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Oct
26
2017

Burning Ghosts album

7807 Guerilla Digi5

RECLAMATION (Tzadik) 9/10 Neuroscientific research reveals that our music listening is most intense during the silences. Such information has not diverted Burning Ghosts from their primary mission to fill the known world with sound. The San Francisco band’s second album sees them move to John Zorn’s prestigious Tzadic label where trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and his […]

Oct
18
2017

Julian Curwin album

mango res

THE MANGO BALLOON VOLUME 4 (Romero/Newmarket) 9/10 Julian Curwin loves opening trap-doors between set-in-stone idioms and, in that sudden transfer of light and ideas, emancipating music from all slavishness to genre. Why he is not the most in-demand film composer in Australia – the world! – I don’t know, as he has the imaginative range […]

Oct
12
2017

Chick Corea album

Chick res

THE MUSICIAN (Concerd/Planet) 9.5/10 A couple of years ago I introduced – with some wariness – scores out of 10 with these reviews. The implication of the 9.5 score accompanying this one is not so much that the music consistently approaches perfection as that I can’t imagine that, as a complete package, these three CDs […]

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