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Dec
8
2017

Gary Peacock Trio album

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TANGENTS (ECM/UMA) 9/10 There’s still time, people. At 82 Gary Peacock, arguably the world’s premiere jazz bassist, is not just still getting better, he’s a hit a creative purple patch. The apparent demise of Keith Jarrett’s trio with Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, rather than dampen his enthusiasm, have proved a catalyst for him to return […]

Dec
6
2017

Eleanor McEvoy album

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THE THOMAS MOORE PROJECT (Moscodisc) 8/10 Still the world around you and listen to the words. Eleanor McEvoy, ever questing in her artistry, has crafted her own arrangements of songs by the distinguished Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852), so even the most famed, like The Last Rose of Summer and The Minstrel Boy, are heard […]

Nov
30
2017

Saz’iso album

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AT LEAST WAVE YOUR HANDKERCHIEF AT ME (Glitterbeat/Planet) Can there be a gentler of expression longing than the title of this album, whether it expresses aching separation or forbidden love? In fact gentleness is a hallmark of an album that carries the subtitle The Joys and Sorrows of Southern Albanian Song. Saz’iso is an octet […]