Album review – Chemical Reactions by Gavin Harrison and Antoine Fafard

***** Gavin Harrison and Antoine Fafard prove that fusing jazz, rock and classical music does work Graphic design by Antoine Fafard In music, the words 'fusion' or 'crossover' used to a warning for any sensible music lover to run for the hills. Very fast. Musical genres such as classical, rock, pop and jazz have worked …

Review – iamthemorning – Counting the Ghosts

***** A deliciously dark Christmas treat Counting the Ghosts by iamthemorning is out on 4 December iamthemorning are a Russian chamber prog duo consisting of Gleb Kolyadin on piano and Marjana Semkina on vocals. According to their Bandcamp web page they specialise in writing songs about 'dead Victorian girls and premature burials'. Their last album …

Review – Manchester Collective: Cries and Whispers

Manchester Collective The White Hotel, Salford Saturday 14 March 2020 Everything they touch turns to musical gold ***** Dmitri Shostakovich This was a concert for troubled times. Manchester Collective's Managing Director, Adam Szabo thanked us for braving the weather and the virus. He said that this performance, the end of a short tour, would be …