Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

November 29, 2018 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Foundry 616, November 14 7.5/10 Unlike on Kira Kira’s album, Bright Force, it was not the maelstroms of energy that were so transfixing here, but the softer passages. Twice during the hour-long suite – in which composed elements provided pathways and signposts for very open improvising – the dynamics and…

November 13, 2018 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Venue 505, October 31 7/10   Reviewing by resort to comparison always seems lame, but Forq defeats me. It’s not that the band overtly copies anyone specific, but rather that the whole concert flares with sounds and ideas you’ve heard before. Happily they are often ones you don’t expect to…

October 24, 2018 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Springwood Presbyterian Hall, September 6 8.5/10 Musicians are like children. Some of their cries come from the heart and some are merely for attention. Julien Wilson’s only cry is the polar opposite of grandstanding. You hear it instantly; instantly feel the connection of a warmth of spirit reaching out. Wilson’s…