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Jul
10
2013

Allan Browne Trio

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Lost In The Stars (Jazzhead) It’s hard to beat good direct-to-stereo sound. The Allan Browne Trio recorded this all in the one room with not a baffle or headphone in sight. Sonically it has an immediacy that erupts from the speakers as though Browne (drums), Marc Hannaford (piano) and new member Sam Pankhurst (bass) have […]

Jul
2
2013

Edouard Bronson CD

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Intimate (eddyplaysforyou.com) If you feel that the main casualties of modernity have been elegance and charm, allow Edouard Bronson to redress the balance. Once a tyro of free jazz the illustrious saxophonist here offers a second instalment of his take on romantic song: singing and playing accordion amid lush arrangements. Bronson’s compositions mingle not only […]

Jun
26
2013

Various Artists CD

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Beginner’s Guide To The Blues (Nascente/Select) Compilations often look like they were assembled by the person who clears the copyrights, and sound like the remastering engineer was drunk. But this three-CD set (subtitled Deep Down & Dirty), while having glaring omissions, was programmed with intelligence, heart and knowledge, and was expertly mastered. The Deep disc […]

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