Category: Reviews

Hamid Cooper: # Juris 1020

So Cal artist Hamid Cooper goes it alone on this single release where he plays vibes and percussion. The sounds include a warm guitar rhythm that creates a warm Caribbean mood supplied by the leader’s hands and mallets. Hints of vintage…

Trio Mediaevel & Arve Henriksen: Rimur

Voices and horn coalesce to create rich and meditative moments as the Trio Mediaevel (Anna Maria Friman/voc-fid, Linn Andrea Fuglseth/voc and Berit Opheim/voc) create a gleaming stained glass window of sounds to be complemented and contrasted with Arve Henriksen’s voice…

Bill Hart: Touch of Blue

Guitarist Bill Hart has a rocking sound not dissimilar to vintage Carlos Santana on this collection of originals. He leads a session with Enrico Galetta-Gary Wilkins/b, Pat Strawser/key, Ahsa Ahla/perc and Juangui Aguayo/dr through eleven pieces that is heavy on…