SIGNED | Thursday, April 8, 2021

7:19 PM

#SIGNED: @karikirklandmusic’s album arrived! This beautiful album joins a collection of awesome signed records by #Bowie, #RunDMC and #TheWho (Pete Townsend lives up the road) and well-deserved. #wildisthewind #low #walkthisway #vinyl #davidbowie #jazz

KEITHJARRETT | Thursday, October 22, 2020

9:09 PM

#KEITHJARRETT: devastating news that the unassailable brilliance of his piano playing has gone, almost certainly forever, after two strokes leave him barely able to play with one hand. Explains his long absence from the scene. Can’t even blame this on 2020. All the best to the man. #jazz #genius #pianist

VINYL | Sunday, January 5, 2020

11:20 PM

#VINYL: two excellent birthday presents, one deferred until today. Stunning #MilesDavis session and the new #TheWho album signed by Mr Townshend @yaggerdang at our brilliant local record shop @sleeve_notes_records (I turned up early this morning to bag a copy). Both recommended. I cannot believe how good the Miles Davis is, in fact, previously only available on CD on the Complete In A Silent Way Sessions - which I may have to get now… #music #jazz #rock

ECMrecords | Tuesday, July 16, 2019

10:28 PM

So I have been very bad. I have been going to this place since I worked in the area back in 2001 or 2002, but @camdenlockbooks is closing their Old Street Station shop after two decades or so and everything is 71% off. Including all their #ECMrecords CDs. So I cleaned them out of stock. Amazing: they are so expensive normally and so good. I may have left you some duplicates. #contemporarymusic #jazz #improv #ecm #bookstore

MartinFreeman | Wednesday, September 26, 2018

9:14 PM

I had completely forgotten I’d bought this. I found a couple of unopened CDs on the bookshelf, which shows me exactly how low music has shifted in my priorities. Outrageous. Here we have #MartinFreeman and the legend that is #EddiePiller compile a double album of tunes to share with us all. Cheers gents. #acidjazz #jazz #jazzonthecorner

Guru | Monday, January 22, 2018

12:08 AM

Banging night at @thejazzcafe seeing @bluelab_beats bring down the house with a recreation and a celebration of #Guru’s #Jazzmatazz, nearly overshadowed by their own first set of utter brilliance. Jazzmatazz remains one of the great artistic statements of 90s hip-hop, evidenced by the fact that the majority of the audience could not have possibly heard it first time round, let alone half the performers! #jazz #hiphop #gangstarr

Peg | Sunday, October 29, 2017

11:06 PM

Waiting a long time to see The Dan but totally worth it. Too musically complex for most crowds but there’s no arguing with the guitar lines and melodies. Amazing. Was hooked by the second song I heard of theirs, #Peg, when I was around 18-19, and that was it. Any time you read a list of ‘XXX Greatest Evah,’ just find out if they ever played in the #SteelyDan band. If not, they probably don’t belong in the list. #bluesfest #jazz #RIPWalterBecker

Thundercat | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10:17 PM

Holy fricking moly - I am lost for words after the #Thundercat show. One of those musicians that must be seen and not merely heard. #virtuoso #bass #jazz