Feb
7
2013

Elina Duni CD

Matane Malit (ECM)  Listening to someone sing in a foreign language is among the great joys of music. Perhaps it is because I am rubbish at catching the words as they tumble past when sung that I almost find myself more easily swept away by their sound than their meaning. Besides, much meaning may be […]

Feb
6
2013

John McLaughlin CD

john mclaughlin

  Now Here This (Abstract Logix/Planet)  Some artists tend to pare back their music’s freneticism as they age. John McLaughlin prefers to continue letting rip. The guitarist who was in on the ground floor of combining jazz and rock still relishes unleashing torrents of notes against backdrops studded with rhythmic barbs.  This version of the […]