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Taeko Kunishima: Late Autumn

Read "Late Autumn" reviewed by Lewis J Whittington

Taeko Kunishima's Late Autumn starts with a wandering solo entrance that engages the composer/pianist's stream of jazz style. It instantly feels both musically liberated and firmly rooted in multi-era reverence. This prologue, “To the Hebrides," open an otherwise freewheeling narrative by Kunishima and her dazzling lineup.

After the opening track the set ignites with the ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Taeko Kunishima: Late Autumn

Read "Late Autumn" reviewed by Lawrence Peryer

Pianist Taeko Kunishima's third record, Late Autumn, is an exciting work full of intriguing compositions, diverse instrumentation and top-notch performances. Any one or two of these attributes, as manifested on this album, would be enough to carry the day, but the presence of all three makes for a must-hear release.

Kunishima's compositional skill ...

Clive Bell & Sylvia Hallett: The Geographers

Read "The Geographers" reviewed by John Eyles

I suspect that a blindfolded listener dropped anywhere into this album would be unlikely to identify it as a product of the London improvising community. Guesses would most probably centre around ethnographic field recordings made way out east, rather than recordings made in Gateway Studios by two Brits.

Clive Bell and Sylvia Hallett have very different ...


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