Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

June 11, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Concourse Concert Hall, June 4 8.5/10 And then it happens: her chocolatey contralto disappears like a missile into the ozone layer, leaving vapour trails of improbably high notes. It’s not the range that floors you (although I’ve probably never heard a singer with more), but the beauty: the complete absence…

June 10, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Verbrugghen Hall, June 2 9.5/10 The theory is so simple: leave your ego and all your hours of practice at the door, and let the music play itself. Were it that easy, of course, everyone would do it. In fact shedding the baggage can be even harder than mastering the…

June 9, 2019 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Venue 505, May 30 8.5/10 His music was like a religion, so it was right his name was Monk. Sometimes the piano was no longer sufficiently expressive, and he felt compelled to perform strange, shuffling dances, instead. These bore scant relationship to what was happening rhythmically, but in that regard…