Review: Omar Puente

Omar Puente(Jazz Café, London Jazz Festival, November 17th, review by Luke Pinkstone)Violinist Omar Puente describes himself as “a classical musician whose heart beats with a Cuban rhythm, whose soul is African and […]

Craig Taborn Trio

The first appearance by US keyboard player Craig Taborn ‘s own trio, with Thomas Morgan (bass) and Gerald Cleaver (drums) is at the Vortex on Monday December 7th. I reviewed Taborn as […]

Review: Madeleine Peyroux

Review: Madeleine Peyroux(Royal Festival Hall, London Jazz Festival, November 20th 2009, review by Zena James)It was more folk/blues/country than jazz, and it lacked high-energy ‘fifth gear’ moments, but Madeleine Peyroux’s laid-back set […]

Review: Gilberto Gil

Review: Gilberto Gil(Royal Festival Hall, London Jazz Festival, November 19th 2009, review by Rod Fogg)There is no equivalent to Gilberto Gil in the English speaking world. If you could find someone who […]