February marked the 50th anniversary of the release of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. It’s an album that I often turn to for inspiration and serenity; it purifies my soul.
Instead of writing about my ten favourite records this month, I have decided to review just one.
Martin Luther King and his supporters fought a titanic battle for suffrage in Selma, Alabama. Brian Jackson was Gil Scott-Heron’s writing partner and pianist. Together they produced some of the most insightful music of the 1970s. Here, Nick Grant reviews the new film Selma and Brian Jackson’s gig in London.
In the first of an occasional series, Hassan Mahamdallie, a bored teenager growing up in 1970s south west London, delves into his box of punk and New Wave singles and takes us on a personal, musical, cultural and political journey.
We asked readers of our blog to send in their five favourite tracks/albums of the year.