ROUND-UP OF 2015. The ten most-read stories on LondonJazz News (Second Part) 1 to 5

John Taylor
LondonJazz News has published almost 900 articles during 2015. We published 6-10 of the top ten most-read of these yesterday, December 28th. Here are the top five:

5. In fifth place was Patrick Hadfield's review in February of From Darkness by bassist Avishai Cohen's trio with pianist Nitai Hershkovits and drummer Daniel Dor. Patrick wished the album could have been longer. (REVIEW)

4. Following the death of guitarist and Berklee educator Garrison Fewell in July, we were very privileged to publish a very personal piece from Stephen Keogh of the Global Music Foundation, where Fewell had been a popular and universally respected figure: (OBITUARY)

3. Melody Gardot's CD Currency of Man created big waves, and continues to do so. Andrew Cartmel loved it and captured its spirit well: (CD REVIEW)

2. Rob Mallows enjoyed the "rich infusion of guitar sounds" in his review of the Al Di Meola CD Elysium published in May. It takes second spot. (CD REVIEW)

1. The sudden death of John Taylor at a festival in France in July was felt like a seismic shock through the jazz community worldwide, and from our reader stats, massively overshadows everything else. We also published a marvellously eloquent tribute by Simon Purcell. (RIP John Taylor)

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