Category: Concert Reviews – Archive

June 14, 2020 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Johnston St Jazz, May 14 6/10 What an apt name for a band. Anoesis refers to attaining a state of pure sensation or emotion, devoid of cognitive input – which is pretty much the improvising musician’s Holy Grail. This quintet of University of New South Wales music students was deemed…

May 24, 2020 / Concert Reviews - Archive

April 30 8/10 International Jazz Day (April 30) has celebrated jazz’s role in helping unite people the world over since 2011. This year, when the host nation was to have been South Africa, it was, instead, another reminder of a community splintered into an epidemic of isolation. But, thanks to…

May 16, 2020 / Concert Reviews - Archive

Johnston St Jazz Live Stream, April 23 7.5/10 Our brains have been processing acoustic sounds since our forerunners warily exited the ocean and crawled up the beach. We’ve only heard electronic sounds, on the other hand, for one lifetime. Perhaps that somehow accounts for the delicious disorientation when music morphs…