CD Reviews

Friday 8th January

January 9, 2010

Tonight I have been listening to some really difficult music played by one of the musicians performing tomorrow. Although Jean-Luc Guionnet will presumably be playing sax tomorrow, this new album released by the Arteleku organisation (The same Basque outift that recently published the partly excellent Noise and Capitalism book) is named Gezurrezko joera and is another performance by Guionnet for church organ. Guionnet’s organ albums (I think this is the fourth solo, plus there has been at least one collaborative album) seem to really split audiences into two camps, those that find it intriguingly good, and those that really hate it. I personally sit in the former camp. Brian Olewnick managed to get around to briefly reviewing this album a few weeks back Read More ....

CD Reviews

Tuesday 18th August

August 19, 2009

Another from the Creative Sources pile tonight. Tonight’s selection though was one of the discs I actually wrote to Ernesto about purchasing in the first place, before he sent me the additional mini avalanche. Noite is a disc by the quartet of Jean-Luc Guionnet, (alto sax) Ernesto Rodrigues, (viola) Guilherme Rodrigues, (cello) and Seijiro Murayama […]

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Thursday 4th June

June 4, 2009

So some notes this evening on another Creative Sources release, this one recorded all the way back in 2003 and released not that long after, but it is a new one to me, having got somewhat lost in the Creative Sources deluge of releases. the release is named belvedere dans l’étendue (belvedere in the expanse) […]

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CD Reviews

Wednesday 18th March

March 19, 2009

In a good mood tonight despite a blinding headache all evening at work, but now I am finished for five days and get a day’s break tomorrow before heading for Scotland. I also just opened my post and found a copy of Derek Bailey’s newly re-released Lot 74 album on Incus here, a recording I […]

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Monday 16th March

March 17, 2009

So just a few days to go now until most of the UK heads off north to the Instal Festival, or perhaps across the water to the i and e Festival. I know that I am looking forward to getting away for a few days and obviously taking in some hopefully great music once there. […]

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CD Reviews

Friday 13th March

March 13, 2009

Another tough old day today but it went well and now I have a couple of days free to rest up a bit. Then I am back at work on Monday, but only for three days before I take a few days holiday, the first of which will include a gig in London followed by […]

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Just listening…

September 19, 2008

Today was the first day that, after getting all of those jobs done that you’ve been meaning to do but don’t get time to do when you’re at work every day, I actually kicked back a little, put my feet up and started to work my way through the inevitable pile of CDs littering my […]

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