Salt House Lay Down The Law..Gently. Live at Clark’s Dundee 30.10.14

If there is one roots-based ensemble currently roaming the Scottish countryside that epitomizes the new musical legislature then it is Salt House. Far from breaking the rules of thumb, they are a force to be reckoned with in the establishment of fresh parameters for modern Scottish music. Playing live at Clark’s last Thursday the first […]

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The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO) directed by Tommy Smith with special guest Bob Mintzer: The Music of Yellowjackets at the Caird Hall, Dundee 27.9.14

Is there such a thing as feelgood jazz? Isn’t jazz an earnest kind of music where everyone sits around deep in reverential thought while musicians arm-wrestle with their own psyche. If it is, then no one’s told the SNJO or Bob Mintzer. Last night they served up a hot dish of highly palatable modern music […]

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