So what: Miles Davis – Kind of Blue (1959)

The first jazz album I ever heard start to finish was Kind of Blue.  Considered to be Miles Davis‘ masterpiece and the jazz album that non-jazz type folks have either heard or own it seemed like the perfect place to start.  As an introduction to jazz it’s both perfect and, well, less than ideal.  Why…

Ho Diddi: Duke Garwood – The Sand That Falls (2009)

Duke Garwood, man.  There’s something about that chap.  I first heard of him back in 2010 when he supported Mark Lanegan at Glasgow’s Oran Mor.  While it was difficult to make out what he was singing, his tunes were hypnotic.  The Sand That Falls is his third album and, aside from the magnificent Black Pudding…