Around the LJF World in +10 Days —Gonzo Journalism from a Diehard Jazz Fan

Preface: This pastiche is decidedly biased, as it is written by someone in the business—as a manager, record label owner, agent and talent spotter—whose love for jazz exceeds all in his life, other than his love for his family. I’ve chosen to highlight my relationships with each artist/band, along with a sound bite performance rating, to protect the innocent. Otherwise, I’ll simply take the 5th Amendment.

 Noemi Nuti, Andrew McCormack

Noemi Nuti, Andrew McCormack

 Andrew McCormack, Noemi Nuti, Josh Arcoleo, Rob Mullarkey, Josh Blackmore

Andrew McCormack, Noemi Nuti, Josh Arcoleo, Rob Mullarkey, Josh Blackmore

 Andrew McCormack, Rob Mullarkey

Andrew McCormack, Rob Mullarkey

 Andrew McCormack, Noemi Nuti

Andrew McCormack, Noemi Nuti

 Josh Blackmore, Martin Hummel

Josh Blackmore, Martin Hummel

 Martin Hummel, Andrew McCormack, Noemi Nuti

Martin Hummel, Andrew McCormack, Noemi Nuti

Wednesday, 15th November

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

Pizza Express Soho (Sold Out)

The one a lot of people had been waiting for. Graviton is on a few lists for Album of The Year and Jazz FM’s Chris Philips chose the show as one to see. McCormack and crew (see Monday’s GSMD band listing) did not disappoint. A musical cross between Steve Reich and Tigran on acid, the band flew through a repertoire of high octane bliss. An all-star line-up and one to watch for 2018.

Relationship: Yes

Performance: Captivating