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July 10, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Slide, July 4 Bernadette Robinson’s star turn in the one-woman musical play, Songs For Nobodies (penned by Joanna Murray-Smith) was a hard act to follow. What to do next when you have inhabited the lives and conjured the voices of Judi Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria…

July 10, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Lost In The Stars (Jazzhead) It’s hard to beat good direct-to-stereo sound. The Allan Browne Trio recorded this all in the one room with not a baffle or headphone in sight. Sonically it has an immediacy that erupts from the speakers as though Browne (drums), Marc Hannaford (piano) and new…

July 2, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Intimate (eddyplaysforyou.com) If you feel that the main casualties of modernity have been elegance and charm, allow Edouard Bronson to redress the balance. Once a tyro of free jazz the illustrious saxophonist here offers a second instalment of his take on romantic song: singing and playing accordion amid lush arrangements.…