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Album Review: Lizz Wright – Grace

Lizz Wright Grace (Concord Records)       Each of the songs on this album is composed by a different songwriter, ranging from Sister Rosetta Tharpe to Bob Dylan and k.d. lang. But all of them have the common theme of the American South.     Georgian native Lizz Wright is the perfect vocalist for this project,…

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Album Review: Philip Clemo – Dream Maps

Dream Maps Philip Clemo       Scottish born and Sussex resident Clemo has a truly international CV, having lived and worked across Europe and as far afield as Sydney, and his musical horizons are equally broad. This album presents a series of highly evocative soundscapes, built up from layers of processed or natural sounds from…

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Album Review: Peter Fraize – Facts & Figures

Peter Fraize Facts & Figures   Peter Fraize, tenor saxophone; Paul Pieper, guitar; Jon Ozment, piano; Nathan Kawaller, bass; Leland Nakamura, drums Union Records URCD -11       Washington DC-based tenorman Fraize turned some heads on his recent visit to the UK’s South Coast, especially with his appearance at Love Supreme Festival, but his name…

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Album Review: Tori Freestone – El Barranco

Tori Freestone Trio El Barranco     Tori Freestone, tenor sax, violin and vocals; Dave Manington, bass; Tim Giles, drums. Whirlwind Recordings WR4689       Freestone is rapidly carving out a career as an original voice on tenor, taking a highly personal pathway that skirts around such mutually exclusive territories as folk, free improv and the…

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Album Review: Nigel Thomas Quartet – Hidden

Nigel Thomas Quartet: Hidden   Nigel Thomas, bass Paul Booth, saxophones, bass clarinet, flute Mark Edwards, piano and keyboards Winston Clifford, drums.   Pathway Records  Contact Nigelglegge@gmail.com         South Coast bassist and composer Nigel Thomas makes a welcome return with this excellent album following up his 2011 release, Yoichi. The re-appearance of two…