A selection of M&V 'samba' articles
Music for Musicians Only? - The public turns a deaf ear to improvised music. As for classical music, Jan Dahlstedt claims that having abandoned improvisation, classical music entered a sidetrack from which it has never escaped, thus badly stifling creative progress. If he is guilty of heresy or may have a point, read on and judge for yourself.
Ensemble. Expert Playing - Music for voices and brass, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Record Box. Unexceptionable - Malcolm Tattersall reviews music from Brazil, Venezuela and Argentina