Category: Album Reviews – Archive

January 30, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

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…

January 23, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

A LIFE BETWEEN (Soundsabound) 8/10 Perhaps it was inevitable that Chase Baird would be a jazz saxophonist, with his first name referencing a Coltrane tune (among others) and his second containing “bird”. But making this second album was not easy, with a little serendipity required before his pieces could be…

January 6, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

TRILOGY 2 (Concord/Planet) 9.5/10 Just 10 seconds of music tells you so much about this trio. They come after Chick Corea’s solo piano introduction to How Deep Is the Ocean, whereupon, rather than making a bold entrance, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade merely insinuate themselves. This fluidity defines…