Mar
28
2013

The Bridge Project

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Camelot Lounge, March 24  The very absence of one of the Bridge Project’s members just further emphasised the need for such a venture. Umit Ceyhan is a Turkish refugee resident in France with his wife and daughter. It appears he was denied an Australian visa for fear he would become an “economic refugee”. Such crude, […]

Mar
27
2013

Ruthie Foster

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Q Theatre, March 23, 2013  They were invisible under the stage lighting, but surely there were fuses attached to Ruthie Foster. How else to account for the barrages of vocal explosions erupting from the mild-mannered Texan? Like so many of her musical forebears Foster was born into a gospel-singing family, and her most enchanting stories […]

Mar
26
2013

Roger Dean CD

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Multi-Piano (Tall Poppies)  The remarkably versatile Roger Dean is a classical double bassist, a computer music trail-blazer a pianist active in jazz, classical, new music, free improvisation and electro-acoustic contexts in Australia and Britain. This double album spotlights his solo piano playing from 1978 to 2012, and from jazz to computer-processed performances.  Those only familiar […]