Monthly Archives: December 2014

World music albums of the year

Just for a change, a home-grown recording tops my world music choices in the Sunday Times 100 Best Records of the Year [£]. 1  VARIOUS  The Elizabethan Session (Quercus) 2  MELINGO Linyera (World Village) 3  AURELIO Landini (Real World) 4  MAYRA ANDRADE, Lovely Difficult (Sterns … Continue reading

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H.P. Lovecraft “had a deep-seated abhorrence of blacks, Jews, southern Italians, Portuguese, Poles, Mexicans, French Canadians, and virtually every other race that was not ‘light-skinned Nordic’.”  Portrait of a writer in the New York Review of Books. Whatever happened to … Continue reading

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Jazz albums of the year

  My round-up of the best jazz releases of 2014.  Full details in today’s Sunday Times 100 Best Records of the Year [£]. 1 HENRY BUTLER/STEVEN BERNSTEIN  Viper’s Drag (Impulse!) 2 DYLAN HOWE  Subterranean: New Designs on Bowie’s Berlin (Motorik) 3 … Continue reading

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