Category: Album Reviews

February 19, 2020 / Album Reviews

THE SISYPHEANS (ABC) 9/10 Like Sisyphus, drummer Jim White and multi-instrumentalist Georgios Xylouris are engaged on a journey without end. The rock they bear is the limitless investigation and expansion of a musical tradition rooted in Crete. With The Sisypheans they unravel that ancient tradition still further, the multi-tracking of…

February 5, 2020 / Album Reviews

ACTIVATE INFINITY (Edition/Planet) 8/10 That the Bad Plus could continue without Evan Iverson came as a surprise. That the trio would still sound this much like Bad Plus with a different pianist is mind-boggling, especially as the brilliant Orrin Evans is very much his own man at the keyboard. It’s…

January 30, 2020 / Album Reviews

GROOVE! (www.andrewdickeson.com) 7/10 They say some twins know what the other is thinking. Bassists and drummers have no choice. In fact humans probably do nothing outside the bedroom demanding as such sublimation of the self as in the cause of creating groove. It’s an apt name for this album, which…