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Oct
2
2018

Gregory Generet/Richard Johnson

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2 OF A KIND (Afar Music) 7/10 It’s the quality of the voice that makes you do a double-take. Gregory Generet is blessed with a baritone of such lusciousness as has rarely been heard in jazz (aside from Andy Bey), making for a distinctive tension between sound and material. But it only takes the opener, […]

Sep
29
2018

Dave Holland

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UNCHARTED TERRITORIES (Dare2/Redeye/Planet) 9/10 They recorded this 50 years after first playing together. Meanwhile Evan Parker had become one of the key post-Coltrane tenor saxophonists, and Dave Holland one of the world’s most revered bassists. The two Britons also epitomised the increasingly pivotal role played by non-Americans in expanding the language of jazz. Completing this […]

Aug
31
2018

Paul Grabowsky

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MOONS OF JUPITER (Air-Edel) 9/10 The link to Paul Grabowsky’s brilliant 2014 release The Bitter Suite is unmistakable. Listen to the inky darkness that shadows the notes; that charges the mood variously with portentousness, melancholy or desolation; that lurks behind each line, or just around the corner from a jauntier moment – much as life […]

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