Category Archives: Music

Nkosi Sikelel’i Afrika

For Nelson Mandela. Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra. Suggested by Richard Williams.

A Wooden Tree

Imagine this song by Ivor Cutler as the musical accompaniment for a group of New York’s finest morris-dancers choreographed by the greatest living creative artist in any art form. Put it together with thirteen more of his songs (including the … Read more

Hallelujah Carla!

To celebrate Carla Bley‘s appearance tonight at the Wigmore Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival here’s a recording from 30 years ago when the LJF was known as the Camden Jazz Festival. The Lord Is Listenin’ To Ya, … Read more

Ana

A lovely film by Myles O’Reilly of Reiseger/Fraanje/Sylla performing in the music department of Ludwig Beck in Munich. I’ve known Ernst Reijseger’s versatile cello improvising for many years, with Trio Clusone, Uri Caine, Tenore e Cuncordu de Orosei and Werner … Read more

More Miniatures

Christopher Corr has been sending us photographs of miniature buildings. If he spots one he snaps it and it joins the collection. This is a Lego version of the Pompidou Centre seen at the Royal Academy’s Richard Rogers exhibition.

Molly On The Shore

As I Roved Out

Into the woods with Sam Amidon to pick his banjo and holler some crazy music. Could this be Epping Forest or is it Vermont? The album was recorded in the Green Lanes of north London. Sam is playing at LSO … Read more

Kuroshio Sea

Churaumi Aquarium, Okinawa. This is the main tank, the second largest in the world with 7,500 cubic metres of water. It is called the Kuroshio Sea and is home to whale sharks, manta rays and lots more. The video is … Read more

Nu Tones

NOMO have blended the percussive afrobeat of Fela Kuti with equal parts Sun Ra and Art Ensemble of Chicago… Their use of electrified mbira makes this the cousin of the trance-inducing groove music of Konono №1. Transcendent, elemental sound for … Read more

Knockin’

A musical interlude from Carolina Chocolate Drops and the Luminescent Orchestrii: Knockin’.