Category: Album Reviews – Archive

December 5, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

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 - Archive

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…

November 26, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

THE BUTTERFLY (In a Circle) 9.5/10 The greatest musicians and singers in any idiom share three qualities: beauty of sound, compelling phrasing and emotional truth. That the Irish fiddler Martin Hayes is so blessed has been quietly evident for decades, whether in his duo with guitarist Dennis Cahill or in…