Category: Album Reviews

December 9, 2019 / Album Reviews

ANOTHER SUBTLE ATOM BOMB (Bird’s Robe) 7/10 It could count as assault and battery were it happening to any other part of the body than the eardrums. Then, just when you’re considering laying charges, they lull you into forgiveness with a swooning melody such as could only be conceived by…

December 5, 2019 / Album Reviews

INTUIT (New Lab) 8/10 Like a kid in a candy store, a modern improvising musician is spoilt for choice. The infinite ways of melding composition and improvisation are compounded by infinite possible inputs from the gamut of jazz, classical and the deep pools of music in assorted cultures around the…

November 28, 2019 / Album Reviews

TRIPLE HELIX (Anzic/Birdland) 8/10 This one tears up the rule-book. Forget all preconceptions of what a large jazz band sounds like, and listen to the sonic vistas that New York’s Anat Cohen Tentet opens up, including on the title track, a 22-minute Concerto for Clarinet and Ensemble. Composed by musical…