Album Review – “Satya”. Words: Sammy Stein

Satya ( Resonant Artists  2022) Satya comprises Phil Raskin on percussion and Frank Doblekar on saxophone. They are joined on the eponymous album ‘Satya‘ for two tracks by Ratzo Harris on bass. Raskin has been a professional musician since his teenage years in Cleveland, Ohio, and his four-decade-plus career has taken him across the world. …

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 …

Single Review: “The Comet Is Coming” – CODE. Words: Sammy Stein

The power trio The Comet is Coming, comprised of Dan Leavers ( Danalogue), Shabaka Hutchings (Shabaka), and Max Hallett (Betamax), have released ‘Code’, the first single from their forthcoming album ‘Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam’ which will be released late September on Impulse. ‘Code’ is hailed by their label as an ‘intergalactic head-banger that explores hidden meaning …

Album Review: “Music In The Air” – Mark Christian Miller. Words: Sammy Stein

Music in the Air Being jazz correspondent for Platinum Mind can lead to discoveries and ‘Music In The Air’ from US musician Mark Christian Miller, featuring renowned West Coast musicians Jamieson Trotter on piano and arrangements, Mike Gurrola on bass, Kevin Winard on drums, Larry Koonse on guitar and Danny Janklow on alto sax, is …