Category Archives: Album Review

Out Of Land signals another collaborative success for ACT Records

Album: Out Of Land Musicians: Parisien, Peirani, Schaerer, Wollny Year of release: 2017 Label: Act The musicians behind this interesting live album are Swiss vocalist and “mouth percussionist” Andreas Schaerer, who put the project together, German pianist Michael Wollny, and … Continue reading

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Phronesis Collaboration Leads to Big Results

Band: Phronesis with Julian Argüelles and Frankfurt Radio Big Band Album: The Behemoth Label: Edition Records Year of release: 2017

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Tetraptych’s debut: “collective improvisation” at its best

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Shirley Collins: Lodestar

“What makes Lodestar a genuine progression from what has gone before… is the sinking and deepening of her voice. It is still neutral enough to act as the conduit it has always done, but the milkmaid’s lilt has been transformed … Continue reading

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Na Lengo play it Smooth

Band: Na Lengo Album: Ingoma Label: Ozella Recorded: 2014 Released: 2016 Na Lengo is described in the official release as: “Africa meets Europe in this relaxed fusion of jazz, flamenco, pop and African music straight from sunny Ibiza.” And that … Continue reading

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Condell’s Quiet Mastery Brings Poetry To Life

Seize The Day Sonny Condell – Patrick Kehoe (Self-released) If every poet could get a top songwriter to give their work a musical make-over we would all be on much more intimate terms with our poets. Mike Scott and The … Continue reading

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Old World Elegance and Charm from Swedish Jazz Maestro

Potsdamer Platz: Jan Lundgren (ACT) Just last week I met Wexford’s most famous Swede Fred Karlsson on the town. He was in fine form, attentive and courteous as always, and full of stories. One would never have known that Fred … Continue reading

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