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Dec
19
2013

Trio ’03 CD

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Poetry-Language-Thought (Feeling to Thought) Between the human and the note lies touch. Whether made by hands, feet or mouth, touch is what makes one player sound different to another on exactly the same instrument. This album, the fifth in percussionist/composer Phil Treloar’s major retrospective series, Of Other Narratives, brings together three players of sublime touch: […]

Dec
10
2013

Caine/Gershwin CD

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Rhapsody In Blue (Winter & Winter/Birdland) Uri Caine has an imagination that could fire up a flat car battery. It arcs between the most improbable musical associations, not only infusing them with new life, but making it implausible that they could have existed in any other guise. Here the American pianist excavates deep beneath the […]

Dec
10
2013

Buika CD

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La Noche Mas Larga (Warners) Buika’s voice is so smoky you seem to hear it through a haze. Even on this superbly-produced album she seems somehow at one remove, while the piano sparks in the foreground, and the bass and percussion thrum and buzz. Then she reaches out with that voice, and suddenly it leaps […]

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