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Aug
29
2018

Jon Rose and Chris Abrahams

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PEGGY (ReR) 8.5/10 Some couples are so different from each other you wonder how the hell their relationship works. Violinist Jon Rose (for 40 years an epicentre of Australian free improvisation) and pianist Chris Abrahams (one third of the Necks) are a bit like that. Often you feel this tension – almost a tug of […]

Aug
28
2018

James Muller

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LIVE AT WIZARD TONE (54 Records) 7/10 Having been party to exceptional live recordings by the Steve Hunter Band and the Subterraneans among others, Australia’s slipperiest jazz guitarist, James Muller, here makes a live one of his own, telling us in the liner notes that, despite all the sessions, he’s never been a comfortable studio […]

Aug
21
2018

Julian Curwin & Jane Sheldon

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CROSSING (Romero/Newmarket) 9.5/10 Out of the constant deluge of new music bursts an expected vision of beauty to rival Joseph Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne. Part bucolic dream and part sonic rainbow (arching from the 13th century to now), this has guitarist Julian Curwin and soprano Jane Sheldon composing settings for assorted French, Spanish and English poetry […]

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