Pick Of The Week

Steely Dan Sarcastic, yet inveterately hip US jazz-pop smoothies do their back catalogue, no doubt to drooling acclaim by all those who remember the Seventies as a time of hipness and sarcasm. Reports from the American tour were, to say the least, encouraging. Wembley Arena, London Mon-Tue.

Boo Hewerdine Ex -Bible frontman Hewerdine continues to forge his low-key solo career as England’s most discreetly subtle pop songwriter. Jazz Cafe, London NW), Thu.

John Martyn (above) Folk/blues/rock plus reggae and soul, sung with a furry voice and played with the delicacy of rain. There’s a good-ish new album out on Go! Discs entitled And. Royal Festival Hall, London SE), Fri.

The Independent
7 September 1996