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REVIEW: Casey Golden – Miniature

REVIEW: Casey Golden – Miniature

It sounds odd, and yet one of the most attractive attributes of Golden's music is its un-jazzness. And the new work takes this further into new timbres. Read More »

Review: ATM15 – Human Music

Review: ATM15 – Human Music

Overall I really enjoyed this album. Soloists such as Archer, Fagan, Wilson, Byth and Parsons all stood out to me in a big way which both compliments their own playing but also Murray's excellent writing to highlight these players personal character. Read More »

A night at the Open Studio with Sarah McDonald

A night at the Open Studio with Sarah McDonald

Sarah McDonald approaches her material with a tomboyish attitude, phrasing the classic jazz and obscure torch songs that comprise her set list with a punk sensitivity and a kind of modern-day angst delivered by this beautiful, soulful chili-infused chocolate voice of hers. Read More »

REVIEW: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra – Live Mayhem

REVIEW: Sonic Mayhem Orchestra – Live Mayhem

LIVE MAYHEM is more than a document of the toughness and smart writing of James Ryan’s Sonic Mayhem Orchestra. Like all truly worthwhile live albums it stands on its own as a valid document of this unique ensemble. Read More »

REVIEW: Julien Wilson Quartet – This Narrow Isthmus

REVIEW: Julien Wilson Quartet – This Narrow Isthmus

One of the aspects I have always enjoyed in Wilson’s music is his impressionistic side – even though a player who resonates with the deep history of the art form, he never baulks at going where the music takes him, whether an un-jazz place or not. Read More »

REVIEW: Jazzgroove Festival, January 2016

REVIEW: Jazzgroove Festival, January 2016

" This year’s Festival program was put together smartly by Jazzgroove to get all the flavours of jazz rubbing up against each other and to pleasantly jolt by contrast." Read More »

REVIEW: Jeremy Rose Quartet – Sand Lines

REVIEW: Jeremy Rose Quartet – Sand Lines

It is a delight to hear Jeremy Rose back in the arms of (almost) straight-ahead Jazz - an added delight is to hear him rocking so sweet and heavy in those arms. Read More »

REVIEW: MFG – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

REVIEW: MFG – Live at the Brisbane Jazz Club

"Theirs is one of the rare examples of a tight-knit group of people that have achieved a remarkable level of intense communication, creating a compact sound of extreme density - which is highlighted even more, when they let themselves loose". Read More »