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An outstanding feature this week in the shape of an exclusive in-depth interview is with Sarah Gillespie, the giga volt electrifying Anglo American singer-songwriter. In what again proved a very congenial chat, we talked about the new album In The Current Climate, Gilad Atzmon, Sarah Gillespie's extraordinary lyrics, her inspirations, the forthcoming tour and more. In The Current Climate with jazz legend Gilad Atzmon, also featuring regulars Ben Bastin on bass and Enzo Zirilli on drums, was reviewed last week and is to be released in January.


Happy 2011!

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Reviewed this week, fabulous Anglo-American singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie's stunning In The Current Climate, with modern jazz legend Gilad Atzmon, to be released early in January with the album's launch taking place at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho, on 20th January. The tour in support of the album starts 7th January at Komedia, Brighton - for details see Sarah Gillespie's web site. Her debut album, Stalking Juliet, was the mutt's nuts of singer-songwriter albums - but here, Ms. Gillespie goes one better still! This is insanely fab-u-lous. Painting with words and music - colours as you haven't heard them before. And to go with the review and the new album, there's an exclusive in-depth interview with Sarah Gillespie next week! We chatted about the new album, Gillespies' lyrics, Gilad Atzmon, and more.

If you have any interest at all in the wonderful accordion, last Tuesday BBC Radio 4 presented a fascinating programme titled The Big Squeeze with classical accordionist James Crabb. The programme deals with a bit of the modern history of the accordion, the amazing capabilities of the modern instrument, its importance to post-WWII Italian industry, and more. Absolutely riveting. Thanks go to fellow classical accordionist and composer Romano Viazzani for pointing the programme an link out. You have, sadly, by now just about one day left to catch up with it on BBC iPlayer.

Time is fast approaching for the scheduled end of such excellent BBC Local Radio programmes as DJ Ritu's A World In London and Mick & Lester's Folkwaves, as well as Celtic Fringe and possibly others we haven't yet heard about. Even as the campaigns to save these programmes gather strength and support, the respective BBC Local Radio stations seem hardly bothered to respond in any meaningful way. However, it increasingly looks like the BBC may actually be in breach of its local radio licence in scrapping these shows! For more, please head to the Other World Music page. Diversity in music broadcasting, especially on the license fee-funded BBC, should matter to everyone!


Happy Holidays!

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Astonishing, utterly amazing Anglo-American singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie's brand new album In The Current Climate is due for release early January (you can pre-order on Amazon UK). A review copy has already found its way here, but all I can say for now is that it's a real cracker. Look for a review here soon. Meanwhile, this is a good time to catch up with a belated review of her 2009 debut album, Stalking Juliet, to whet your appetites. And if this blows you away, catch Sarah Gillespie live also - she'll kill you! The UK tour to promote the new album starts 7th January, 2011. Highlight inclide the official album launch at the Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street, Soho, and later in the tour also a date at the 606 Club in Chelsea. For more details of the tour please go to Sarah Gillespie's web site.

There's a long way to go in the campaign to save DJ Ritu's most excellent A World in London Saturday evening show on BBC London 94.9 from the axeman, David Robey, head of the station who remains adamant that the show will end from the New Year. Please join the campaign to save this fantastic world music show on Facebook, or on its new blog. Ideally, both! Please help fight this appalling travesty, and don't be put off by the form letter sent out in reply by Robey's PA - keep arguing the case! The situation may not look good, but don't give up the fight. Dropping AWIL would be a double blow to world music on the BBC as Mark Cole's World Service World of Music show will also be dropped from next March.

For more details, also see News for 2010/11/23.

Stand up for your rights as a licence payer and don't give up!

As we're getting very near the end of the year, this is as good a time as any to pick Rainlore's World of Music's albums of the year, book of the year, and a few really outstanding albums from the past decade. So here goes.

