‘The Garden of Earthly Delights’ celebrates Hieronymus Bosch, whose surreal paintings seem to give John Zorn’s Simulacrum permission to follow similar patterns.
Articles by: Sammy Stein
Ted Milton’s work with Blurt has been branded “jazz,” “post-punk,” “dance” and “experimental,” but there isn’t a pencil-pusher name to define an act like this.
This generous two-disc set is packed with recently recorded Wilko Johnson goodies, including re-workings of several Dr Feelgood favorites.
There is a sense of David Bowie’s essence here – not the characters he created but Bowie as the song master.
Ballister’s ‘Slag’ is free-form music – played that way and at its best.
The Rolling Stones bring an effervescence and a sense of fun to ‘Blue and Lonesome’ that makes it entirely listenable.
With the new ’57th and 9th,’ Sting makes a welcome return to a more rock-rooted style after a period away from the genre.
Mike Casey is, not to put too fine a point on it, an extraordinary saxophone player.
Memory of Elements’ ‘Now Noise’ is an album with so much going on that you’ll need more than one listen to fully appreciate it.
‘Concert of the Century: A Tribute to Charlie Parker’ crosses so many boundaries – not the least of which is time.