Concert review

Danny Thompson and Friends: 30 Jan 2010

31 Jan 2010
The Herald Scotland
Rob Adams

Danny Thompson and Friends: Connected, Old Fruit Market, Glasgow

In the end, the tribute concert that wasn't intended as a tribute concert paid a mighty tribute.
The main business of the evening may have been to focus on the assembled guests and the work that has reinforced their connections with Danny Thompson – and the classiness of Darrell Scott and Tim O'Brien delivering their Walk Beside Me and O'Brien’s sister Mollie raising the hairs on the back of the neck with her gospel-infused singing of No Ash Will Burn, reinforced the quality of the great bass player's associates.

Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall, 19 Nov 2008

20 Nov 2008
Glasgow Herald
Rob Adams

John Martyn, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Star rating * * *
Was it just me or was there something especially rejuvenated about John Martyn as he played Jelly Roll Blues, having completed the advertised revisiting of his classic Grace and Danger LP? It was as if, having been back in a dark time of divorce and general derangement, he wanted to get the hell out of Dodge, with an acoustic guitar serving as his horse and a lothario's recklessness his urgent destination.

London, Barbican, 10 Nov 2008

11 Nov 2008
Daily Telegraph
Mark Skipworth

John Martyn, Grace and Danger Live: he's the guv'nor

Mark Skipworth reviews John Martyn, Grace and Danger Live at the Barbican in London

All the greats have got one: that painful, intense, atmospheric studio album that was so emotionally demanding to make that it could rarely, if ever, be recreated in live performance.

Liverpool, Arena, 14 Jul 2008

15 Jul 2008
Liverpool Daily Post
Richard Down

MUSIC REVIEW: Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings, Summer Pops, Liverpool

DR HOOK frontman Dennis Locorriere was a surprise addition to former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings gig at the Arena last night. He joined legendary guitarist Albert Lee and the taciturn bassist on stage as part of the nine-piece outfit that ripped through 20 songs.

London, Roundhouse, 3 Feb 2007

7 Feb 2007
The Independent
Alasdair Lees

John Martyn, Roundhouse, London
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John Martyn's singing style and innovations with echo-effects and fuzz-box guitar pedals in the early 1970s were influenced by the free-jazz saxophonist Pharoah Sanders. On the albums Bless the Weather, Solid Air and Inside Out, he set out to replicate Sanders's incredibly long sustains with his voice and guitar playing.

Related to: 
Solid Air | Live At The Roundhouse (DVD)

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