Jazz at Greville Lodge vol.2 features pianist Mike Carr and guitarist Jim Mullen. Live recording from November 2009. Mike Carr (b. 1937), jazz pianist and organist, established his reputation on the London jazz scene working with such heavyweights as Dizzy Gillespie, Coleman Hawkins, Johnny Griffin, Illinois Jacquet and Art Farmer. "l've never heard an organist who has all that swinging“ commented Oscar Peterson. Carr is a prolific musician who released numerous highly acclaimed albums. Jim Mullen (b. 1945) is a truly original voice in contemporary jazz guitar, who has won many British music awards including ,,Best Guitar“ in the BT Jazz Awards in 1994, 1996 and 2000. With many recordings to his credit, Mullen has recently recorded as a member of The All Stars Collective on the Paul McCartney-produced album All About The Music.
An exceptional group of friends reunited by Michel Godard in this subtly overwhelming, pulsating, sensitive recording. Cousins Germains: a family affair smooth grooves and melancholic tenderness; his musical project seems to be driven by an aspiration to lightness but veers to sweet insanity and hints at optimism, jazz is home again, its acoustic breath makes everything cheerful. Recorded in Ludwigsburg on 10, 11, 12 January 2005 at Bauer Studios Recording engineer Johannes Wohlleben.
Italian pianist, composer and producer, Francesco Digilio, has announced the release of his new album
Euterpe: Studio Rehearsal Tapes 1977 - Magickal sounds from Deya. A rehearsal for the 1977 Gong reunion gig at Hippodrome in Paris, recorded at Daevid's 'Bananamoon Observatory' studio in Deya, Majorca. This is an indespensible release - a quite wonderful late-Deya period recording… Brainville - Live Canterbury Power trio. A most eccentric 3 piece jazz rock outfit from the Canterbury school - Daevid, Pip Pyle and Hugh Hopper…
A new box set, collecting four albums released between 1983 and 1986, is a fascinating look at the early stages of an underrated UK post-punk act.