Outstanding Albums of the Past Decade:

Singer-songwriter Album of the Noughties: Sarah Gillespie - Stalking Juliet

Accordion Albums of the Noughties (Triptych): Romano Viazzani - Encore; Piazzolla - Ángel Suite, Bobiç - Liturgical Suite & Viazzani takes Stok

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Special: BBC plans to axe DJ Ritu's A World in London Saturday evening world music show on BBC London 94.9FM

For a great many years now the schedule of the BBC's local London radio station, BBC London 94.9 FM, has included a Saturday early evening programme that, broadly speaking, covers the realm of world music. For many years, this was the late great Charlie Gillett's The Sound of the City show, and when Charlie became too ill he passed on the reins to DJ Ritu and her A World in London show. In the nearly two years (if memory serves) that A World in London has now been running, it and indeed its superb presenter DJ Ritu have become something of a unique national institution and even national treasure, being heard far beyond the London area via the internet.

No other programme so well reflects London's - and indeed Britain's - hugely diverse multicultural population musically as AWIL. It brings the music of diverse culture to its audience, something that cannot be found elsewhere on British airwaves, and moreover all this is presented most excellently and entertainingly. Beyond that, AWIL is also highly educational and most decidedly helps broaden its audience's musical and cultural horizons. As such, DJ Ritu and her AWIL show make an invaluable contribution to not only the general culture of this country but to its multicultural society and to greater tolerance and understanding.

Now, the BBC plans to axe this most excellent programme at the end of December! This would be singular, shameful act of cultural vandalism and is simply beyond comprehension and belief.

Please support DJ Ritu and help save the wonderful programme that is A World in London. You can do so in a number of ways:

You can keep up with what is happening with Save DJ Ritu's A World in London show on BBC London on Facebook.

Please send emails of support to DJ Ritu to:

You can show your support by writing a personal email to cc'd to the Director General, also please cc to save just in case some messages get classed as spam and don't get through to the powers that be. Many thanks!

You can also lodge your complaints on the BBC Complaints - Homepage.

Emailing may also be useful.

Please help save A World in London! Unity is Power! Let's try to keep A World In London on the air and get this disgraceful decision overturned.


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Rainlore's World of Music is in the process of establishing a presence on Facebook, so you'll be able to keep up with all the latest from there as well soon. A presence on mySpace Music has also been planned for some time and should be implemented fairly soon.

Finally, as we are nearing the end of the year, another first for Rainlore's World of Music. For the first time, "Albums of the Year" will be selected in various categories and announced with the next update. (Only albums released during 2010 will qualify.) Also, some very special albums of the past decade (i.e., albums released during the "noughties").


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A quick addendum of an item that accidentally got left out on 28th.

Don't miss the most exciting singer-songwriter since Janis Joplin, the fantastic, fabulous Sarah Gillespie tomorrow, 31st October, 8 pm at The Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, Dalston, London N16 8JH. Website - phone 020 7254 4097. To book tickets :

Sarah Gillespie - guitar & vocals, Gilad Atzmon - accordion, clarinet & sax, Enzo Zirilli - drums, Ben Bastin - double bass.


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From the world of avant garde/experimental music, we have a review of Random Touch's Reverberating Apparatus. Don't dismiss this out of hand, an open mind could prove rewarding. Certainly a must for aficionados of the avant garde, experimental or accidental music, this could possibly grow on you even if you're not.


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A truly momentous week saw the massive two day Jazza Festival London 2010 on 12th and 13th October at the Scala in King's Cross, London. It is reviewed in full on two pages and thanks to the multi-talented Tali Atzmon who kindly supplied some of her excellent photographs it is even illustrated. (I am currently regrettably still unable to do photographs again.) This fabulous festival had something to offer for most tastes, from jazz to rap, singer-songwriter to folk, and more. And of course it was also all in a very good humanitarian cause, for the people of Gaza. Artists included hotter-than-the-sun singer-songwriter Sarah Gillespie, Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble with Ros Stephen and the Sigamos String Quartet and the fabulous Cleveland Watkiss and Tali Atzmon as well as Palestinian hip hop/rap artists Shadia Mansour and Stormtrap (for the Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen album launch - see below), Palestinian singer and oud player Nizar Al-Issa, Northumbrian folk sensation The Unthanks, folk singer-songwriter and troubadour Rory McCloud, and the specially formed Jazza All-Stars which included legendary altoist Peter King, Gilad Atzmon, tuba and orenophone virtuoso Oren Marshall, Cleveland Watkiss, tenorist Alex Garnett, and drummer Seb Rochford.

