Author: Kevin Bonnett

Kevin Bonnett

Music Recording

Category:Arrangements, Folk

Artist(s): Danny Spooner live in concert with Mike Kerin (fiddle), Richard Tognetti (violin) and the Australian Chamber Orchestra.

Reviewed by: Kevin Bonnett

“‘Enchanted’ is a compact demonstration of powerful folk music traditions from across the world and serves as a lasting tribute to the legacy of the late Danny Spooner.”

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Music Recording

Category:Classical, Middle Eastern, New Music

Artist(s): Joseph Tawadros (oud / composition), James Tawadros (riqq / bendir), Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Northey. Works by Tawadros, some arranged by Wells, Buckley, Barker, or Tognetti.

Label: ABC Classic 481 9241

Reviewed by: Kevin Bonnett

“It is the force of Joseph Tawadros’ personality as much as his skill and virtuosity, let alone the clear vision of his artistry and purpose, that drives the richness and appeal of his compositions and performance. The music of Joseph Tawadros is both powerful and memorable in lasting ways.”  

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Music Recording

Category:Jazz

Artist(s): Joe O’Connor Trio with Scott Tinkler. Scott Tinkler (trumpet), Joe O’Connor (piano / compositions), James McLean (drums), Marty Holoubek (double bass)

Label: Artist Release. Digital, produced by ABC Jazz

https://joeoconnor2.bandcamp.com/releases

Reviewed by: Kevin Bonnett

“ ‘Confrontations’ is ultimately, conversations between four superb musicians. Enjoy the unpredictability and ultimately the rewards of close listening to this splendid memento of a Wangaratta stage.”

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Music Recording

Category:Classical, New Music

Artist(s): David Elton (trumpet) and Sydney String Virtuosi conducted by Umberto Clerici 

Label: Digital EP ABC Classic | ABC 0028948556939. Commissioned by the ABC

Reviewed by: Kevin Bonnett

“With this composition David Batterham has successfully balanced striking melodic invention with the stark virtuosity of David Elton’s outstanding trumpet playing to extend the possibilities of the instrument within the concerto form.”

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