Before Obama, Tiger Woods and even Martin Luther-King was an African American hero whose stature is undiminished sixty years later. Bird may have been an alcoholic junkie in and out of pawn shops for most of his too short life but he was also the musical lightning rod of black America, a man whose influence […]Read more "Charlie Parker – Bird in Time 1940 – 1947"
Subtitled ‘From Barrio Beats to Funky Bossa’ the sleeve notes emphasise that there is not one single style of Brazilian music as, equally, there is not one particular style of [insert any genre you like]. And do these 14 selected tracks go on to prove the point? Yes they do but perhaps it tries too […]Read more "V/A – Essential Brazilian Flavas"