Jimi Hendrix – Live at the Isle of Fehmarn

When Jimi Hendrix walked onto the stage on September 6th 1970 at The Isle of Fehmarn Love + Peace festival in Germany, little did he or the audience know that this would prove to be his last official live concert. How sad then that it wasn’t professionally recorded, and though despite the inclement weather, and… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Live at the Isle of Fehmarn

Jimi Hendrix – Morning Symphony Ideas

In spite of what the title might suggest, this is not some ‘lost masterpiece’ left hidden on the shelf like an obscure bottle of legendary wine which no-one thought was there much less even existed. Instead, Morning Symphony Ideas is nothing more than a collection of jam sessions captured at a time when Hendrix was… Read More Jimi Hendrix – Morning Symphony Ideas

Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best

I first heard Karen Dalton on the radio many years ago, thanks to music scholar and journalist Billy Pinnell, who played “Little Bit of Rain” one Saturday morning. So struck was I with her voice, and similarity to Billie Holiday, that I managed to procure myself a copy of this album just a few days… Read More Karen Dalton – It’s So Hard To Tell Who’s Going To Love You The Best

John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme is John Coltrane’s great masterpiece, and one of the most spiritually moving jazz records ever made. Recorded in December 1964, with McCoy Tyner (piano), Elvin Jones (drums) and Jimmy Garrison (bass), the album’s four part suite is brilliantly executed from beginning to end, in a way that is both gripping and engaging… Read More John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother

When this LP was originally performed live some music critics derided the group’s decision to blend art-rock with orchestration. That Pink Floyd had wandered off course in comparison to their earlier more psychedelic period with Syd Barrett must have seemed as a betrayal. Ultimately this album is more famous for its cover than for its contents.… Read More Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother

Carla Olson & Mick Taylor – Too Hot For Snakes

Mick Taylor is a name that will forever remain synonymous with The Rolling Stones, a guitarist whose contribution, at least instrumentally, cannot be underestimated much less ignored. And while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards’ song writing credit was practically bullet proof, to the extent of being almost Machiavellian when it came to copyright, for many… Read More Carla Olson & Mick Taylor – Too Hot For Snakes