May
8
2017

Ngarukuruwala album

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NGIYA AWUNGARRA – I AM HERE NOW (Rouseabout) 9/10 One of the wonders of art is its immediacy. One stares at a painting from 500 years ago or five years ago with the same eyes; one listens to Bach or Miles Davis with the same ears. This is why the current fad in our theatrical […]

May
6
2017

Gregory Porter: Never Letting Go of the Dream

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Gregory Porter says he felt like an unexploded bomb while waiting for his career to take off. He had plenty of time to analyse the feeling as he was nudging 40 before his singing suddenly rocketed from Brooklyn’s clubs to a global audience. That meant he also had plenty of time to doubt it was […]

May
5
2017

Joe Farnsworth Prime Time Quartet

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Live at the Village, Springwood Presbyterian Hall, May 4 7.5/10 Close your eyes and this church hall was a New York jazz club back when cigarette smoke fogged the air and no one cared. Lacing the music was a slight edge of danger: of risk-taking with flying tempos and two tunes the band had never […]

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