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Album Review: Jeff Williams – Outlier reviewed by Eddie Myer

 Jeff Williams Outlier   Jeff Williams – drums, percussion, Fender Rhodes Josh Arcoleo – tenor saxophone Phil Robson – guitar Kit Downes – piano, Fender Rhodes Sam Lasserson – bass   Whirlwind WR4684         The veteran US percussionist’s new release tops up an already extensive discography that stretches from Dave Liebman’s seminal 1973…

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Anatta by Alex Merritt Quartet reviewed by Eddie Myer

Annatta Alex Merritt Quartet (F-IRE Label)       Apparently “Annatta’ is a concept drawn from the Buddhist tradition, referring to 'a moment of awakening, whereby one can come to realise the illusory nature of self.’ Alex Merritt has assembled a formidable band of musical heavyweights for this release, and includes among his avowed influences such…

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Album Review: Paul Kimber & Phil Merriman

Paul Kimber & Phil Merriman  Duos, Duets and Duels   Paul Kimber (bass), Phil Merriman (piano)   Jazz Records JRCD115 Available from www.jazzrecords.co.uk       Despite being pioneered by no less than Duke Ellington and his prodigious sideman Jimmy Blanton, the bass and piano duet is a rarely encountered format in jazz, or anywhere else….

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Album Review: Steve Thompson’s Evidence Bag

Album Review Steve Thompson: Evidence Bag   (STRBCD2015)     Steve is of course well known locally for being part of the superb rhythm section at Smalls Jazz Club, but he has many other strings to his bow.     For this CD he has gathered around him some like minded musicians: Tim Wells on B3 Hammond…