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Best Left Unread

On wet socks that should have remained on the unread pile: you won't hate them, but you won't love them... Read More »

A Soul Jazz Thing

Soul jazz is ecstatic music, borne of down-home blues shacks and church revivals. Jimmy Smith was deep in its mix. Read More »

King Leopold Haunts Congo Again

Pity the poor Congolese, King Leopold's ghost has returned to haunt them: a statue of former Belgian colonial King is back up Read More »

Eating People Is Wrong

On Malcolm Bradbury's sublime social satire, Eating People Is Wrong: university farce, rich observations and reluctant cannibals? Read More »

In A Blanket Of Soul

Last month found me wrapped in a blanket of soul, an abundance of rare groove Read More »

On The Wire

A blogospheric parable of sorts... founded on The Wire Read More »

Cooking with Rokia Traoré

Malian singer/songwriter, Rokia Traoré, is channeling the spirit of the first great Miles Davis Quintet in her live performances Read More »

On Musical Obsession

If you live with a music lover you'll know that there's something not quite right with them. They're damaged goods. Read More »

Reading The Haitian Landscape

The grim stories from Haiti over the past couple of weeks are even more depressing than the steady drumbeat of bad news we've heard from there all year. An exploration of the Haitian landscape Read More »

The Toli Music Awards 2004

The September 30 deadline for Grammy nominations is fast approaching and it's time to review the music class of 2004. Read More »