Fernando Otero

Paolo Fresu/ Richard Galliano/ Jan Lundgren

Review of Mare Nostrum.

Yaron Herman

Review of Yaron Herman's A Time For Everything.

Jeff Beck live at Ronnie’s

Jeff Beck live at Ronnie Scott’s club in London.

Hugh Masekela with the LSO

Jeff Beck live at Ronnie Scott’s club in London.

Delta Saxophone Quartet

Review of Delta Saxophone Quartet's Dedicated to You ... But You Weren't Listening: The Music of Soft Machine.

Brian Lock’s Rêve

Review of Brian Lock’s Rêve.

Raul Midón profile

Profile of Raul Midón in The Guardian G2 section.

London Jazz Festival preview

  • Unknown Public editor John L. Walters previews the London Jazz Festival

Miles Davis, The Complete On the Corner Sessions

Review of The Complete On the Corner Sessions.

The Necks live

The Necks live at the Vortex in London.

Soil and 'Pimp' Sessions

Live review of Japanese sextet, Soil and 'Pimp'.

John Scofield, This Meets That

Review of John Scofield's latest album, This Meets That.

Orchestra Baobab, Made in Dakar

Review of Made in Dakar.

Mark Murphy live

Review of Mark Murphy live at Ronnie Scotts.

Fripp & Eno, Beyond Even

Review of Beyond Even.

Book of Longing blog

Book of Longing: Glass and Cohen in conversation at the Barbican.

Design Observer party setlist

For those who asked for the names of tunes that John played at the Design Observer party (at Milk in Denver on Friday October 12 2007 during the AIGA conference), here’s the setlist . . .

Solveig Slettahjell, Domestic Songs

Review of Solveig Slettahjell’s Domestic Songs.

Herbie Hancock, River

Review of Herbie Hancock’s CD River: The Joni Letters.

The Shout: Fingerprint

The Shout’s show Fingerprint live at the Linbury Theatre at London’s Royal Opera House.

Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble, Refuge (Enja)

Review of Gilad Atzmon’s Refuge (Enja)

Zappa plays Zappa live

Zappa plays Zappa live at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.

Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale, Breathing Under Water (Manhattan)

Breathing Under Water (Manhattan) by Anoushka Shankar and Karsh Kale.

Sharon Shannon live

Sharon Shannon live at the Pigalle in London.

The Indian Core (Grappa)

Review of The Indian Core.

Loulou live

New band Lolou play live at Momo’s Kemia Bar in London.

The-Quartet (Helium)

The-Quartet's album review here.

Slovo live

Album launch gig by Slovo at the Hoxton Bar & Kitchen in London, Mon 3 Sept 2007.

Ola Onabule live

Ola Onabule live at Ronnie Scotts.

Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford live

Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford reviewed at the Pigalle.

Max Richter live

Review of the live performance of Max Richter, Hauschka and Steve Lawson at the Spitz in London.

David Sylvian

David Sylvian's album review here.

Trilok Gurtu

JLW's review of The Definitive Trilok Gurtu album.

Fennesz Sakamoto

cendre by Christian Fennesz and Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Fitkin Wall

Fitkin Wall's album review here

Lo‘Jo live in London

Lo’Jo live at the Jazz Cafe in London.

Alan Barnes Quartet live

Alan Barnes Quartet live at Pizza Express.

Karim Ziad

Dawi by Karim Ziad & Ifrikya.

Ian McMillan

Sharp Stories by the Ian McMillan Orchestra.

Soweto Kinch live

Kind of Bluetooth: Soweto Kinch live at the Mean Fiddler.

Steely Dan live

Steely Dan live at the Hammersmith Apollo.

George Melly blog

John L. Walters on George Melly .

Metheny Mehldau live

Read the full, uncut version of the Pat Metheny and Brad Mehldau Guardian review, published Wednesday 4 July 2007 . . . cut version here.

Tango Siempre

Tango Siempre’s latest album, Tangents.

Taraf de Haidouks

Taraf de Haidouks’ album of classical tunes, Maskarada.

Forest of No Return

Guardian review of Forest of No Return, published Wednesday 20 June 2007.

Red Earth

Dee Dee Bridgewater’s album Red Earth.


Volga’s album Pomol.

Pablo Ziegler Quartet

Review of Tango and All That Jazz (terrible title!) by the Pablo Ziegler Quartet featuring Stefon Harris.


Celebrating the Mahavishnu Orchestra is a new album by radio.string.quartet.

Sacred Voices

Sacred Voices by Dhafer Youssef/Vox Clamantis, live at the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford.

Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane Morris live at the Pigalle.


Interactivo’s album Goza Pepillo (DM Ahora!).


Eldar live at Ronnie Scott’s.

Erik Truffaz Quartet

Arkhangelsk by the Erik Truffaz Quartet.

Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood

Out Louder from Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood.

The Cinematic Orchestra live

Review of The Cinematic Orchestra, live at the Barbican in London.

First sight: Roberto Fonseca

See John’s First Sight piece about the brilliant Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca.

Abram Wilson: Ride!

Ride! is a new, original album by Abram Wilson.

Hanne Hukkelberg

Rykestrasse 68 is a refreshingly enjoyable album by Hanne Hukkelberg.

Momentum: Garland / Fitkin

Read the Guardian review.

Anti Atlas

Not much to get excited about in Between Two by Anti Atlas. Sorry!

Moishe’s Bagel

Salt by Moishe’s Bagel


Culture Tunnels by Aronas

Byron Wallen

Here’s JLW’s review of Meeting Ground by Byron Wallen

Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford

JLW’s review of Basquiat Strings with Seb Rochford

Trilok Gurtu / Arke String Quartet

Read the Guardian review.

African Soul Rebels

JLW's review of the African Soul Rebels live

Alex Wilson

JLW’s review of Ingletarra by Alex Wilson

Jacques Schwartz-Bart

Here’s JLW’s review of Soné Ka-La by Jacques Schwartz-Bart

William D. Drake

Here’s JLW’s review of Briny Hooves and Yew’s Paw by William D. Drake

Plastic People of the Universe

Read the Guardian review.

Tin Hat

Here is JLW’s review of Tin Hat

Michael Mantler

JLW’s five-star review of Michael Mantler

John Williams and John Etheridge

Read the Guardian review.

In The Country 2

In The Country reviewed by JLW

Bethany & Rufus

JLW reviews 900 Miles, the new album by Bethany & Rufus

Joe Zawinul double CD

JLW reviews Zawinul’s Brown Street.

Special moments of 2006

Guardian feature about the moments that mattered in 2006, including a brief piece by JLW at the end.

Uri Caine

New Uri Caine CD reviewed by JLW

Acoustic Ladyland

JLW reviews Skinny Grin, the new album by Acoustic Ladyland

Ornette Coleman / Sound Grammar (unpublished)

John Walters reviews Sound Grammar, Ornette Coleman’s first studio album for ten years

Solveig Slettahjell

JLW reviews the new album by Solveig Slettahjell. Guardian version (with perplexing end edit!) here.

Jazz is popular (shock)

Read the blog and leave a comment.

London Jazz Festival roundup

Read JLW’s roundup of the London Jazz Festival.

Recent writing (Nov 06)

Recent CD reviews (November 2006) by John L. Walters