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A Scotsman on a slow journey south, from Orkney, via Ayrshire and Fife to Colne-side in Essex. I speak broken English fluently.

I'm a lover of nature, music, and the music of language (novels, poems, plays).


Top Reviewer Ranking: 169 - Total Helpful Votes: 2203 of 2340
7 Classic Albums Vol.2 ~ Bill Evans
7 Classic Albums Vol.2 ~ Bill Evans
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a lovely collection of true 'classics', in very decent sound, and with the Real Gone Jazz label's very minimalist documentation (names of personnel & track length is all that you get). However, although this collection is bulging with classic jazz albums, bundling them together as all Bill Evans work is rather misleading, as 'Blues & the Abstract Truth' and 'Modern Art' are albums led by, and credited to, Oliver Nelson & Art Farmer respectively. To underline this, you'll find them under their names rather than Evans in any of the major guides to jazz. Very odd, given how many other Evans albums might have made it into this collection (and the fact that cd4 has space for another… Read more
Mens Fisherman Leather Summer Sandals SIZE 7 Unknown
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I'm really disappointed with these sandals. Although they were comfortable and fit well, a manufacturing problem means that the velcro strap is too broad for the buckle. This means that if you undo the strap (with a great struggle), it's impossible to buckle the sandal again, so you can only wear it loose.

I've ordered these twice, after the first seller told me they couldn't be replaced as they were all faulty, and they were returning them to the manufacturer. About a month later I noticed similar sandals (different colour) were being advertised by another seller, so ordered these only to find out they had an identical problem.

Unless you want to wear these loose,… Read more
Boulevard de L'independence ~ Toumani Diabate
Boulevard de L'independence ~ Toumani Diabate
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a Convert!, 12 Aug 2014
As a lover of Diabate's classic kora albums, such as 'Mande Variations', or the exquisite 'In the Heart of the Moon' with Farka Tore, I was wary of any kind of 'fushion' approach which might overwhelm the delicate subtleties of the kora. However, the positive reviews here won me over. At first, I confess, I thought I'd made a mistake, as the blast of trumpets which begin the album seemed way out of kilter with the delicate singing voice of the kora which follows.
I was still uncertain by the end of the album.

However, a few plays later, and I'm a covert. The sheer excitement & electricity of the performance is captivating, and either the balance of instruments improve, or… Read more

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