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Album Review: Infinite Ape (Dan Sheehan) by John Hardaker

Album Review: Infinite Ape (Dan Sheehan) by John Hardaker

'Dan Sheehan, whose conception and compositions (largely) are the reason for Infinite Ape, moves like the ocean behind all this – his playing, whether acoustic or Rhodes, is as big as the room, whether it be a sprinkling of notes or a killer riff or – yeah!­ – big, big chords.' Read More »

Kinetic Conversations (Keith Humble, Bert Turetzky) by Arjun von Caemmerer

Kinetic Conversations (Keith Humble, Bert Turetzky) by Arjun von Caemmerer

The third album, Kinetic Conversations, is an extraordinary and rare find, a heady 100%-proof concoction distilled once and only in the off-hours of a March afternoon at the University of California, San Diego, in 1986. Let loose in the lab were two electric and eclectic and eccentric maestri: the Visiting Professor, Australian Keith Humble, on piano and electronics and Bunsen burner, and the Resident Professor, American Bertram Turetzky, on mortar and pestle and contrabass. Read More »

Gig review: Ross Clarke – Unsung Hero by Phil Sandford

Gig review: Ross Clarke – Unsung Hero by Phil Sandford

Clarke is a melodic player with a very strong harmonic sense and time feel, and he found congenial company with Mike Parker on guitar, James Luke on bass and Mark Sutton on drums in two swinging sets of straight-ahead jazz. Read More »

Testimony | Book and CD review  by Phil Sandford

Testimony | Book and CD review by Phil Sandford

Evans’ bold vision has allowed her to remain faithful to Komunyakaa’s poems and to Parker’s spirit, while doing so firmly with her own voice. Her finely-crafted composition has given the vocalists and soloists excellent vehicles within which they can pay their individual tributes to Parker, perhaps best summed up in the memorable ‘Testimony Coda’, with Bernie McGann’s last notes floating gently in the air. Read More »