & Features

 

Features/Articles added 2011/11/29:

[Report/Review - Addendum] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 - Addendum (Videos by Tali Atzmon) (2011/11/13)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/11/01:

[Report/Review] Gilad Atzmon Panel Discussion on Jewish Identity Politics and Book Launch at Resource for London, Holloway, London N7, Monday 10th October 2011 (2011/10/11)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/10/05:

The Neo-Book Burners And 'The People Of The Book' (2011/10/03) - An article about the smear campaigns against Gilad Atzmon and his latest book The Wandering Who? and those in support; in solidarity with Atzmon; also quoting Atzmon's article Are They Really 'The People Of The Book?' of 29th September in full.

 

Features/Articles added 2011/08/30:

A Retrospective OF DJ Ritu's A World in London pre-SOAS Radio Soundcloud and Mixcloud Cloudcasts - All of DJ Ritu's interim special AWiL shows embedded on a single page! (2011/08/24)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/08/18:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 7th August 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/08/07)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/07/18:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 10th July 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/07/10)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/06/17:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 16th June 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/06/16)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/05/29:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 26th May 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/05/26)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/05/09:

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - Main Page (2011/05/08) - The 'front page' to the Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - a Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive!

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - The Bagel Shooter Game (2011/05/08) - A Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive - the online Artie Fishel Bagel Shooter Game!

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - A Brief Guide To Artie Fishel And The Promised Band (2011/05/08) - An article exploring the meanings of Artie Fishel, who and what he is, etc. - A Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive!

The Artie Fishel Bagel Pages - What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? (2011/03/21) - Fiction. An 'article' inspired by search engine queries leading to this site - A Rainlore's World of Music Exclusive!

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 8th May 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/05/08)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/04/12:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 11th April 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/04/11)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/03/24:

The Rainlore Interview:  Lizzie Ball (2011/03/02)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 22nd March 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/03/22)

What Country Is Artie Fishel Hiding In? - A humorous, semi-satirical fictional article inspired by search engine queries (2011/03/21)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/03/14:

2011 Trinidad & Tobago Panorama Championships - Full Results - what it says on the tin, plus comment (2011/03/07)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 13th March 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns and now also including the Save BBC Local Radio campaign (2011/03/13)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/03/06:

Supplementary Notes To DJ Ritu's A World in London Iranian Music Special With Fari Bradley of 4th December, 2010 - some supplementary notes on Persian and Hindustani classical music and instruments and their relationship (2011/02/28)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 4th March 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns (2011/03/04)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 24th January 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns (2011/01/24)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 1st February 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns (2011/02/01)

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 8th February 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in London and Folkwaves campaigns (2011/02/08)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/02/24:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 23rd February 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in Lond and Folkwaves campaigns (2011/02/23)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/02/17:

'Specialist Music' On BBC Local Radio Campaigns News 17th February 2011 - All the latest re: the DJ Ritu's A World in Lond and Folkwaves campaigns (2011/02/17)

 

Features/Articles added 2011/01/24:

Specialist Music And BBC Local Radio - Special Feature 2011/01/17

 

Features/Articles added 2011/01/03:

The Rainlore Interview: Mark Weinstein (Part Two) (2010/12/16)

 

Features/Articles added 2010/12/27:

The Rainlore Interview: Mark Weinstein (Part One) (2010/12/16)

The Rainlore Interview: Sarah Gillespie (2010/12/20)

Classic Soca Anthems From The Golden Age Of Soca (2010/12/26)

 

 

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