Jazza also served as the launch pad for the superlative new Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen album For The Ghosts Within, which is also reviewed. Released on the Domino label on 11th October, this makes it the simply astounding Gilad Atzmon's second album release within just one week, following hot on the heels of his tenth anniversary album with his OHE, the equally superlative The Tide Has Changed. Of course, For The Ghosts Within is a collaboration with the equally legendary Robert Wyatt, one of the fathers of progressive rock, and violinist and leader of the Sigamos String Quartet, Ros Stephen. This is an album to die for! While essentially a full-on jazz album, this should also be of more than mere interest to aficionados of prog rock and of course all fans of the great Robert Wyatt.


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And now, for something completely different. Band Seven7 have been making big waves on the UK metal scene for a while now, and in anticipation of their second album, slated for next spring, there is a review of their outstanding 2009 debut album, Try Something Different. Seven7 features, among others, ace guitarist Nicolas Meier, generally better known for his jazz work. The mouthwatering sample track that accompanies the review should convince you that this is metal with a difference. Metal heaven! Should also appeal to any general guitar music aficionado.


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Although ready in all but html formatting, a review of guitar ace Tassos Spiliotopoulos' debut album with the Tassos Spiliotopoulos Quartet from 2006, Wait For Dusk, unfortunately didn't make the last update but is here now at last. As fine a debut album as one could hope for and definitely an album to be taken note of. Should be of great interest to any fan of guitar music, whether into jazz fusion in particular or not. A very tasty sample track accompanying the review should have anybody wanting more.

NB - Regrettably, upload of the above news for 8th August, and the complete site update, was delayed till 17th August.


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Two albums should be of particular interest to any aficionado of guitar, as well as of drum-led music. Having arrived here hot off the presses in the last couple of weeks from drum and jazz fusion titan Asaf Sirkis, the Asaf Sirkis Trio's long anticipated new album Letting Go, to be released on 23rd September, gets an early review. Advance copies are available now on Sirkis' web site and from Jazz CDs UK. Be sure not to miss the album's launch gig at The Spice of Life on 23rd September. Details are:
The Spice of Life, 6 Moor St, Cambridge Circus, London, W1D 5NA
Telephone: 020-7437-7013 Fax: 020-7437-7013 E-mail:

Admission is a bargain £10, or £8 for MU members and students.

It's bound to be a very special occasion, and if you go and buy the CD (and whip off the shrink wrap and bring along a permanent marker pen) and ask him nicely, I'm sure Asaf Sirkis will oblige and autograph your copy for you, time permitting - Asaf's really one of the nicest people you could possibly hope to ever meet, and so are Yaron and Tassos.

And staying with the same line-up, we also have a review of Tassos Spiliotopoulos' recently released trio album, Archipelagos. Two very special guest musicians feature on one track each, veteran trumpet maestro Kenny Wheeler and guitar maestro John Parricelli. (And for eagle-eyed fans of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, yes, that's Parricelli on lead in Dave Arch's fabulous house band.) Whether lead by Sirkis or Spiliotopoulos, the trio is one of the finest and tightest of its kind, and combines some of the finest talent anywhere in that Elvin Jones/Tony Williams/Jack DeJohnette rolled into one drum phenomenon, Asaf Sirkis, one of the finest young guitarists, Tassos Spiliotopoulos, and finest young bass master, Yaron Stavi. Every single track of either of these reviewed albums is worth the price of admission by itself.

