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Brian Molley Quartet: Colour And Movement

Read "Colour And Movement" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Twelve tunes in twelve keys and twelve time signatures form the body of work that makes up Colour And Movement, from Scotland's Brian Molley Quartet. Lest the previous sentence makes the album sound too much like a somewhat esoteric musical exercise, it's important to add that Colour And Movement is richly textured, high on melody and filled with readily accessible music. Colour And Movement is the quartet's follow-up to debut album Clocks (BGMM, 2013). There's no change to ...

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Brian Molley Quartet: Clock

Read "Clock" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Clock suggests consistency, the regular tick and tock of seconds, minutes and hours moving inexorably onward. Reliable, necessary, but a bit lacking in variation--and as for swing, that would never do, not in a clock. So the title of this Scottish quartet's debut album is somewhat misleading, because the Brian Molley Quartet swings mightily. Molley, saxophonist and composer, is joined by a rhythm section of impeccable style: bassist Mario Caribé, pianist Tom Gibbs and drummer Stuart Brown. Molley, ...


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