Category: Album Reviews – Archive

July 14, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

City of Broken Dreams (ECM) Some people still refer to Euro-jazz with a sneer, the term infected with connotations of music that is insufficiently African-American, and therefore is somehow lightweight or prissy. Of course the argument is absurd: for 50 years jazz has been a language rather than a style,…

July 10, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Lost In The Stars (Jazzhead) It’s hard to beat good direct-to-stereo sound. The Allan Browne Trio recorded this all in the one room with not a baffle or headphone in sight. Sonically it has an immediacy that erupts from the speakers as though Browne (drums), Marc Hannaford (piano) and new…

July 2, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Intimate (eddyplaysforyou.com) If you feel that the main casualties of modernity have been elegance and charm, allow Edouard Bronson to redress the balance. Once a tyro of free jazz the illustrious saxophonist here offers a second instalment of his take on romantic song: singing and playing accordion amid lush arrangements.…