LIVE : Martial Solal

After his second number, octogenarian French pianist Martial Solal (above) stood up from the piano stool at King’s Place. Ever dapper, he did up the middle button on his jacket, and walked […]

Brian Rust

Ivan Hewett has written an interesting piece saying that blogging is all about “now” and that therefore the risk increases that collective memory evaporates. I have every respect forHewett as a critic, […]

Live Review: Jazz and poetry

The Troubadour in Earl’s Court was, predictably, packed for “Stanzas and Swung Rhythm” aka jazz and poetry last night. The star turns were recently moved-on-to-arts-panjandrum-from-Poet Laureate Andrew Motion, recently decided-not-to-take-up-the-post-of Oxford Professor […]