Review: Melody Gardot

Review: Melody Gardot(Royal Festival Hall, London Jazz Festival, November 15th 2009, review by Alison Hoblyn)Melody Gardot’s lateness antagonised the Royal Festival Hall audience.But Melody Gardot – gradually – won over writer Alison […]

Honouring the Pine

Congratulations to Courtney Pine, who collects his CBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace later today.Which has absolutely nothing to do with this late work by German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938)

Review: Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins Barbican Centre, November 14th 2009Don’t Stop the Carnival.The title of the calypso anthem says it all, really. This was the tune which brought Sonny Rollins ‘ Barbican appearance in the […]