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Hetty Kate: Dim All the Lights. Vintage Love Songs of Peggy Lee, June Christy and Julie London

Hettie Kate, voice, with Sam Keevers, piano; Ben Robertson, bass; James Sherlock, guitar; Danny Farrugia, drums.
ABC Jazz 378 2335
Reviewed by , June 1st, 2015

This CD features nine classics from the Great American Songbook, sung by a young woman from Melbourne whose voice possesses a purity of tone that is perfect for the chosen material. Combining this timbral quality with a sense of phrasing destined to extract sub-textual meaning from the lyrics, and a control of pitch that is… continue reading »

Josh Kyle. Possibilities, and Songs of Friends – two discs

Possibilities: Josh Kyle, vocals, with English band. Songs of Friends: Kyle, vocals, with Sam Keevers, piano
Possibilities. Jazzizit Records JITCD 1155 Songs of Friends. Self-release.
Reviewed by , September 1st, 2015

Recently we have seen and are still hearing a renaissance of the sometimes problematical art of jazz singing. Right now we will make some remarks regarding Josh Kyle, whose first CD Possibilities (recorded in 2010) is before us, which we will discuss before moving on to his more recent disc. You will have noted that… continue reading »

Josh Kyle. Songs of Friends

Josh Kyle, vocals, with Sam Keevers, piano
Reviewed by , September 1st, 2015

See the review for: Josh Kyle. Two discs: Possibilities, and Songs of Friends.

The Sword and the Brush

Red Fish Blue
Keynetic Records KR0022013
Reviewed by , July 1st, 2014

With pianist Sam Keevers, acoustic bassist Brett Hirst, and two percussionists, Simon Barker on drum kit and Changgo drum, and Javier Fredes on congas, bata, darabuka, shakers and hand percussion, the second release from Red Fish Blue combines a laid-back Cuban impulse with controlled, often understated compositions. Keevers’ playing, which is measured, engaging, and often… continue reading »

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