When I was a little kid, the term “folk music” conjured overcast skies, foggy perennial forests, and the crackling of burning logs in a low lit tavern in the dales. A healthy dose of BBC programs (through a not very legal parabolic dish) and PBS documentaries cemented those beliefs. Possibly Clannad‘s soundtrack for Robin of Sherwood is to blame. In the furrows of common place, … Continue reading As icicles melt under industrious skies – a take on Jim Ghedi’s new album
Editor’s note: I think Jim Ghedi is one of the biggest assets in Sheffield, thanks to his artistic sensibilities and the chops to pull off projects as complex as they come. It’s with great pleasure that we had our own local mad artist/genius Keith How talk with Mr. Ghedi about his current direction. A couple of years ago, Jim Ghedi visited an open studio event … Continue reading A traveller in time and space: a profile on Sheffield’s Jim Ghedi.
Ahoy there! We have another one of them fancy lists for your reading pleasure. Since everyone and their mothers (and farmers’ mothers) have a “best of” list by now, we asked our readers and collaborators for their choices. Some heard the call and voraciously, viciously and vividly described what they enjoyed (or not – more on that later) in this year of our Lord … Continue reading Best albums of 2014
With a title like this and given Mr. Ghedi’s previous recordings, I was expecting a passionate outpouring of meaningful and inspiring spiritual jazzfolk but surprisingly, Jim’s having none of it. An artist never afraid to follow his heart, Jim Ghedi neatly sidesteps all our preconceptions on this newest recording to be released by the dudes at Audacious Art Experiment (possibly Sheffield’s best kept secret.) It’s … Continue reading Review: Jim Ghedi – Destroy Your Earthly Possessions
A digital projection (Jade Crowe) Live improvisational painting (Keith How, Sampa Mulenga, Edith Rothwell) and Jim Ghedi’s band constructed a multi media happening to celebrate the release of the Satori album. Continue reading “Jim Ghedi “Satori” album launch, 5.4.13 Bank Street Arts Sheffield.”
I arrived to find Jim Ghedi re-stringing his beloved acoustic guitar. Talk Talk’s Spirit of Eden was spinning on the turntable in the corner.
“Tea, Bro?” he asks. Continue reading “Tea with Jim Ghedi – an interview…”