Category: Concert Reviews

March 10, 2021 / Concert Reviews

Mary’s Underground, February 28 8/10 In another bid to reach beyond the musical horizon, Matt Keegan composed Vienna Dreaming as a tribute to his great grandfather, Heini Portnoj, an Austrian Jew forced to abandon his musical career in Vienna to escape the rising tide of Nazism. Three years after releasing…

July 18, 2020 / Concert Reviews

 Jazz: NOW Wired, June 20 7.5/10 They’re not patterns so much as shadows, like an image that’s been painted over. Humans being hardwired to make connections, the links and evolutions hiding in the juxtaposition of new material with archival footage in the fortnightly Jazz: NOW Wired concert streams are almost…

June 8, 2020 / Concert Reviews

Johnston St Jazz, May 7 9/10 In a brief interview at this concert’s conclusion, the bewilderingly versatile percussionist Jess Ciampa said that in the year prior to the lockdown he suspected he’d only had one day off. In the seven weeks since, by contrast, this was his first interaction with…