Also up very shortly will be a review of Spiliotopoulos' earlier, 2006 Tassos Spiliotopoulos Quartet album, Wait For Dusk. The review is ready, but sadly there just wasn't enough time to prepare it in html to make the current site update.


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At long last have caught up with reviews of two outstanding albums by Latin singer (among others) extraordinaire Guillermo Rozenthuler - a kind of modern day João Gilberto and Carlos Gardel in one! If you haven't heard him before you've really been missing something extra special. The albums reviewed are Guillermo's The Blue Hour - Songs From Argentina (La Hora Azul), an outstanding collection of originals and traditional Argentine songs recorded in Buenos Aires and released in 2004 - basically, a singer-songwriter album - that will simply blow you away, and with his own band, formed ion 2003, Guillermo Rozenthuler & Rioplatenses' A Route To The Roots, their live debut album released in 2008, a superb collection of Argentine and Uruguayan songs (given the inimitable Rioplatenses treatment), a journey of exploration that takes the listener beyond the better known tango and milonga (although a few of these are also included, of course) and introduce him to a variety of less well known regional rhythms and styles. You really don't want to miss these fabulous albums and tanguero maravillosa Rozenthuler.

Of course, Rozenthuler is already familiar on this site through his association with Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble through a gig review (at the Pizza, Soho) and a review of outstanding album Musik. Rozenthuler also regularly appears with all the UK's (and beyond) leading tango ensembles, most recently including El Tango Ultimo and the London Tango Orchestra.

I expect to likely have to take a break from updating the site for about six to eight weeks due to surgery shortly, but more will follow ASAP.


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The world of music, and world music in particular, lost one of its greatest advocates and champions with the death of Charlie Gillett at the age of a mere 68 following a long illness on 17th March. Gillett's many achievements include the seminal book The Sound of the City, the first comprehensive history of popular music, the discovery of, among others, Dire Straits and Ian Dury's first band Kilburn and the High Roads (the latter of whom he also managed), several long-running radio shows including The Sound of the City on BBC London 94.9 from 1995 to 2006 when he sadly had to relinquish it due to health issues and Charlie Gillett's World of Music on BBC World Service since 1999. In the 1980s, he was also the first DJ to play Montserratan soca singer Arrow's perennial monster hit Hot Hot Hot on British radio, and Charlie Gillett was also one of the influential group of people who - reluctantly - coined the term "world music". Gillett's enthusiasm for world music was as tireless as his efforts to promote it, both in the UK and internationally. Many international world music artists acknowledge owing their career to Gillett. In 1991, Charlie Gillett was awarded the Sony Gold Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2006 The John Peel Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Radio by the Radio Academy.

Gillett's weekly half hour BBC World Service show, Charlie Gillett's World of Music, was compulsive listening for anybody with half an interest in any kind of world music. Charlie Gillett will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.

Our thoughts at this sad time are with Gillett's wife Buffy, daughters Suzy and Jody and son Ivan, and two grandchildren. RIP, Charlie Gillett.


A special feature in the form of a television review may serve to further draw attention to the plight of the British brass band. BBC2's A Band For Britain, broadcast on consecutive Mondays this month, focused on one of the many of the remaining brass bands that are failing, the Dinnington Colliery Band, and, with the more than capable help of the unstoppable and irrepressible Sue Perkins at its helm, attempted to revive this band with a proud 100-plus year history. The programme also served as a last-minute wake up call to the peril the glorious brass band movement faces, and maybe it can serve as a rallying cry to save our glorious British brass band heritage before it's too late!


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One album review and an article this week hope to draw attention to two - almost - "cause celebres". The album in question is the magnificent The Music Lives On: Now The Mines Have Gone, featuring The Best Of Colliery Bands, while the article, Double Zed Music - Everything Accordion! explores one of the finest accordion resources on the web.

The Music Lives On: Now The Mines Have Gone is a compilation album featuring some of the greatest British colliery brass bands surviving today, as well as some of the finest brass band music selections. The album was released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the end of the last great miners' strike on 3rd March 1985, as well as to celebrate the survival of the colliery bands and the brass band movement.

