This website is now one year old.
The first posting on downwithit.info was published on 19 September 2014.
In the last year the site has been visited 4097 times by visitors from 67 countries. 1867 visits have been from UK web addresses, followed by 1070 hits from US visitors. 99 visits have been made from Brazil, while there has only been 1 visit from each of New Zealand, South Africa and Pakistan and nobody has looked in from Jamaica or Iceland yet!
39 albums have been reviewed and these have included 6 newly released sets by artists who are currently active.
15 live gigs have been reported on (with a couple of Pharoah Sanders US gigs that I couldn’t get to also being mentioned).
The most rewarding strands involved finding out more about Freddie Roach and starting to write about current live and recorded music. I’ve particularly enjoyed gigs at East Side Jazz Club, where I’ve seen some superb musicianship from world-class performers and it has been great that Steve Williamson has made a very welcome re-appearance on live stages.
Bringing things right up to date, last week the first meeting of Macc Record Club took place and you can read about this excellent fresh initiative here.
Over the next year I intend to continue as before and I hope you all continue to visit.
Comments are very welcome and the one surprise is that there have been very few- so dont’t be shy. I’m sure some of what I write about provokes a reaction- so please feel free to react.
Onward to the autumn and winter of 2014.