Apr
23
2017

Daniel Weltlinger album

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SAMOREAU (Rectify Records) 8.5/10 This album is often so swollen with beauty it is like time-lapse photography of tulips blooming. The final instalment of Daniel Weltlinger’s trilogy paying homage to Django Reinhardt, it consists of Weltlinger’s own compositions – from lilting waltzes to surging swing – played with a band including his long-term collaborator Lulo […]

Apr
19
2017

PAUL MOTIAN – CONCEPTION VESSEL

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1 LOSS OF A MASTER At the time of his death in late November Paul Motian was arguably the most important figure in jazz. The art form, which had been through so many evolutions over the preceding century, had largely painted itself into a corner. For all the apparent diversity of influences from across the […]

Apr
18
2017

The Three Seas

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Australian National Maritime Museum, March 18 8.5/10 They arrived on stage one at a time, each ritually striking a brass bowl that seemed to ring for about as long as our Prime Ministers currently last. This sense of theatre remained in play, partly thanks to the colourful clothing and exotic instruments, and even more to […]

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