Reviews - Christine Tham
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High Altitude Drums 07/08
November 5, 2009
Never have I been more (pleasantly) surprised with a review disc than I have just been with this title! This disc arrived from IsoMike about a week ago, and to be honest I did not look forward to reviewing it. "High Altitude Drums"??? Is the listening experience akin to suffering from high altitude ...
Fiona Joy Hawkins - Blue Dream
August 10, 2009
This is quite a unique disc, being the first SA-CD released by an Australian independent artist. It is an album of new age piano music. Unfortunately, you won't be able to find the SA-CD on retail music stores in Australia, although ABC stores will stock the CD version. It is orderable from ...
Andy Milne: Dreams and False Alarms
March 8, 2008
Be warned if your expectations are that this is a set of solo piano renditions of various popular songs (from the likes of Joni Mitchell, Sting, Bob Marley, Neil Young, Bob Dylan). Well, it is, and it isn't. The arrangements/improvisations are not straightforward, and even if you think you are ...
Brad Shepik Trio: Places You Go
March 8, 2008
This is an somewhat unusual jazz trio, consisting of guitar, drums and Hammond organ replacing the acoustic bass. Brad Shepik plays guitar like a blend of John Scofield and Bill Frisell in a mellow mood, accompanied by Gary Versace on the Hammond and Tom Rainey on drums. The songs are all original ...
Gordon Grdina: Think Like the Waves
February 10, 2008
I fell right at home with this jazz trio recording. The style is vaguely ECM-ish contemporary jazz, but Arabic/Middle-Eastern influences on some tracks. Gordon Grdina plays the oud (not quite sure what kind of instrument this is) and guitar, in a style that reminded me somewhat of Pat Metheny (when ...