Category: Album Reviews – Archive

September 30, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

EVANS IN ENGLAND (Resonance/Birdland) 8/10 Before the tour on which this previously unreleased double album was recorded at Ronnie Scott’s in London, Bill Evans’ mother caught the pianist’s trio in Washington DC. Coming backstage, she said she couldn’t hear her son because Marty Morrell’s drums were too loud. Following no…

September 20, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

TRAPEZE FOR TWO ATOMS (www.carldewhurst.com.au) 4 stars You hear the hours and years of communing across so many varied projects, before finally coming together as a duo. Given the vast array of idioms at their mutual disposal, the common ground upon which they settle might surprise. Matt McMahon (piano) and…

September 13, 2019 / Album Reviews - Archive

NOCTURNE (facebook.com/Oblivion-Tango-Duo) 8/10 Do dynamics shape any other musical idiom to the extent that they do tango? It’s this ability to swell a melodic line to just the right crescendo, then drop it back to precisely the right softness, that lends tango its almost exaggerated sense of drama. But if…