Roger Huddle

Helpful votes received on reviews: 68% (26 of 38)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,571,879 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 38
Scala & Kolacny Brothers ~ Scala & Kolacny Brothers
Scala & Kolacny Brothers ~ Scala & Kolacny Brothers
9 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dissappointing, 21 Aug 2011
Never buy anything on the word of an article. I expected a lot from this album of popular song arrangements for choir. In fact it turned out to be completely without colour. The voices are used to simply sing the tune with an overbearing piano accompaniment. Unfortunately the Kolacny Brothers cannot sustain an whole album it becomes tedious very quickly, this is not the fought of the choir, which sing beautifully, it is the arrangements and lack of empathy for the music that lets it down. It's a shame because potentially it promised much.
The Long Fall: A Novel (Leonid Mcgill Mystery 1) by Walter Mosley
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Leonid McGill is a detective in New York. A move by Walter Mosley from LA to the East Coast, also it's his first working detective. And it's a good move, Walter has created a character just enough outside the law to be honest and this first novel in which he features is a must for fans and new readers. The complexity of classic crime writing, where you start at a small event and follow it through to the core of bourgeois society, is here in abundance. Thrilling, well written -- a joy.
List Of Lights&Buoys ~ Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
List Of Lights&Buoys ~ Susanna & the Magical Orchestra
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magical enchanment, 17 Dec 2004
During the last year I've been listening to music made across Scandinavia. This was prompted by a winter holiday in Norway and BBC3's Late Junction.
My discovery of Susanna and the Magical Orchestra at this year's London jazz festival opened up another door to the joys of music experimentation played with passion, affection and a certain sense of humour. What a treat to find them on record. Stripped down to basic melody, aching instrumentals. Her lyrical vocals and music can only warm. Apart from the staggering version of Dolly's Jolene and a wonderful version of Berstien/Parkers Who am I, Susanna's own songs bear repeated listening and give real depth to the poetry they contain… Read more

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