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Ann Dyer: When I Close My Eyes

Read "When I Close My Eyes" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Vocalist Ann Dyer pares away all the nonessentials and rides a subtle but inexorable tidal flow into a search for interior truths on When I Close My Eyes. The sound is spare, poetic, and haunting, the singer accompanied by just accoustic bass and drums for explorations of the darker levels of consciousness. The mood throughout feels brooding and ethereal, sometimes drone-like, a pensive expansion. Dyer's voice has a feather softness, bringing to mind Margo Timmons of the Cowboy Junkies – ...

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Ann Dyer & No Good Time Fairies: Revolver: A New Spin

Read "Revolver: A New Spin" reviewed by Derrick A. Smith

Revolver remains The Beatles’ definitive artistic moment, though the nostalgia-spiked histories tend to opt for its extravagant Summer of Love followup. But on no other Beatles album was there such a mix of experimentation and unsentimental songcraft, with economical but heady arrangements that deserve the description “definitive”.

Avoiding the nostalgic waxed glow of many jazz vocal interprations, Bay Area iconoclast Ann Dyer honed in on Revolver ’s Hindustani periphery and distant-but-unaffected air for her own “new spin.” With a string-and-percussion-heavy ...

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Ann Dyer: Revolver: A New Spin

Read "Revolver: A New Spin" reviewed by Jim Santella

Ann Dyer – Revolver: A New Spin (Premonition) [] Recorded March 2-4, 1999 at The Hut in Berkeley, CA (50:19) 2000 release Label this one in the Fringes section. John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote quite a few songs that have been of interest to jazz lovers. Ann Dyer’s album doesn’t stop there. Rather, her appeal is toward a wider audience. One that may or may not remember the Beatles’ 1966 album Revolver. Scheduled for release by Premonition Records later ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

When I Close My Eyes

Sunnyside Records


Revolver (A New Spin)

Productions Fakir


Revolver: A New Spin

Premonition Records



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