Category: Album Reviews – Archive

June 12, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

New Orleans Gris Gris (Metro Select/Select) Much of the American music that so comprehensively colonised the world during the last century can be traced back to one city: New Orleans. A unique musical crucible of brass band, ragtime, African, French, Spanish and Caribbean ingredients, it was the birthplace not only…

June 2, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

The Remembering & Forgetting Of The Air (birdland.com.au) In a world of stress, friction, worry and the relentless buzz of necessity Jonathan Zwartz creates music akin to the release of a long sigh; music that inclines us to let the sounds wash over us. Not that this follow-up to The…

May 29, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

My World Is Gone (Telarc/Select) If Deadwood (television’s peerless western) could sing it would sound like this. You can hear blood, dust and whisky all rasping in this music, alongside hearts as big as houses, turbulent lives and the looming proximity of death. Anyone who thought the blues was now…