Continue reading Justin Adams: Ribbons review – seamless ambient fusion

Justin Adams: Ribbons review – seamless ambient fusion

English guitarist Adams is a man of many parts. Nearby his employment in Robert Plant’s Band of Joy have come coordinated efforts with arranged North African and Middle Eastern illuminating presences – forsake rockers Tinariwen and Terakaft, Moroccan Gnawa performer Hamid el Kasri and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Here, he collaborates with…

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Continue reading Tina May: Café Paranoia review – pitch-perfect homage to Mark Murphy

Tina May: Café Paranoia review – pitch-perfect homage to Mark Murphy

Tina May can get a handle on the quintessence of a style and make it her own more rapidly and completely than some other artist I can consider. This time she takes a few melodies composed by the late Mark Murphy, joins Murphy’s colleague, Andy Lutter, in composing a couple of additional, and the two…

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