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Jun 16

It’s Not How It Sounds #24 - Mr Ramsey Lewis at the 2013 JazzFM awards.

It’s Not How It Sounds #24 - Mr Ramsey Lewis at the 2013 JazzFM awards.

Jun 11

A Reviewer’s Year - what does it all mean?

A year in the life of a #jazz reviewer. 52 action-packed weeks filled with musical jollity and good vibes. Usually…

In figures:

283 albums received - 268 CDs, 11 downloads, 4 vinyl albums.

113 albums reviewed. I make that around 1 in 2.8.

In all honesty, I was sent a lot more download links but never got round to checking them out. Mostly, they seemed to be mere precursors to the arrival of a CD.

Every vinyl album was a joy - 100% pleasure.

CDs and downloads - not always a raft of unalloyed pleasure it must be said. But I did listen to [at least part of] all of them. Except for one or two CDs whose covers and/or titles were such affronts to good taste that I couldn’t bring myself to open them…

May 30

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 52.

Not with a Bang…

Album reviews submitted – 2.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 1.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0.

Albums on Vinyl – 0.

Oh you beautiful doll… - 1

Oh, you shouldn’t - 0

Floating around in the middle ground - 0.

May 23

It’s Not How It Sounds #23 - Mr Neil Cowley

It’s Not How It Sounds #23 - Mr Neil Cowley

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 51

The penultimate episode of this gripping saga… The #jazz world mourns.

Album reviews submitted – 2.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 6.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 1.

Albums on Vinyl – 0.

Ooh, pretty - 3

Oh, pretty poor - 1

Floating around in the middle ground - 3.

May 16

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 50

I’m a bit of a #jazz grump this week. So many grumbles, which one to start with?

Album reviews submitted – 2.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 3.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0.

Albums on Vinyl – 0.

Ooh, pretty - 1

Oh, pretty poor - 0

Floating around in the middle ground - 2.

May 09

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 49

The Album Of The Week harks back almost 100 years. Just sayin’…

Album reviews submitted – 1.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 2.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0.

Albums on Vinyl – 0.

Red Hot - 1

Red flag - 1

Floating around in the middle ground - 0.

May 07

Led Bib Goes Kickstarting

Crowdfunding seems to be quite the new thing these days. Led Bib is the latest combo to use Kickstarter to attract album funding and the band seems worthy of support. The guys are offering some quite intriguing rewards too. Check out the band’s Kickstarter page.

May 02

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 48

The human voice is dead good at singing words. So why waste time going all flutey or soprano saxy? Seriously, why? Just buy an instrument people.

Album reviews submitted – 3.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 10.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0.

Albums on Vinyl – 0. There’s always next week…

Groovy Baby - 7 

Burpy baby - 1

Floating around in the middle ground - 2.

Apr 25

A Reviewer’s Life - Week 47

360gms of celebration…

Album reviews submitted – 2.

Stacked Up In A Pile:

CDs through the letter box – 5.

Electronically downloaded thingies – 0.

Albums on Vinyl – 1 -and it’s a DOUBLE ALBUM!!!

Positively charged - 2

Negatively charged - 1

Floating around in the middle ground - 3.