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John Crawford: Times and Tides

Read "Times and Tides" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

For his second album British pianist/composer John Crawford continues his love of Latin American and Spanish flamenco music, while also incorporating fresh new influences. Crawford's opening original “Blurred" shares a Brazilian heritage with the cover of Antonio Carlos Jobim's “Once I Loved" that follows it. Guitarist Guillermo Hill makes an immediate impression on nylon-string guitar: he's ...

-Isq: Too

Read "-Isq: Too" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Vocal jazz gets a justifiably hard time these days--endless rehashes of “the Great American Songbook" or other Fifties showtunes, with high production values but little originality and even less to say. Enough to make any self-respecting reviewer power down their laptop you might think, but then out of the blue come gems like this from the ...

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-isq: Too

Read "Too" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Too is the second album from London-based quartet -isq. No surprise there. The slightly odd presentation of the band's name remains in place and continues to trouble the usually faultless activities of the planet's internet search engines. The line-up from debut album -isq (Cheesepeas Records, 2013) is still intact. The band's distinctive “every silver lining has ...

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John Crawford: Ulia River of Time

Read "Ulia River of Time" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Of all nature's wonders, the river is the one that can most readily encapsulate the passage of time in very human terms. In just a few miles a river moves from the first tentative steps of childhood to the brash, energetic, movements of youth and the meanderings of middle age before it disappears in its old ...

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-isq: -isq

Read "-isq" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Type -isq into Google and the legend “Your search-- -isq --did not match any documents" appears. Add quotation marks and try again: this time around 6.5 million results appear and in among the links to Information Standards Quarterly and Integrated Systems Queensland up pops the website for London-based quartet -isq. This eponymous debut from the band, ...

Take Five With Tim Richards

Read "Take Five With Tim Richards" reviewed by Tim Richards

Meet Tim Richards: Tim's first encounter with a piano was at the age of eight, in a dentist's waiting room. After classical piano lessons he taught himself jazz and blues from the age of 14, after seeing Thelonious Monk on TV.Since forming the long-lived modern jazz quartet Spirit Level in Bristol in ...

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Mark Dresser / Myra Melford / Michael Dessen: San Diego: April 17, 2011

Read "Mark Dresser / Myra Melford / Michael Dessen: San Diego: April 17, 2011" reviewed by Robert Bush

Mark Dresser / Myra Melford / Michael DessenUC San Diego, UC IrvineSan Diego, CAApril 17, 2011 The University of California has been heavily involved in the advancement of “telematic" performances now for over 10 years. Utilizing the Internet2 (a not-for-profit advanced networking consortium) and super high-speed bandwidth networks, as well ...


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