Dec
8
2017

Gary Peacock Trio album

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TANGENTS (ECM/UMA) 9/10 There’s still time, people. At 82 Gary Peacock, arguably the world’s premiere jazz bassist, is not just still getting better, he’s a hit a creative purple patch. The apparent demise of Keith Jarrett’s trio with Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, rather than dampen his enthusiasm, have proved a catalyst for him to return […]

Dec
6
2017

Eleanor McEvoy album

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THE THOMAS MOORE PROJECT (Moscodisc) 8/10 Still the world around you and listen to the words. Eleanor McEvoy, ever questing in her artistry, has crafted her own arrangements of songs by the distinguished Irish poet Thomas Moore (1779-1852), so even the most famed, like The Last Rose of Summer and The Minstrel Boy, are heard […]

Dec
2
2017

Silke Eberhard and Friends

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Foundry 616, November 17 7/10 Too many international musicians come to work with local players of comparable artistic stature, and never think to invite those locals to contribute their own compositions to the project. By contrast the German alto saxophonist Silke Eberhard brought a refreshingly inclusive mentality to bear, her own works happily cohabiting with […]

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