Bennett Paster: Indivisible (2019)

Bennett Paster: Indivisible (2019)

The latest album from pianist and keyboard player Bennett Paster finds him joined by Jeff Hanley (bass), Tony Mason (drums), Al Street (guitar), Kenny Brooks (tenor sax), Samuel Torres (congas and percussion) and Todd Isler (percussion) on an instrumental album which...
Black Oak Arkansas: Underdog Heroes (2019)

Black Oak Arkansas: Underdog Heroes (2019)

I was really surprised when this album was made available to me for review, as I had no idea that Black Oak Arkansas were still going. Growing up in the UK as opposed to the USA I had a somewhat blurry appreciation for the band, mostly coming to them as I was aware...
Consecration: Fragilium (2019)

Consecration: Fragilium (2019)

Formed back in 2010, this is the second full-length album from the Norwich-based band, following on from 2014’s ‘Ephemerality’. While doom is obviously at the heart of what there are undertaking, there are also plenty of elements of death and black metal in the...
The Dave Wilson Quartet: One Night at Chris’ (2019)

The Dave Wilson Quartet: One Night at Chris’ (2019)

When a jazz band really know and trust each other, there can be something very special indeed about catching them in a live environment. Recorded in March 2018 at the famous Chris’ Jazz Café in Philadelphia, it is proudly stated on the CD, “This recording is a...
Califournia Quartet: Califournia Quartet (2019)

Califournia Quartet: Califournia Quartet (2019)

This release sees guitarist MacDonald joining forces with Kim Richmond (alto sax, soprano sax and flute), Harvey Newmark (bass) and Paul Kreibich (drums), so a totally different line-up to ‘Organisms’ which he released earlier this year. That one saw heavy emphasis...
Enforcer: Zenith (2019)

Enforcer: Zenith (2019)

I’m not too sure what Enforcer were trying to achieve with this album, but probably not this. Here is a band who have toured with the likes of Destruction, Flotsam and Jetsam, Nervosa, Warbringer, and Cauldron and have built a reputation on heavy/speed metal. Although...
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