Jan
4
2019

Andrew Dickeson Quartet

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THE SONG IS YOU (www.andrewdickeson.com) 7/10 This music shouts “real!”, from the leaping vibrancy of the analogue sound, to “period” jazz being played with such conviction as to be completely authentic in the moment you listen, rather than being a facsimile of something past. Snappy drummer Andrew Dickeson assembled saxophonist Nick Hempton (alto/tenor), guitarist Carl […]

Jan
3
2019

Mezza/Ginsburg Ensemble

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CONVERGENCE (Ozella) 7/10 When this music is really working it is the fluidity that draws you in. You hear it in the compositions of pianist Vittoria Mezza and saxophonist Mark Ginsburg, in the rendering of the melodies, in the improvising and in the suppleness supplied by bassist Luca Bulgarelli and drummer Marcello di Leonardo. At […]

Jan
2
2019

Aviva Endean

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CINDER: EMBER: ASHES (Sofa) 8/10 An explorer and a musician, an improviser and a composer, Aviva Endean takes her assorted clarinets (and occasional other instruments) into uncharted musical lands on this solo album; lands where – as if she has stepped through an aural looking-glass – they suddenly cease to sound like themselves. Especially striking […]

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