Category: Album Reviews – Archive

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…

March 30, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Concert In Athens (ECM) One of my speakers self-destructed recently, causing much gnashing of teeth. But since the replacement pair have been installed I swear no more beautiful sound has passed their membranes than that of Kim Kashkashian’s viola on this album. It has a velvety luxuriance such as the…

March 26, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Multi-Piano (Tall Poppies)  The remarkably versatile Roger Dean is a classical double bassist, a computer music trail-blazer a pianist active in jazz, classical, new music, free improvisation and electro-acoustic contexts in Australia and Britain. This double album spotlights his solo piano playing from 1978 to 2012, and from jazz to…