Feb
16
2017

Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra album

Fid res

FIDDES VS TINKLER (Rattle) 8/10 Rather than just being 10 pieces for a big band with a trumpet as the featured solo instrument, this is an extraordinarily coherent suite-like work, meticulously sculpted by composer Andy Fiddes to make trumpeter Scott Tinkler’s playing shine with phenomenal luminescence in a big-band context. But nor is it merely […]

Feb
13
2017

Odd Man Out

omo 2 res

Ensemble Theatre, January 24 Reviewed by John Shand 7.5/10 David Williamson has said that he is now more psychologist than playwright. If such didactic preoccupations have sometimes clouded the dramaturgy of his recent work, in Odd Man Out Williamson the psychologist and Williamson the playwright have come up with an impressive double act. While the […]

Feb
9
2017

Peter Knight album

way out res

WAY OUT WEST (Jazzhead) 8/10 Peter Knight has shaken up the personnel and instrumentation – and therefore the music – of his Way Out West project, while managing to retain its essential dialogue between East and West. Where happy grooves once predominated, here the opening Nine Years Later begins as a post-apocalyptic soundscape sparsely decorated […]

Pages:«12345678...216»