Jul
22
2016

Betrayal

Betray 4 res

Ensemble Theatre, July 21 7/10 Harold Pinter wrote Betrayal with almost Shakespearian detachment. Despite all three lead characters betraying at least one of the others, no one’s behaviour is portrayed as villainous and no one is even deemed to be at fault. Perhaps this detachment is unsurprising, given that Pinter had famously had a long-term […]

Jul
20
2016

Wayfinders album

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LEFT HAND PATH (Downstream) 9/10 When the clarinet faded from favour as a front-line jazz instrument (in favour of the saxophone and or sometimes the bass clarinet) the music lost a singularly expressive array of colours. These colours and effects did not need to be restricted to the leaping, pert or swooning sounds of early […]

Jul
13
2016

Andreas Loven album

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DISTRICT SIX (Losen/Birdland) 7/10 Among all the indigenous idioms with which jazz has intermingled the music of South Africa has been an especially natural fit. Such rainbow nation musicians as Abdullah Ibrahim, Dudu Pukwana and Louis Moholo have been responsible for some of the most distinctive and ebullient jazz ever made. Whatever drove the Norwegian […]

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