Category: Album Reviews

February 21, 2021 / Album Reviews

ROOF RIGHTS (www.markhelias.bandcamp.com) 9/10 This was a golden collaboration such as only festivals can foster. US bassist Mark Helias was already bringing his exceptional Open Loose trio (with tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby and drummer Gerald Cleaver) to the 2000 Wangaratta Festival, and suggested adding three local horn players for an…

October 18, 2019 / Album Reviews

COUSIN FROM ANOTHER PLANET (Ropeadope) 7/10 Music, like story-telling, is partly the art of balancing the predictable and the unpredictable. You lead someone down the garden path, only to find a chasm, a mountain, a pot of gold, an axe-murderer or a lover. No one who masters funk is troubled…