Category: Album Reviews – Archive

April 22, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

The Sirens (ECM) On his visit here last year US saxophonist Chris Potter astounded some with his level of invention, and was dismissed by others for wanton virtuosity. I was in the former camp, although there are times on this album when I sympathise with the other perspective. Potter is…

April 15, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Rosin (ReR Megacorp)  Most CDs didn’t need to be made. This one did. It is a three-disc retrospective (plus data disc of videos) of the surprise-laden career of Jon Rose, a sort of Marcel Duchamp for the ears. Primarily a violinist, Rose has not just been a pioneer of free…

April 7, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Chameleons Of The White Shadow (ABC) The last time Joseph Tawadros recorded in New York was with the cream of the world’s jazz musicians. This time he assembled elite players from the shadowlands between genres. In advance one might have puzzled over how a banjo or an organ would blend…