Category: Album Reviews

September 20, 2021 / Album Reviews

ALL KNAVERY AND COLLUSION (Cadillac) 9/10 Who knows why and how the UK came to spawn so many significant saxophonists in the last 50 years. It might be luck, the weather or the beer. But among a list that includes John Surman, Trevor Watts and Mike Osbourne, Evan Parker occupies…

September 11, 2021 / Album Reviews

BLISS OF HEAVEN, MUSIC OF THE WORLD (Da Vinci) 7.5/10 SalTango sets the tone: a sweeping luxuriance, not just from the strings, but from the piano, itself. Part of Daniel Rojas’s magic as composer, arranger and pianist is that as well as giving his instrument its rightful place in the…

August 28, 2021 / Album Reviews

OTHER WORLDS (Greenleaf) 8/10 Having dodged the hideous cover, a couple of oddly lacklustre tracks and finally a slightly weird mix, you start to reap the rewards. The mix, which compromises the music’s visceral edge by pushing the drums (especially the ride cymbal) too far behind the horns and piano,…