The Spirit: Cosmic Terror (2020)

The Spirit: Cosmic Terror (2020)

Following on from their 2017 debut album ‘Sounds From The Vortex’ and an extensive European tour with Hypocrisy and Kataklysm, the German trio released their second full-length album on February 7th through AOP Records. It is the same line-up as last time around, with...
Steve Future: 7 Cities (2018)

Steve Future: 7 Cities (2018)

Steve Future (Bror Stefan Pettersson) hosts the show Östersjöblues (“Baltic Blues,” broadcast on Radio Haninge) when he is not on tour and has celebrated more than 35 years as a musician having debuted at the Kristianstad Jazz Festival back in 1984. This his latest...
Strat Andriotis: Night Manager (2018)

Strat Andriotis: Night Manager (2018)

This 2018 album is the third in a series of Gypsy Jazz releases by acoustic guitarist Strat Andriotis, and here is he accompanied by legendary violinist Jerry Goodman, who I will always associate with Mahavishnu Orchestra although he has been in the likes of Dixie...
Zan Zone: Shorts (2013)

Zan Zone: Shorts (2013)

After I reviewed 2018’s ‘It’s Only Natural’ earlier in the year, I was then asked if maybe I would like to listen to their 2013 release ‘Shorts’ as well? I am always a glutton for punishment and added it to my highly stressed and straining review list, and I am glad I...
Al Gold: Al Gold’s Paradise (2020)

Al Gold: Al Gold’s Paradise (2020)

Here we have a new album from New Jersey-based bluesman Al Gold, which certainly doesn’t sound as if it is brand new (apart from the sound) as this is old school blues with nothing fancy, just plenty of emotion and strut. Working alongside him is his band the Suburban...
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