A wee review in Jazz In Europe by SJS’s FM, of trombonist Alex Paxton’s latest album, ‘Happy Music for Orchestra.’ “As usual, although not strictly jazz, it might be characterised as neo-classical embracing improvisation, with obvious technical including rhythmic smarts – all of which make it an intriguing prospect for those of us who enjoy modern jazz.” Full review below..
The Royal Conservatoire Of Scotland’s tenor saxophonist Simon Herberholz can be heard on this latest, beautiful and thoughtful album from Italian double bassist and composer, Roberto Bonati. Here is my (FM’s) review of the album, for LondonJazz.
An album review that Scottish Jazz Space’s FM wrote for Jazz in Europe & Women in Jazz Media. This album is like a breath of fresh air, leans into the avant-garde and has a social conscience – what’s not to like?! Café OTO and Jazz At The Glad, take note!
Electric Chamber – Electric Chamber (Self-released on 7/10/22. EP review.) One advantage of being a freelance writer is that it…
Not Scottish, and is it Jazz? (probably not) but hey – still fantastic music! English composer-trombonist Alex Paxton’s latest, electro-acoustic album: a brief review by SJS’s Fiona M.
Superb violinist and singer Seonaid Aitken’s latest album Chasing Sakura ?? is an absolute delight. Here’s a review FM (of Scottish Jazz Space) did for London Jazz News.
The UK having now departed the European Union, it feels more important than ever for those of us here in…
Extrovert composer-trombonist Alex Paxton has recently been running, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, workshops for young composers. However, he is equally at home in the jazz idiom; would that he might some day collaborate with jazzers here in Scotland.. Here is SJS’s (under my name FM) review in London Jazz News of his latest, completely marvelous album, Music For Bosch People.
‘That Which Has Remained…That Which Will Emerge…’, a thought-provoking & moving new album from composer, improvisor & percussionist, Austrian-American Lukas Ligeti. Reviewed here in today’s London Jazz News by Scottish Jazz Space (under my name, FM).