September 4, 2017

Goldmine Magazine Fabulous Flip Sides In Memoriam – Steely Dan’s Walter Becker

On September 3, we lost Walter Becker, who co-wrote all ten of Steely Dan’s Top 40 hits with Donald Fagen. We remember him with a key flip side and exclusive quotes from fellow bassists Mark Andes and Kenny Passarelli.   …

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Jazzwise News

This year’s momentous 25th EFG London Jazz Festival, which runs from 10 to 19 November at over 50 venues across the capital has announced a final flurry of last minute additions to its already bulging set of headliners. These include festival favourite, US hip hop influenced pianist Robert Glasper (above left), who returns to the Barbican (16 Nov) for a special concert to mark the festival’s 25th birthday. Also added is a compelling Norwegian double bill of progressive jazz overlords Jaga Jazzist (previously announced in Jazzwise but only just put on sale), who roll up to the Royal Festival Hall (19 Nov) with their sprawling audio-visual extravaganza, with support from emerging ECM-signed singer Sinikka Langeland and her stellar band of Arve Henriksen, Trygve Seim and Trio Mediaeval.

Further additions include a twin-header of blues-soul-jazz trio Joon Moon, who feature vocalist Krystle Warren, plus support from Ninja Tune-signed pianist James Heather (Rich Mix, 16 Nov); forward-thinking Blue Note-signed pianist/composer Aron Ottignon – who combines beats and classical flourishes with his own nuanced piano playing – appearing at Archspace London (19 Nov); while dexterous experimentalists Black Top (Pat Thomas/Orphy Robinson) pay sonic tribute to the mercurial graffiti art of Jean Michel Basquiat with guest guitarist Jean Paul Bourelly, spoken word artist Anthony Joseph, and trumpeter Byron Wallen at LSO St Luke’s (12 Nov).

The festival also presents its first event at the British Library (13 Nov) with a special jazz edition of the Classic Album Sundays, with its founder and vinyl aficionado Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy introducing John Coltrane‘s A Love Supreme (which will be played on high-end audiophile hi-fi) with special guest Denys Baptiste talking about the music ahead of his own Coltrane tribute concert at the Barbican (18 Nov).

– Mike Flynn

For full details on all these shows and tickets visit

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Classic Album Sundays CAS Launches in Colorado Springs with Bjork ‘Homogenic’

We are delighted to be launching monthly events in Colorado from this September! Following on fromour appearances at last years and this years Rocky Mountain Audio Fest we are delighted to be heading to Colorado on a monthly basis at our new home the beautiful Local Relic a 120 year old historic stone church in downtown Colorado Springs that serves over 200 different beers per year!!


We are delighted to announce the the audio menu will be supplied by the ‘The Music Room’ in Colorado, the suppliers of fantastic high end second hand audio equipment. The first event will include equipment such as Magico S1 M-Cast speakers and the Rega RP8 turntable. Check out the full audio menu below.

The first event will feature Homogenic which turn’s 20 years old this September. Björk, along with Mark Bell, Guy Sigsworth, Howie B and Markus Dravs produced an album that was a new style for Björk, a juxtaposition of organic instruments (strings, accordion, harp, pipe organ) and synthetic elements.

The fact that English is a second language for Björk has always allowed for a unique approach to words and phrases. On Post, Björk seemed to be writing lyrics from the perspective of an eccentric homebody given to daydreaming; on Homogenic her lyrics are arguably her most incisive and astute to date , “How could I be so immature/To think that he could replace/The missing elements in me?/How extremely lazy of me!”.

Join us to hear this incredible album as never before.

Colorado Springs

Date and Time: Sunday September 17th 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Venue: Local Relic, 320 S Weber St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, USA

Tickets: $5 in advance here

Presenter: Chris O’Shea

Audio Menu supplied by The Music Room Colorado:

Speakers: Magico S1 M-Cast, Turntable: Rega RP8 w/Denon DL-103r, Phono Preamp: Moon 310LP and 320s, Preamplifier: Allnic L-3000 MK.2, Amplifiers: PS Audio BHK 300,  Power Conditioner: PS Audio P10, Speaker Wire: Tara Labs The One CX Speaker Cables

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Richer Unsigned Artist Of The Week – Temple Invisible

Hailing from Bucharest, Romania, Temple Invisible is an alternative rock/electronic duo that draws from elements of electronica, industrial, and rock while keeping a classical-leaning sense of composition. The duo’s unique use of effected vocals is really ear catching, which is why we’ve selected “Parasite” as our choice track. Both rock fans and electronic music fans alike will find something to love from Temple Invisible!

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This day in music On this Day September 04, 2015

Rolling Stones’ guitarist
Keith Richards told The New York Daily News that Rap music was for “tone deaf people.” He went on to say “All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they’re happy. There’s an enormous market for people who can’t tell one note from another.”

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