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Jul
11
2018

Laurence Pike

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DISTANT EARLY WARNING (Leaf) 8.5/10 Laurence Pike has said that his “goal is to get into a space where the music makes itself”, and no musician can have higher aspirations. That he reached this zone during a single day in a recording studio to make this album can be heard note by note, as cohesive […]

Jul
8
2018

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas

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SCANDAL (Greenleaf/Planet) 7/10 Among Australia’s many jazz exports Linda May Han Oh shapes up as the one to have most thoroughly infiltrated the New York scene’s labyrinths. Born in Malaysia and raised in Perth, Oh moved to the Big Apple in 2008, and now finds herself the bassist of choice for an array of artists […]

Jul
6
2018

Matt Keegan

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VIENNA DREAMING (http://mattkeeganmusichub.com/) 8.5/10 Put on this album and slide through a rent in time and space to another world. Matt Keegan, always an exceptional saxophonist, shows ever more intriguing compositional ambitions, Vienna Dreaming being dedicated to his pianist great grandfather, Heini Portnoj, who had to flee the City of Music due to the rise […]

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