Nico Selves – La Libretá (2019) Nico Selves – EtcéteraFrom Nico Selves – La LibretáSelf-released, 2019, Uruguay Though I like to approach pop music history in a vertical way - and by "vertical" I mean genealogical (who influences who) - my musical knowledge tends to unfold in my brain in a horizontal way. It fills territories on a mental map that…Lire la suite Nico Selves – La Libretá (2019)


I did not really know Francis Dosoo when I saw them in Paris earlier this year ; we briefly met each other in Scotland in 2017, where I played at a Rhythm Machine - a party Francis and Andy Danet used to throw in Glasgow and Edinburg. In Paris, where Francis recently moved, we talked…Lire la suite NTS – FEBRUARY 2021 W/ PAM & FRANCIS DOSOO

ENTRY#7 : WHAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT LIKE? Ouverture - Rencontre From Ouverture - Rencontre Self-released, 1985, France I read in a newspaper that, according to some recent studies, no matter what's the weather like, it's always French people's favourite topic of conversation - and global warming is probably making it even  worse... What these studies are missing, in my opinion, is…Lire la suite ENTRY#7 : WHAT’S THE WEATHER REPORT LIKE?

Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ? Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Lullaby Of A Sea From Vyacheslav Preobrazhensky - Only Yesterday... Released on Melodia, USSR, 1991 When one shares music on the Internet, one makes the assumption that it can appeal to at least a few people. With this one I'm not so sure, and writing about it might be a way…Lire la suite Entry #2 : DO WE LIKE JAZZ FUNK ?

ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE Nurit Galron - Song In The Middle Of The Night From Nurit Galron - נתן זך Released on CBS, 1981, Israel When one is writing about music from a country, a culture or sung in a language he does not know, one must always keep in mind that what one takes for something exotic…Lire la suite ON THE BEACH AT NIGHT ALONE

NIGHT DRIVE Patrick Marcel - Bagnols From Patrick Marcel - Ostinato Self-released, 1985, France Some musicians are absolutely not defined by their preferred instrument (think about Brian Eno for example), others strongly are (Jaco Pastorius and his "bass of Doom"). Weirdly for someone who might only know Patrick Marcel from the music recorded on his only…Lire la suite NIGHT DRIVE

SUMATRA Nyssa Musique - Route de Sumatra From Nyssa Musique - Comme Au Moulin Self-released, 1985, France Released in 1985, for many of the musicians from Nyssa Musique, Comme Au Moulin was the first album they ever played on; therefore it can easily be seen as a manifesto for a new generation of French Jazz musicians, freshly…Lire la suite SUMATRA