Category: Album Reviews – Archive

March 24, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

PARIS CAFE (Putumayo/Planet) 3.5 A bottle of French bubbles is dirt cheap compared with an airfare to Paris, so buy two, plus the best baguette and camembert you can find, and then play this. Voila! Paris! Despite spanning many decades and variants of Parisian music, this album never breaks its…

March 16, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

LANZAROTE (Hubro) 8.5/10 If you only ever bought music on Norway’s Hubro label you’d still possess an improbably broad collection. At the same time that Lanzarote was released, for instance, out popped a bizarre album from drummer Oyvind Skarbo’s band, Skarbo Skulekorps (which races between surf music, the Caribbean, free…

February 28, 2020 / Album Reviews - Archive

BIG EARS (Static) 8/10 Beyond the music itself, much pleasure may be had hearing successive generations of local improvisers take the baton of possibility to destinations of their own. The four members of Sydney’s Delay 45 have been mentored by some of the finest jazz musicians the country has produced.…