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Jul
22
2017

Mike Nock Trio

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Foundry 616, July 8 9/10 Where usually the piano would have stood naked and alone, now it was encroached upon by labyrinths of leads, plugs, pedals, knobs, faders and a synthesizer – like some sci-fi movie where a human metamorphoses into a robot. But then in an earlier life in the ’60s Mike Nock was […]

Jul
6
2017

Paul Grabowsky Trio

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Foundry 616, June 16 8/10 Chemistry is more than white-coated scientists salivating about the interaction of substances, it’s about the way people interact. In improvisation certain players share antennae for where the music might go at any moment. Melbourne pianist Paul Grabowsky and Sydney drummer Simon Barker are like that. They have been making music […]

Jun
30
2017

Dianne Reeves

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City Recital Hall, June 6 7.5/10 Singers become stars more easily than instrumentalists do because their voices and faces project personality more readily. And meanwhile they have lyrics for listeners to latch on to. Among current jazz singers Dianne Reeves probably radiates the most warmth as a person, and this infuses her singing. She has […]

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