Sadly, however, it seems to me that celebrating the survival of the brass band movement may be a little premature when so many former colliery and other brass bands have perished since the 1980s, and many more are struggling to survive today - both financially and in attracting new membership. When even a quite well-known band from a basically fairly prosperous corner of southern England so very nearly faced extinction a few years ago, it certainly became very obvious that the whole brass band movement was facing problems. And it's not only the demise of the mining industry and its support for the colliery bands that's been at the root of these problems. Far more, and more seriously, it is changing public tastes and attitudes. Sadly, the glory days of the height of the most widespread popularity of British brass bands of the 1970s and early 80s have long gone. The days when brass band was televised regularly by the BBC, when brass band even penetrated the pop charts, when in 1977 the Brighouse & Rastrick Band scored a massive and unprecedented singles hit with The Floral Dance and were only prevented from reaching the No. 1 spot by the release of Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre, or when new-wave pop star Jona Lewie had a monster hit with brass band accompaniment in Stop The Cavalry that was only stopped from reaching the No. 1 spot by the sad death of John Lennon and the speedy re-release of some of his records. And who could possibly forget the 1970s Hovis Bread TV commercial with Shaftesbury's Gold Hill standing in for a road somewhere in what we were supposed to believe to be Yorkshire, with a young lad carrying a loaf up the steep hill to the unforgettable strains of the second movement of Dvorak's Symphony From The New World played by a brass band (if memory serves, the Black Dyke Mills Band?)!

Despite the occasional flashes of brilliance since those days (such as 1995's Brassed Off movie), somehow the braas band movement never quite captured the wider public imagination to anything like the same extent again. In the 1970s, there were some 20-30,000 brass bands in Britain, yet today we are left with a mere 500-1,000 perhaps, and many of those are struggling. And this is a very sad state of affairs indeed. Brass band music is not only absolutely glorious music, it's as quintessentially British as Yorkshire pudding, cheddar cheese, pork pie, the great British banger, a sense of fair play and tolerance, the glorious British landscape, excentricity, the Last Night of the Proms, the British sense of humour, jellied eel, pie and mash, fish and chips, 'warm' beer, panto, the boat race, Ascot, the Grand National, Mrs. Beeton, curry and chips, the institution of the monarchy, wippets and greyhounds, cream teas, and whatever else you might care to think of. The brass band is a British tradition and heritage to be immensely proud of and that ought to be cherished and nurtured. Isn't it time we all in Britain took more of an interest and pride in some of the best and finest traditions of the land and kept our heritage alive and well? Before it's too late?

One really has to hope that The Music Lives On: Now The Mines Have Gone, as well as the currently running BBC 2 television series A Band For Britain (about the struggles and revival of the Dinnington Brass Band, aided by irrepressable TV presenter Sue Perkins) will go some way in helping to widen popular interest in brass band music and the heritage as a whole.

Double Zed Music - Everything Accordion! explores what is probably the greatest single accordion music resource on the web, ZZ Music. Everything from accordion albums by a huge variety of artists, accordion sheet music, books and more to accordions of the highest pedigree from Claudio Beltrami.

Again, accordion music, especially in the UK, tends to be rather neglected and/or ignored. All too often, the accordion is still regarded as either something somewhat old-fashioned or "humble". Yet, neither could be further from the truth. The accordion is one of the most versatile instruments around and finds a place in just about any type of music you could think of, from folk right up to jazz and classical music - concertos have even been written for it, including a contemporary one in the last ten years by accordion maestro extraordinaire Romano Viazzani (three of his solo accordion albums were recently reviewed on this site). If you labour under the very much misguided impression that the accordion is simple or "humble", then you really ought to have a look at - and more importantly, a listen to some of the finest accordions around as played by some of its finest exponents. Even the accordion's still more "humble" cousing, the concertina, is anything but. Not only could a good quality instrument cost you enough to have to extend your mortgage, but again it has found its way into all manner of musical styles including classical - indeed, many a folk concertina player is classically trained on the instrument.

