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Oct
18
2018

Erica Bramham

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SONGS FROM A MIDNIGHT ROOM (ericabramham.com) 8/10 In 2017 Melbourne’s Erica Bramham set about writing a song a day, sustaining the project for an impressive 203 days. This double album contains some of the results. Working in a musical world where a fine mist obscures any lines between jazz, folk, improvisation and rock, she writes […]

Oct
14
2018

Stefano Bollani

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QUE BOM (Alobar/Planet) 8/10 More than most idioms Brazilian music has a way of sucking non-Brazilian musicians into its rhythmic, harmonic, melodic and textural vortices – aided by the dominant mood being irrepressible optimism. Once it really gets under their skin they tend to be lost causes. When it comes to the prime purveyors of […]

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, […]

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