CD review

CD reviews: 21-10-08

Joe Lovano Symphonica (Blue Note) *** The sound of a solo saxophone against an orchestra has always been a seductive combination – from Charlie Parker with strings, through Stan Getz’s Focus album and to Michael Brecker’s Cityscape with Claus Ogerman. Lovano… Read More ›

CD reviews: 13-10-08

The Tomorrow Band: 2 To Get Set (Rehab Records) **** A Birmingham band – Chris Bowden on alto saxophone, Neil Bullock on drums and Ben Markland on bass – on a Birmingham label, and a CD that eloquently demonstrates what creative… Read More ›

DVD/CD reviews 25-08-08

Keith Jarrett/Gary Peacock/Jack DeJohnette: Standards I/II Tokyo (ECM DVD) *****   To mark the 25th anniversary of this possibly greatest of all piano trios, ECM has released a double DVD of two Tokyo concerts from 1985 and ’86. For those of… Read More ›

CD reviews 18-08-08

Kenny Barron: The Traveller (Emarcy) ***** Surely, one of the classiest pianists on the planet, with a new rhythm team comprising Japanese bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and Cuban drummer Francisco Mela, plus, on a few tracks, saxophonist Steve Wilson and guitarist Lionel… Read More ›