Art by Elsewhere
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17 Mar 2021 | <1 min read
Sometime in the very late Eighties I spent a day in an Auckland studio with a very well known dance-pop band. It was one of the dullest days imaginable. They had recorded their instrumental parts previously and this day was set aside to watch sine waves on a screen, shift them around, repeat them, and so construct their songs from the invisible (and sometimes even inaudible) parts.... > Read more
12 Mar 2021 | <1 min read
By chance, some years ago I came across a three-record box set from 2007 ("audiophile collector's edition" no less) entitled Miles From India: A Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis. It was produced by Bob Belden and among the Davis alumni on this Indo-jazz rethinking of Davis' music were Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Chick Corea, John McLaughlin, Marcus Miller, Wallace Roney, Mike... > Read more
8 Mar 2021 | <1 min read
The great jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko from Poland died in 2018 but I always had the impression he wasn't widely known in New Zealand. Yet his albums on ECM were certainly available, albeit in very limited quantities. This art was done quite some time ago when I thought his work needed to be discovered, especially an album like Lontano (2006). Years as a journalist taught me that... > Read more