Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

January 29, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Sound Lounge, December 1  Jazz composition exists to create stimulating improvising opportunities, and therefore an extended piece should offer a shifting landscape of improvisational areas. The composition becomes an enticing itinerary, with activities at each destination varying considerably on each trip.  For Mike Nock’s hour-long Suite SIMA (commissioned by the…

January 28, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Clarendon Guesthouse, January 27. Just as each flashing turn of a flamenco dancer reveals another facial expression or a fresh splash of coloured skirt, so nearly every appearance by Bandaluzia Flamenco seems to reveal new performers. This time the core troupe was joined by dancer Francesca “La Chica” Grima and…

January 27, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

State Theatre, January 14, 2013  It was hardly an unreasonable expectation that, bundled together, Dianne Reeves, Angelique Kidjo and Lizz Wright might deliver an even stronger performance than each does individually. Around flashes of that reality wafted a more pervasive sense of unfulfilled potential: of the component parts somehow cancelling…