Avatar: Resting in Alaya

This third album release from 10-piece Irish reggae/jazz band Avatar – written and arranged by guitarist/bassist James Kennedy (aka Jah Bass) and mixed/engineered by Tony O’Flaherty at Sonas Recording Studio in Killarney – is brass and woodwind dominated: tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, flute and flugelhorn. Most of the eight tracks are instrumental, ranging from the […]

Hollie Cook: Twice

This release from Hollie Cook follows up her debut album (2011) and its excellent dub version (2012) (see reggaemusic.org.uk 29th April 2012) in fine style. ‘Twice’ displays a highly confident approach to reggae and its many influences, incorporating elements of style from the past several decades. Many of the songs here are offered at relatively […]