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Mar
11
2018

The Marais Project album

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SPINNING FORTH (Move) 8.5/10 Only two pieces on this enthralling album are genuinely “baroque”, but the Marais Project’s central instrument, Jennifer Eriksson’s viola da gamba, is a machine for imbuing all it touches with that stately grace of the music of 300 years ago. Sumptuously recorded, its bass notes are as sonorous as the voice […]

Mar
8
2018

John Scurry’s Reverse Swing album

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POST MATINEE (Liosharecords) 7.5/10 Like revenge, art is sometimes a dish best served, if not cold, then certainly well stewed. Guitarist John Scurry, long a force in Australian mainstream jazz (and painting!), has waited a mere five decades to make his debut album as leader. The upshot is 17 original compositions distilled from across all […]

Mar
3
2018

The Thrillseekers album

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JOHNNY SANTO (Tone Ranger) 7/10 Wow! If recorded sounds came any fatter than these they would have to be reclassified as obese. Jim Kelly – the fabled guitarist from Crossfire all those years ago – now plays producer and engineer in a studio he built near Lismore, and I suspect there are facilities that probably […]

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