Archive for January, 2020

  • Tunde Jegede & NOK Orchestra

    By Chris Wells on January 20, 2020
    Tunde Jegede & NOK Orchestra Emmanuel Church, London. The second instalment of the Salon Concert series is timely. Into The Night, a major exhibition at the Barbican centre is coming to an end and the far less well known Emmanuel Church in Holloway, north London is giving a prime example of what was celebrated in that show, namely global club […]
  • Gregory Porter: New Album/Live Update

    By Chris Wells on January 16, 2020
    Following on from 2017’s Nat King Cole & Me album, Gregory Porter’s forthcoming album All Rise, due April 17 from Decca/Blue Note, marks a return to original songwriting. The first single from it, Revival, can be heard right here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyxVT0WPsXc Says Gregory: “For me, it’s the message of walking into this life and having some fear and self-doubt, and the point […]
  • Give Me The Night

    By Chris Wells on January 9, 2020
    Into The Night [London, Barbican] By Kevin Le Gendre In recent years reports of the death of club culture may have been greatly exaggerated, but it can be argued that mega emporiums and superstar DJs no longer attract as many stomping feet as they did a decade ago. Into The Night is a timely reminder of the deep roots of […]
  • Café Cream

    By Chris Wells on January 9, 2020
    Will Downing, Dexter Wansel, Damien Escobar, Kelly Finnigan, Steve Arrington and Marla Brown singing the music of her father Dennis are amongst gigs of note for Echoes folk upcoming at London’s Jazz Café in the near future. An updated schedule at the Camden venue looks like this: Jazz re:freshed presents The Sounds Of 2020 featuring Ife Ogunjobe, Golden Mean & Burnheart […]