Browsing articles in "Album Reviews"
Apr
23
2017

Daniel Weltlinger album

samor res

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
16
2017

Bashka album

bashka res

FIHI MA FIHI (baska.com.au) 7.5/10 Fihi ma Fihi means “it is what it is”, which is a fair summation of this Melbourne band’s blend of traditional Turkish music and dancefloor hypnosis. This mix is much more subtle and nuanced than bulldozing a 4/4 bass drum through the middle of some snaking melodies, or straightjacketing the […]

Apr
11
2017

Don Friedman album

logo 2

STRENGTH AND SANITY (Newvelle) 8.5/10 For some of us Booker Little was as great a jazz trumpeter as any. That this sentiment is not more widely shared is down to the fact that Little was dead in 1961 at just 23. He didn’t have much time, but with what he did he created a stunning […]

Pages:12»