Category: Album Reviews – Archive

December 8, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

BLUES RINSE (www.georgewashingmachine.com) 7/10 George Washingmachine is best known for mainstreaming his crooning voice and cruising violin into the plump vein of jazz. Long before establishing that career, however, he used to love going bananas on an electric guitar, and it’s to this he returns on Blues Rinse, while hollering…

November 30, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

THE QUICKENING (Thrill Jockey) 8/10 Jim White’s name has become the musical equivalent of those Heart Foundation food endorsements: if you see it on a record, you know the music will warm your ears. From Dirty Three to Marianne Faithfull toXylouris White, the drummer’s range of sonic adventuring has been…

November 27, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

DIZZY ATMOSPHERE (Greenleaf) 7.5/10 Tribute albums and jazz mix about as well as oil and water. Jazz demands being oneself and, at the highest level, selflessness. Tribute albums imply the assumption of another’s characteristics. Trumpeter Dave Douglas now has considerable experience solving that conundrum, so his Dizzy Atmosphere is not…