The accordion is at least very much alive, but it certainly is deserving of much wider popular interest in this country especially. Maybe you'd like to explore a little further?


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The 2008/09 version of this page has now been archived.

Finally, it has come to our attention that there appear to be a few minor problems with our web forms, specifically with radio buttons and check boxes, with some browsers. This is continuing to be checked out, but as everything seems to work just fine in Internet Explorer, it seems likely that the problem lies with the other browsers in that they may not have fully implemented this aspect of forms. In which case there appears little that can be done about it other than to suggest you temporarily switch to Internet Explorer in order to use our forms, if you are affected. Flash based forms might be another option longer term.


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Two reviews of outstanding albums here particularly of interest to aficionados of great guitar music. And they could hardly be much more different! First, there's the almost outrageously brilliant Nicolas Meyer's excursion into the world of classical/Baroque music in his Modern Guitar Orchestra incarnation with his mindblowing arrangement for multi-tracked acoustic, electric and synth guitars of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, titled strangely enough, Vivaldi - Four Seasons. In addition to the complete The Four Seasons, there are also a brief intro and a closing epilogue, all originals by Meier and the latter also featuring two solos from legendary veteran jazz guitar ace John Etheridge as special guest. A terrific sample track accompanying the review should make you drool for this sensational album. And although released in 2004, it's as hot as ever.

Finally, there's Eyal Maoz & Asaf Sirkis' release from last year, Elementary Dialogues. Guitar wiz Maoz is best known on the other side of the Atlantic where he is a mainstay of the Downtown scene in NYC, his styles ranging from jazz, jazz fusion, rock , prog-rock to Jewish and Balkan music and beyond. As well as performing as a soloist, Maoz also leads several ensembles. Sirkis is a drumming icon of our time and probably the most in-demand contemporary drummer, principally in the jazz/jazz fusion spheres, both on the UK and international scene. As well as leading his own Asaf Sirkis And The Inner Noise organ trio and the Asaf Sirkis Trio, he is a regular sideman in more line-ups than you could conveniently shake a set of drum sticks at. Maoz and Sirkis go back together as friends as well as as collaborators to their childhood days, and Elementary Dialogues is their second album together. Impossible to categorize, this music vaguely fits under the broad umbrella of jazz, but just think of it as great guitar and drum music. A tasty sample track with the review will give you some idea and hopefully tempt you to explore this thrilling album further.


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Of great interest to any fan of any kind of guitar music should be this month's review of the hot off the presses latest album from Nicolas Meier, Breeze. The Nicolas Meier Trios' Breeze features two trios, one acoustic, the other electric. Providing a superb showcase for Meier's guitars, this 'unplugged' album is almost outrageously thrilling and addictive. The Electric Trio in addition to Meier features drum genius Asaf Sirkis, who needs no introduction, and also bassist and harmonica player extraordinaire Pat Bettison, both also members of the Meier Group. The Acoustic Trio features the percussion of Spanish born Demi Garcia (of among others The Alec Dankworth Quintet) and from the world of soul, bassist Paolo Minervini. If you plan on buying only one guitar album this year, Breeze should be the one! To help you decide, the title track provides a gobsmackin'ly delicious sample track on the review page. Irresistable!


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Long overdue perhaps, but better late than never, are reviews of one of the very finest of today's maestros of the accordion, Romano Viazzani's albums from 2007. A trio of outstanding solo accordion releases, they could and indeed ought to be treated as a boxed set but work equally well on their own. Piazzolla - Ángel Suite / Bobiç - Liturgical Suite, Encore, and Viazzani takes Stok cover a huge gamut of styles and genres, form Baroque, contemporary classical, via Argentine Tango and Italian dance classics to contemporary music and rock/pop. A veritable gourmet feast for any music lover, and especially for the accordion connoisseur. There's bound to be something for everybody here. Tasty sample tracks accompanying each review (if you don't have Flash Player 8 or later set up yet, now's the time!) should wet any appetite to crave more. To buy, just go to the ZZ Music label's web site. (This small Indie label seems to specialise entirely in accordion - something long needed.) Of course, Romano Viazzani will already be familiar on this site, at any rate to jazz lovers, through his long association with the great Gilad Atzmon's extended Orient House Ensemble. The present recordings are accordion at its most glorious. More, please!


