Following on from the success of Vinyl & Wine’s regular vinyl listening gatherings, a new monthly event, brought to you by Improvised Music Company (IMC), is exploring the story of jazz through vinyl playback gatherings of the most iconic artists of the genre. The night aims to spark discussion and storytelling on jazz artists and their… Read more »

Posted on November 7th, 2017

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Last year, Future Islands rapped with Madlib on the stonking track ‘Trouble Knows Me’, while Canadian jazzy hip-hop instrumentalists BadBadNotGood did a band reinterpretation of ‘Seasons (Waiting On You’) and made an album with Ghostface Killah that was in my top 10 of 2015. That collaborative streak strikes here on ‘Time Moves Slow’, the first… Read more »

Posted on May 18th, 2016

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12 Points Festival is a nomadic festival by Improvised Music Company that alternates between Dublin and another European city. This year’s edition took place in Dublin and for 2016, it’ll move to a European city yet to be decided in April. The music is young WEuropean jazz but that also includes experimental and contemporary-related musicians…. Read more »

Posted on August 25th, 2015

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12 Points Festival is a nomadic festival that alternates between Dublin and another European city (last year was Umeå, Sweden) that puts on a lineup of jazz, experimental and contemporary-related musicians. It’s run by Improvised Music Company. Alarmist and OKO are two band who have played the festival in previous years. 12 Points is now… Read more »

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

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French Kiwi Juice or just FJK if you’re texting, brings good vibes with his Time For A Change EP, the second EP in over a year from the producer out on Roche Musique. On it, the dreadlocked Parisian impresses over four-tracks of sunshining jazz-indebted electronic funk. ‘Instant Need’ rocks the R&B funk look with soulful… Read more »

Posted on July 30th, 2013

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