Jun
24
2017

Bill Frisell

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York Theatre, June 3 Reviewed by John Shand 9.5/10 If you could distil innocence and then teach it to play guitar it would sound like Bill Frisell. Frisell is still the kid whose eyes light up with that “Oh, wow!” sense of wonder at the sounds an electric guitar can make. With each note of […]

Jun
22
2017

Diana Krall album

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TURN UP THE QUIET (Verve) 8/10 Diana Krall is growing up. If that sounds an odd statement about a woman who somehow is already 52, I not talking about her age. I’m talking about her artistry. The way she sings these love songs from the Great American Songbook was inconceivable even a few years ago. […]

Jun
20
2017

Dan Barnett album

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WALKIN’ SHOES (www.danbarnett.com.au) 7.5/10 This album has been assembled with loving care. On one level it may be a collection of standards, but these have been so astutely chosen, arranged and programmed that they become a cohesive aural journey; one that places Dan Barnett’s skills as a singer and trombonist in very different spotlights, and […]

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