Michael Hann

Gig of the year: Ezra Collective, at the Royal Albert Hall, reviewed

Two overwhelming hours of open-hearted and ferociously insistent music

James Mollison, TJ Koleoso and Ife Ogunjobi of the Ezra Collective at the Royal Albert Hall. Photo: Joseph Okpako / Wire Image

The American music website Pitchfork is the journal of record for alternative America. It has became this generation’s Rolling Stone, for both good and ill. Long before it was bought by Condé Nast, however, it was famous for a disastrous jazz review in which the site’s founder chose to employ what he appeared to believe was the vernacular of a jazz ‘cat’ of the early 1960s.

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