Category: Album Reviews

March 25, 2024 / Album Reviews

Discordia (Earshift Music EAR082) 8.5/10 Along with the sounds, it was the litheness that first drew me to jazz. As a child I’d listened to music ranging from The Beatles to Handel, and then suddenly this more slippery music, brimming with life, burst onto my radar. Names like Thelonious Monk,…

January 21, 2024 / Album Reviews - Archive

The One with the Singing on It https://www.benhauptmann.com/ 8.5/10 I fell asleep and dreamed I was reviewing a record that was unlike any vinyl I’d reviewed before. No title, tracks or musicians were listed on either the swirling orange cover or the disc, and the music itself was shrouded in…

December 23, 2023 / Album Reviews - Archive

Immersion Lure https://philslater.bandcamp.com/ 9.5/10 The desiccating effects of age are not all bad. Phil Slater’s trumpet sound, for instance has steadily become more austere, less lush and romantic, across the years. Something similar has befallen his composing, too. While this slightly compresses the music’s emotional range, it makes the spikes…