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Aug
31
2018

Paul Grabowsky

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MOONS OF JUPITER (Air-Edel) 9/10 The link to Paul Grabowsky’s brilliant 2014 release The Bitter Suite is unmistakable. Listen to the inky darkness that shadows the notes; that charges the mood variously with portentousness, melancholy or desolation; that lurks behind each line, or just around the corner from a jauntier moment – much as life […]

Aug
29
2018

Jon Rose and Chris Abrahams

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PEGGY (ReR) 8.5/10 Some couples are so different from each other you wonder how the hell their relationship works. Violinist Jon Rose (for 40 years an epicentre of Australian free improvisation) and pianist Chris Abrahams (one third of the Necks) are a bit like that. Often you feel this tension – almost a tug of […]

Aug
28
2018

James Muller

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LIVE AT WIZARD TONE (54 Records) 7/10 Having been party to exceptional live recordings by the Steve Hunter Band and the Subterraneans among others, Australia’s slipperiest jazz guitarist, James Muller, here makes a live one of his own, telling us in the liner notes that, despite all the sessions, he’s never been a comfortable studio […]

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