Golden Mean, Oumuamua, Jazz Re:Freshed ***1/2

Electric keys groove band Golden Mean are much more hard edged than on 2020's Through Walls - bass guitarist Tom Driessler, guitarist Luke Wynter, keyboardist Lyle Barton and now drummer Jamie Murray on board instead of Matt Davies on that earlier …

Published: 26 May 2023. Updated: 11 months.

Electric keys groove band Golden Mean are much more hard edged than on 2020's Through Walls - bass guitarist Tom Driessler, guitarist Luke Wynter, keyboardist Lyle Barton and now drummer Jamie Murray on board instead of Matt Davies on that earlier EP. There's a perkiness to 'Intra' kicking things off. And that upbeat positivity continues on title track 'Oumuamua' - the piece developing a bit more heat the more old school jazz-rock it becomes. On 'Red Horizon' Murray at the kit becomes engagingly hyper active and that sizzling fervour is more involving. A studio album recorded last summer 'The Hive' where Dreissler enters the Stanley Clarke domain a bit, always an ideal destination, is the best track. Out today with physical formats to follow in August - a cover art detail is in the photo

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'All Talk' introduces progressive singer Nell Greco's Clonmell Jazz Social album Inanima

Inanima lead-off track 'All Talk' from London based Australian singer Nell Greco who has been mentored by singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie and is issued on the Clonmell Jazz Social label is a highlight this week. Improvising singer-composer Greco …

Published: 26 May 2023. Updated: 11 months.

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Inanima lead-off track 'All Talk' from London based Australian singer Nell Greco who has been mentored by singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie and is issued on the Clonmell Jazz Social label is a highlight this week. Improvising singer-composer Greco has keyboardist Maria Chiara Argirò, guitarist Pedro Velasco, Spin Marvel/Skyla bass guitarist Ruth Goller and drummer Will Glaser joining her on the simmeringly scathing confrontation the lyrics of 'All Talk' conjure and provoke.

Nell Greco, photo: publicity shot