Category: Album Reviews – Archive

January 6, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

PILLARS (Firehouse) 10/10 It is the sheer audacity that hits you right between the eyes. In a quick-fix world where art must snare you in a trice, then hold you hooked with shocks and swift delights (to stop thoughts wandering to phones), Tyshawn Sorey dared to dream; dared to aspire…

January 3, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

THE SONG IS YOU (www.andrewdickeson.com) 7/10 This music shouts “real!”, from the leaping vibrancy of the analogue sound, to “period” jazz being played with such conviction as to be completely authentic in the moment you listen, rather than being a facsimile of something past. Snappy drummer Andrew Dickeson assembled saxophonist…

January 2, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

CONVERGENCE (Ozella) 7/10 When this music is really working it is the fluidity that draws you in. You hear it in the compositions of pianist Vittoria Mezza and saxophonist Mark Ginsburg, in the rendering of the melodies, in the improvising and in the suppleness supplied by bassist Luca Bulgarelli and…