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Aug
9
2017

John Harkins Trio album

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (www.johnharkinsjazz.com) 7.5/10 The perception that just about everything that could be said on the most standard of standards had already been said combined with a vague sense that the truly grown-up jazz improviser should also be capable of writing his or her own material. The upshot across the last half century […]

Aug
8
2017

Dan Sultan album

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KILLER (Liberation) 7/10 To become exceptional all artists must learn to see the world through others’ eyes while simultaneously becoming more perspicacious and honest about themselves. Several tracks on Killer confirm Dan Sultan (with help from multiple song-writing collaborators) has arrived there. Drover, for instance, which is set during the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off (and […]

Aug
4
2017

Sandy Evans & Friends album

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ROCKPOOLMIRROR (Tall Poppies) 9/10 What a brilliant source of inspiration! Each of this album’s 12 works is a response to a photograph taken by Belinda Webster in Shoalhaven Gorge. The images, often of rock formations with anthropomorphic echoes, can be equally beautiful and disquieting. Enter composer Sandy Evans and a series of musical sketches to […]

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