Category: Album Reviews – Archive

January 26, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

MUDANG ROCK (Fractal/Birdland) 9/10 Let no early notes foster expectations, because they’re sure to be dashed by music that keeps shifting shape and slithering out of reach. Initiated by guitarist Henry Kaiser, the project uses traditional Korean music to underpin seven improvisations. Kaiser assembled Sydney’s Simon Barker (the ultimate western…

January 13, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive
January 11, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

WITH WHOM YOU CAN BE WHO YOU ARE (Rufus) 8/10 Ultimately the secret lies in the integration. It is one thing to put improvising and non-improvising musicians in the same room; another to avoid one group sounding like a river, while the other sounds merely like the banks. In his…