Album Review: “First Light” – Village Of The Sun. Words: Sammy Stein

Village of The Sun  ‘ First Light’ A few years back, I was vaguely watching Jools Holland’s ‘Later’ on the BBC. A due came on, and I was awake -searing sax and wonderfully intuitive drumming– and such energy. That duo was Binker Golding on sax and  Moses Boyd on drums. I contacted them through their …

Single Review: “Roll With It” – Toby Corton

Wow… this is a TUNE! The soulful vocals mixed with a hip hip beat and strings is what sold it to me. Toby flies in with a vocal that’s lazy and sings with a drawl that’s not unpleasant to listen to, there’s a cello accompanying him and it’s brilliant! It’s the chorus that hits me …

Review: The Comet Is Coming “Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam. Words: Sammy Stein

The Comet Is Coming, Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam ( Impulse 23 Sept 2022) The Comet is Coming comprises Danalogue on Rolands, Betamax on drums and percussion, and Shabaka Hutchins ( King Shabaka) on tenor saxophone. Since their entry into what was sometimes a disingenuous jazz scene, The Comet Is Coming has brought a reality, a street-centered, squarely-planted …