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CD Review: Blood Red – Tom Vincent Trio

Tom Vincent, Blood Red (Label: Lumbini House) Avaible at CD review by Victoria Nugent The latest offering from jazz pianist Tom Vincent is a rich album of piano pieces with swing inspired energy that flow cleanly into each other. Vincent’s playing is often accentuated by deliberate discordance between the different instruments featured. At first listen, this seems slightly off-putting ... Read More »

Review: Odysseys – Ben Winkleman Trio

It is a testament to Winkelman’s vision for these pieces that stride, montunos and various rhythmic tangents can be found sitting side-by-side in a way which only enhances, rather than confuses, the narrative they belong to. At the same time, the dynamic interplay and symbiosis between Winkelman, Anning and Vanderwal allows for their flawless execution. Read More »

CD Review: The Wide Alley – by Clocked Out

"This would have to be one of the most unique recordings that I have encountered in recent times - a listening experience that once heard cannot be forgotten." Read this review by Gerry Koster of The Wide Alley, a new CD from ten-piece ensemble including five Chinese musicians and local names Erik Griswold, Vanessa Tomlinson, Robert Davidson, Peter Knight and Adrian Sherriff... Read More »

The Seed Habit- Keijzer McGuiness Quintet (Rufus Records)

  The Seed Habit– Keijzer McGuiness Quintet Review by Charles Lidgard ( Rufus Records, RF079, 2009. The Keijzer McGuiness Quintet takes its name from a combination of Dutchman Remco Keijzer (tenor saxophone) and Australian Lucian McGuiness (trombone). In addition to Keijzer and McGuiness, the quintet consists of Matt McMahon (rhodes/piano), Mike Majkowski (bass) and James Hauptmann (drums). The Seed Habit ... Read More »