Aug
10
2017

Joseph Tawadros & James Tawadros

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Camelot Lounge, July 19 Reviewed by John Shand 9/10 Do improvising musicians rely more on intense listening, natural affinity, years of collaboration or even shared blood for their rapport? With the Tawadros brothers – oud player Joseph and percussionist James – it’s probably all four. They tested their rapport on the new Live at Abbey […]

Aug
9
2017

John Harkins Trio album

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THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (www.johnharkinsjazz.com) 7.5/10 The perception that just about everything that could be said on the most standard of standards had already been said combined with a vague sense that the truly grown-up jazz improviser should also be capable of writing his or her own material. The upshot across the last half century […]

Aug
8
2017

Dan Sultan album

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KILLER (Liberation) 7/10 To become exceptional all artists must learn to see the world through others’ eyes while simultaneously becoming more perspicacious and honest about themselves. Several tracks on Killer confirm Dan Sultan (with help from multiple song-writing collaborators) has arrived there. Drover, for instance, which is set during the 1966 Wave Hill Walk-Off (and […]

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