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There is a full index of all reviews available on Rainlore's World of Music. Also, there is an index listing all CD reviews , which includes reviews of music from all genres, and another one listing all live music reviews.

Reviews added 2010/12/20:

Sarah Gillespie with Gilad Atzmon :  In The Current Climate (2010/11/29)


Reviews added 2010/11/28:

Sarah Gillespie :  Stalking Juliet (2010/11/26)


Reviews added 2010/10/28:

Random Touch :  Reverberating Apparatus (2010/10/27)


Reviews added 2010/10/17:

Jazza Music Festival London 2010 - Page 1/2, Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NL, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October, 2010 (2 pages - page 1/2) (2010/10/15)

Jazza Music Festival London 2010 - Page 2/2, Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, London N1 9NL, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th October, 2010 (2010/10/15)

Wyatt/Atzmon/Stephen :  For The Ghosts Within (2010/10/17)


Reviews added 2010/09/05:

Seven7 :  Try Something Different (2010/08/31)


Reviews added 2010/08/08:

Tassos Spiliotopoulos Quartet :  Wait For Dusk (2010/07/20)


Reviews added 2010/07/21:

Asaf Sirkis Trio :  Letting Go (2010/07/18)

Tassos Spiliotopoulos :  Archipelagos (2010/07/20)


Reviews added 2010/05/02:

Guillermo :  The Blue Hour - Songs From Argentina (La Hora Azul) (2010/04/29)

Guillermo Rozenthuler & Rioplatenses :  A Route To The Roots (2010/04/29)


Reviews added 2010/03/28:

Television Review: A Band For Britain (March 2010, BBC2) (2010/03/23)


Reviews added 2010/03/14:

The Best Of Colliery Bands :  The Music Lives On: Now The Mines Have Gone (2010/03/09)


Reviews added 2010/02/28:

Eyal Maoz & Asaf Sirkis :  Elementary Dialogues (2010/02/28)

Nicolas Meier - Modern Guitar Orchestra :  Vivaldi - Four Seasons (2010/02/16)


Reviews added 2010/02/15:

Nicolas Meier Trios :  Breeze (2010/02/14)


Reviews added 2010/01/31:

Romano Viazzani :  Encore (2010/01/28)

Romano Viazzani :  Piazzolla - Ángel Suite, Bobiç - Liturgical Suite (2010/01/28)

Romano Viazzani :  Viazzani takes Stok (2010/01/28)



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Artists' Profiles

Artists' profiles consist of brief profiles, complete with discographies, contact/booking and other useful information, for some of the artists whose work has been featured on Rainlore's World of Music.

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Articles & Features

Both formal and informal articles, both on as well as off site, on all manner of topics relating to music broadly fallin into the 'Other Music' category, i.e., music not covered elsewhere on Rainlore's World of Music. Titles are accompanied by brief descriptions of the content. A full index of articles and features is also available.

Features/Articles added 2010/12/27:

The Rainlore Interview: Sarah Gillespie (2010/12/20)


Features/Articles added 2010/03/28:

Television Review: A Band For Britain (March 2010, BBC2) (2010/03/23) Three-part series that focused on the plight of the failing Dinnington Colliery Band and, 'under the baton' of Sue Perkins, aided the band's revival.


Features/Articles added 2010/03/14:

Double Zed Music - Everything Accordion! Article exploring what is probably the greatest single accordion music resource on the web, ZZ Music. Everything from accordion albums by a huge variety of artists, accordion sheet music, books and more to accordions of the highest pedigree from Claudio Beltrami.


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