Band On The Wall Playlist – May 2017

Just the one keynote jazz gig at the Band on the Wall for May 2017 featuring local artist Matthew Halsall. Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall is one of the rising stars of European Jazz. His eastern-influenced sound draws on the modal jazz of Pharoah Sanders and John Coltrane alongside contemporary dance music and his uniquely life-affirming music has been championed by … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – May 2017

World of Jazz 227 – A tribute to Allan Holdsworth

Guitarist Allan Holdsworth recently passed. His impact on jazz, rock and fusion is immeasurable and he was admired by many and influenced a huge number of guitarists. He was once described as the “John Coltrane of the guitar”. In this podcast a selection of his music is presented alongside recent jazz releases. PLAYLIST Allan Holdsworth – Inner Urge – None Too Soon Brom – Stone … Continue reading World of Jazz 227 – A tribute to Allan Holdsworth

Band On The Wall Playlist – April 2017

Here is my monthly look at what is coming up at Manchester’s finest jazz venue The Band on the Wall.  April kicks off with another visit from jazz royalty as the Sun Ra Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen, arrive from Saturn for another visit on Sunday 2nd. Chris Potter is a world-class soloist, accomplished composer and formidable bandleader,  Down Beat called him “One of the most studied … Continue reading Band On The Wall Playlist – April 2017