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Apr
6
2017

Tim Rollinson album

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NITTY GRITTY (Mixed-Up Music) 7.5/10 Tim Rollinson has rare control over the aesthetics of his guitar sound. When he applies distortion it doesn’t so much dirty up the sound as give it an edge and make it glint. When the sound is cleaner it’s never antiseptic, but has a warmth and fullness to draw you […]

Mar
22
2017

Mike Nock Trio/NZTrio album

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VICISSITUDES (Rattle) 8.5/10 This is how it can work. For all the attempts to combine jazz and classical elements in a piece of music, few have even begun to succeed. The most common fault is that the classical dimension is static and subservient to the fluid improvising one. Of course that can be valid and […]

Mar
17
2017

Michelle Nicolle Quartet album

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A FLOWER IS A LOVESOME THING (http://michellenicolle.com/) 8/10 Top sports people, from racing drivers to tennis players, appear to slow down time, so there’s more of it in which to act and react. For improvising musicians this ability is a must. As a result the best ones make the process sound relaxed. Unflustered. Easy. Michelle […]

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