Carey Philpott

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (2 of 3)
 

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Quercus ~ June Tabor
Quercus ~ June Tabor
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I demand a recount!, 11 May 2014
I was astonished that this wasn't a clear winner in the UK jazz critics polls of 2013 (although it did chart somewhere in many of them). For me this was the runaway best jazz record of 2013. I think jazz should be rooted in and draw nourishment from the culture in which it Is made and not be an imitation if what is happening elsewhere. This record is sublime. It fuses and balances folk, classical-pastoral and early music with jazz improvisation. The result is a pastoral jazz in which virtuoso performances from all participants are in the service of musicality not showing off. Like some other reviewers, I do detect some distortion in the sound that you wouldn't usually expect from ECM… Read more
Halftime ~ Rachael Cohen
Halftime ~ Rachael Cohen
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Without a doubt one of my favourite records of the last 12 months. Rachael Cohen has the cool cerebral sound and approach to improvisation of Lee Konitz or Paul Desmond but the record has a contemporary feel rather than a nostalgic one. It manages to be cool and swing at the same time. It has generally been well received critically but I must say shame on John Adcock of Jazz Journal for his cursory and dismissive two star review. He must have cloth ears.
Aether Drift ~ Michelson Morley
Aether Drift ~ Michelson Morley
Michelson Morley joins the growing band of British 'post jazz' outfits such as Get the Blessing. Melt Yourself Down, Sons of Kemet and Polar Bear. The trio (sax, bass drums (and real time electronics provided by the trio)) is led by Get the Blessing saxophonist Jake McMurchie. Musically, they share something with these other bands and if you are a fan of any of them (or EST/GoGo Penguin etc.) you will find much to admire in Michelson Morley. In a blind jukebox test I would have guessed the first track on the album (Rice Rage) was Melt Yourself Down with one saxophone missing., Their influences include electronica and minimalism as well as jazz and they can go from funk to ambient while… Read more