Oct
29
2017

Alister Spence Trio album

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NOT EVERYTHING BUT ENOUGH (Alister Spence Music) 8/10 There are two types of artist: those who spend entire careers replicating an approach, and those who keep reaching for the new. Across its two-decade career the Alister Spence Trio has continued to evolve from a relatively conventional piano/bass/drums jazz band into a unit prepared to brave […]

Oct
28
2017

Kamasi Washington album

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HARMONY OF DIFFERENCE (Young Turks/Remote Control) 7/10 It could almost seem like a wry joke. How do you follow up a three-hour album? Make one that lasts for 42 minutes. Kamasi Washington’s response to 2015’s monumental The Epic is so short by comparison that it’s being called an EP, when it’s actually a perfectly conventional […]

Oct
26
2017

Burning Ghosts album

7807 Guerilla Digi5

RECLAMATION (Tzadik) 9/10 Neuroscientific research reveals that our music listening is most intense during the silences. Such information has not diverted Burning Ghosts from their primary mission to fill the known world with sound. The San Francisco band’s second album sees them move to John Zorn’s prestigious Tzadic label where trumpeter Daniel Rosenboom and his […]

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