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November 6, 2013 / Album Reviews - Archive

Tap: John Zorn’s Book Of Angels Vol. 20 (Nonesuch/Tzadik/ Birdland) Pat Metheny and John Zorn had never cohabited the same thought bubble, at least in this writer’s mind. But then Metheny has had a way of coming up with mad surprises across the years, and now he’s dropped a bombshell…

November 6, 2013 / Features - Archive

Although born in Poland Fay Sussman had vowed she would never speak Polish nor set foot in the country. Growing up with horror stories of what her father went through there, she even denied she was Polish, preferring to claim Israeli nationality after living there for 10 years before settling…

November 6, 2013 / Concert Reviews - Archive

State Theatre, October 30 Swirling mists, gentle mizzle, stark landscapes, human conviviality and human heartbreak: they are all present in Clannad’s music at its best. Then much of the appeal lies in the lightness with which Moya Brennan’s voice dances across the melodies, like a young girl’s feet barely seeming…