Category: Album Reviews – Archive

October 17, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

La Notte (ECM) It almost beggars belief that this dark, brooding album was recorded live. Ketil Bjornstad’s ambitious music is realised with such panache and precision – and the project was recorded with such stunning three-dimensional stereo imaging and clarity – as to make it seem studio-honed and rigorously edited.…

October 8, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

I Thought About You (Concord) Which is the dodgier concept: tribute album, tribute band or tribute concert? All lie somewhere between celebration, nostalgia exercise and cash-grab. Perhaps tribute albums are the most curious, given one can simply enjoy the original artist! Brazilian pianist/singer Eliane Elias subtitles this opus A Tribute…

October 4, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

  Romance De La Luna Tucumana (Cigala Music)  This is how you do it. All those players who cherry-pick from musical cultures, like cooks foolishly adding ingredients to save a sorry dish, should hang their heads in shame. And listen. It helps when you have a voice that is how…