Category: Album Reviews – Archive

February 28, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

BIG EARS (Static) 8/10 Beyond the music itself, much pleasure may be had hearing successive generations of local improvisers take the baton of possibility to destinations of their own. The four members of Sydney’s Delay 45 have been mentored by some of the finest jazz musicians the country has produced.…

February 19, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

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 - Archive

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…