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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 […]

Nov
26
2017

Tripataka album

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YAKIYA (Tall Poppies) 8/10 This is hair-curling stuff. Bass trombonist Adrian Sherriff, bass guitarist Jonathan Dimond and drummer Adam King share a keen interest in rhythmic complexities, whether by way of superimposing one rhythm atop another or incorporating metric modulation, intricate cycles or other options. The detailed liner-notes provide explanations of these convolutions, or you […]

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