John Shand | Music & Other Spheres Posts

June 9, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

VJs, June 2 While there is little as gauche and offensive as using music to preach to one’s audience via the lyrics, a message implicit in the music itself is a different matter. And blessed be he who manages to espouse a skerrick of hope, peace and reconciliation through the…

June 2, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

505, May 31 A single expletive and a thousand exclamation marks would have been the shorthand way to review this concert. Here was why jazz thrives more in small clubs than concert halls, the wondrous music-making and close, enraptured audience spiralling together toward the extraordinary pinnacle of energy that was…

June 2, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

The Remembering & Forgetting Of The Air (birdland.com.au) In a world of stress, friction, worry and the relentless buzz of necessity Jonathan Zwartz creates music akin to the release of a long sigh; music that inclines us to let the sounds wash over us. Not that this follow-up to The…