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Nov
17
2017

Gregory Porter album

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NAT KING COLE & ME (Blue Note) 7.5/10 It takes a certain vocal quality to even attempt this. Choose your own metaphor: whether velvet, honey or melted chocolate, lushness is mandatory, as is the ability to soothe. Nat “King” Cole was a primary influence on the young Gregory Porter, and as successful as the latter […]

Nov
15
2017

My Name Is Nobody album

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MY NAME IS NOBODY (mynameisnobody.com.au) 9/10 There’s a sense of space here: vast vistas that can replenish the soul with their sprawling beauty, or unsettle it because of that very same expansiveness. Most of us, after all, cling with our fingernails to this continent’s seaboard, our backs to a desert emptiness that can excite a […]

Nov
11
2017

Jef Neve

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Foundry 616, October 21 8/10 Dialogues between serenity and agitation have long been a mainstay of the western canon. Having those two extremes in play simultaneously is rather harder to achieve and therefore much rarer. This is the wonder of Jef Neve’s compositions for piano, bass, drums and strings, largely drawn from his exceptional album […]

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