Month: October 2011

John McBeath in The Australian on Origami ‘Blues for Joy’

“Simmons wrote six of the widely differing nine tunes, and the surprise opener, ‘Sometimes I Dream’ comes from country singer Merle Haggard. It starts with Cairns’s ultra-slow acoustic bass before Simmons’s alto emerges as if from mantles of mist, continuing the almost funereal tempo suffused with deep feeling.” Link to the full review in The …

Review: Shreveport Stomp, Browne, Anning, Hannaford

Shreveport Stomp cover

Shreveport Stomp (Jazzhead, 2011) Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford, Sam Anning Review by Daniel Sheehan It’s amazing how a performance can be inseparable to a particular time and place, and so unique to the voices involved, even when the material in question is universally well-known and frequently documented. The trio of Allan Browne, Marc Hannaford and …