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Entries from September 2015

Alberto Vilas Quinteto: CrA^3nica CromA tica

There might be something to the theory that separation brings about greater creative awareness. The region of Galicia, on the northwest corner of Spain, though not geographically isolated, does pride itself in its unique cultural traits as music and language, differentiating itself from the rest of… [ read more ]

Date: Sep 28th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

John Ellis: Charm

Through the course of more than a half dozen albums under his own name, increasingly less traditional with each successive release including Dance Like there’s No Tomorrow (Hyena, 2008) Puppet Mischief (Oblique Sound, 2010), saxophonist/composer John Ellis has developed and refined his own sound, pa… [ read more ]

Date: Sep 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Keith Rowe and John Tilbury: Enough still not to know

It was back in late 2011 that the last collaboration between m: Keith Rowe and m: John Tilbury was issued, E.E. Tension and Circumstance (Potlatch, 2011), having been recorded live in Paris in December 2010. As that was their second duo recording, following the double CD Duos…

Date: Sep 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: Kim Simmonds and Savoy Brown: The Devil to Pay

John Mayall may remain the so-called ‘Godfather of British Blues,” but if that’s so, then Kim Simmonds is certainly his consigliere. After all, Simmonds did mentor three members of Foghat, among other stalwarts of the the British blues boom of the late Sixties. And like Mayall, Simmonds has followed…

Date: Sep 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

The Staple Singers: The Staple Singers: Freedom Highway Complete

Music has always been the perfect medium over which people expressed their dissatisfaction and protested social injustices. As such it has a tremendous ability to show the world from the perspective of the oppressed. During the ’60s in US the revival of protest music was propelled as a reaction to t…

Date: Sep 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Shemekia Copeland: Outskirts Of Love

The Blues. Much has been written about how it has influenced countless artists in a variety of genres, but few can claim to have been born into the blues.

Date: Sep 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews

Thomas Fonnesbaek: Where We Belong

Aficionados increasingly see Danish bassist Thomas Fonnesbaek as a successor to the late, great Nils-Henning Orsted Pedersen. He is heard here as part of a trio featuring Swedish pianist Lars Jansson, the format that established his reputation. The album consists primarily of Fonnesbaek’s own compos…

Date: Sep 27th, 2015 · No Comments · Categories: Jazz CD Reviews