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Mar
12
2017

Jeremy Rose and The Earshift Orchestra

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IRON IN THE BLOOD (ABC) 8/10 This has an enormity about it seldom associated with jazz. How could it be anything less when composer Jeremy Rose has created a musical adaptation of Robert Hughes’s monumental tome of Australia’s colonial genesis, The Fatal Shore? Excerpts of the luxuriant text are read by actors Philip Quast and […]

Mar
5
2017

The Spooky Men’s Chorale album

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WARM (https://spookymen.com/product/warm/) 7/10 The Spooky Men actually made their name by amusing more than spooking. The problem with humour in music is its shelf-life is about the same as bread – unless of course one sees this loopy male choir live. So Spookmeister Stephen Taberner’s decision to ease this fourth album away from the gag […]

Feb
27
2017

Noah Preminger album

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SOME OTHER TIME (Newvelle) 8.5/10 Noah Preminger is not just gifted, he’s smart. At the age of 30 he knows that having the vast experience of 75-year-old drummer Billy Hart in his music is a priceless asset. Add bassist John Patitucci and guitarist Ben Monder, both in their mid-50s, and you have three generations of […]

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