Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Summer Savings Up to 25% Off Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Listen in Prime Shop now Learn more
Customer Review

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A rare treat (for me), 17 Sept. 2008
This review is from: Conversations with the Unseen (Audio CD)
First of all I have to say that I am fairly new to the world of jazz but after 20 years of listening to a variety of styles from punk to hip-hop to reggae, I thought it was high time I looked into it so if this review seems a little naive, that's because it probably is. As the old saying goes, I don't know much about jazz but I know what I like. And I really, really like this.

First encountered Soweto Kinch on a programme about WOMAD (I think) a year or so ago and bought the second album (B19) recently and more recently purchased Conversations.... The first thing that struck me about it is that as far as I can tell it was made when the artist was in his early-to-mid twenties but sounds like it was played by someone much, much older. My field of reference in jazz is pretty slim I'm afraid ( I have started my jazz oddyssey by buying some of the older CDs - Coltrane, Miles Davis) but Soweto Kinch shows a huge amount of talent and hopefully the promise of more to come.

Also saw Soweto Kinch at a woefully under-attended gig at B'ham Town Hall not so long ago and spent half the night wondering why the place wasn't packed to the rafters and the other half picking my jaw up off the floor. It made me wonder why I had spent so much money going to watch 4/4 indie bands and the like struggling to play quite simple compositions live.

I will certainly be buying SK's third album when it is released and I suggest you do the same.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]


Review Details

Item

Reviewer


Location: Wolverhampton, UK

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,240,087