From The Desk Of Jonathan Wilson: Laura Marling

Gentle Spirit, Jonathan Wilson’s critically acclaimed 2011 solo debut, sounded like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young getting high on The Dark Side Of The Moon. The new Fanfare sets the Wayback Machine for a slightly more recent vintage—roughly 1975. The Sopwith Camel cover and occasional jazz flute filigree notwithstanding, Fanfare sounds like Crosby, Stills & Nash crashing the recording sessions for Wish You Were Here, only to find out that Steely Dan has already done all the blow. Tin soldiers and Nixon have come and gone. Jimmy Carter’s in the White House and Cecil Taylor is on the lawn. Wilson will be guest editing all week. Read our new feature on him.


Wilson: A singer I never tire of listening to. She’s so expressive and inventive with her phrasing, her melody. Quintessentially English, which I love. Her lyrical content is wild and stellar; she is brightly buzzing. I’ve had the pleasure recently of working on some stuff with her, and hope we do more …