Category: Album Reviews – Archive

February 17, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

The Hanging Of Jean Lee (andreegreenwell.com)  Jean Lee was the last woman subjected to state-sanctioned murder in Australia. This was in 1951 for her part in brutally killing a bookie, having tried to take sole responsibility in order to save her lover. She was so heavily sedated before the execution…

February 9, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Magnet (mag.net.au)  This is the album that Stephen Magnusson has been building towards. The Melburnian has long distinguished himself as among the world’s most fascinating guitarists, and now he pulls together a combination of musicians to make a group sound that is just as distinctive as his own playing.  Like…

February 7, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Carta de Amor (ECM)  The boss of Germany’s ECM record label, Manfred Eicher, is given to light-bulb moments. He had one in 1979 when he decided to assemble three great improvising musicians from different corners of the world: Charlie Haden, Egberto Gismonti and Jan Garbarek.  Eicher once told me that…