Category: Album Reviews

September 20, 2019 / Album Reviews

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

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…

September 6, 2019 / Album Reviews

TRANSIENTS VOLUME 1 (AK) 9/10 You can hear pianist Andrea Keller scraping the irrelevances from her art like unwanted skin. Always a fine composer, she has honed and polished these pieces with a crystal clarity about each sound-world and the direction the improvising should take. Musings is a robust framework…