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Ben Winkelman Trio: Odysseys

Read "Odysseys" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Something special is needed for a piano trio to make a splash these days, so crowded are the waters with talent. With Odysseys, however, pianist Ben Winkelman's trio manages just that. For seventy absorbing minutes, the trio captures the ear, providing thrilling evidence of a stellar contemporary trio to rank among the best. Australia's press has ...

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James Sherlock Trio: Domestic Arts

Read "Domestic Arts" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Domestic Arts caps a busy 2010 for Melbourne guitarist James Sherlock, following the release, earlier in the year, of the impressive Solo (Pinnacles Music, 2010). That recording highlighted not only Sherlock's notable chops but also his songwriting skills, with more than half the compositions self-penned works of striking originality and nuance. This time out Sherlock leads ...

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Mike Nock Project: Meeting of the Waters

Read "Meeting of the Waters" reviewed by John Kelman

Think globally, act locally could well be Mike Nock's musical philosophy. Returning to Australia in the mid-1980s after spending a quarter century in the USA where, amongst his many accomplishments, he led seminal fusion group The Fourth Way and recorded a series of fine discs as a leader, including In, Out and Around (Timeless, 1978) with ...