Category: Album Reviews – Archive

April 15, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Rosin (ReR Megacorp)  Most CDs didn’t need to be made. This one did. It is a three-disc retrospective (plus data disc of videos) of the surprise-laden career of Jon Rose, a sort of Marcel Duchamp for the ears. Primarily a violinist, Rose has not just been a pioneer of free…

April 7, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Chameleons Of The White Shadow (ABC) The last time Joseph Tawadros recorded in New York was with the cream of the world’s jazz musicians. This time he assembled elite players from the shadowlands between genres. In advance one might have puzzled over how a banjo or an organ would blend…

March 31, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Concert In Athens (ECM) One of my speakers self-destructed recently, causing much gnashing of teeth. But since the replacement pair have been installed I swear no more beautiful sound has passed their membranes than that of Kim Kashkashian’s viola on this album. It has a velvety luxuriance such as the…