SJCTurntable

The Final Note
(SJCTurntable)

UK

Recent Ratings

Yes - Tormato
Yes
Tormato
28
May 14

Recent Reviews

 - Ella Swings Lightly
75
As the title of the album implies, this is a collection of laid back jazz standards from the times. The arrangements by Marty Paich, whose popularity as a producer was about to lead to a decade of working with the best singers in the business, allow Fitzgerald the freedom to bring out some wonderful improvisations, garnering her a Grammy the following year. Standout tracks include album opener, ‘Little White Lies’, ‘My Kinda Love’, ‘What’s the Story Morning ... read more
 - Neuroplasticity
63
On this second album, Al Spx’s experimentation knows no bounds, but if she were to take something from the title of this second release, defining the brain’s ability to learn something new, it would hopefully be to ‘unlearn’ just some of these. This is because this album compares so unfavourably to her phenomenal debut. Yet, when it works it does so brilliantly as on the demonic horns accompanying her outstanding vocals on album opener, ‘A Broken Memory’. ... read more
 - Carry Me Back
50
A return to consistency in their trademark revivalism of traditional bluegrass music, from the hoedown album opener, ‘Carry Me Back to Virginia’ to sumptuous ballad, ‘Genevieve’. This collective, as always, display their ability to fashion simple but effective compositions. ‘Best of these are ‘Ain’t It Enough’ and ‘We Don’t Grow Tobacco’. What has grown with their maturity is an ability to vary the pace across their album to much ... read more
 - L'aventura
58
A fantasy reimagining of his childhood, which it appears is immersed in the tropicalia of Brazil than his native Paris. The merging of these cultures, where every track is delivered in French, is aided by collaboration with Jean Michel Jarre on the one hand, and on the other, cult Brazilian composer, Arthur Verocai, noted for his eponymous 1972 debut album in which he mixed samba with soul. Standout tracks here include the hypnotic ‘Ricky l’adolescente’ and the trippy ... read more
 - The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
40
Son of an abusive Washington DC church preacher, Gaye started singing in his father’s church at the tender age of four, seeking solace in music throughout his childhood amidst his father’s merciless beatings. Following his discharge from the Air Force in 1957, he co-founded the vocal harmony group, ‘The Marquees’. However it was his solo performance at Motown’s Berry Gordy’s house during the Christmas vacation of 1960 which secured him his first major ... read more

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1y
Jon allen - ...meanwhile release today
1y
It's interesting looking back to see what you've reviewed. It looks like you've got a few rotating artists at a time you're digging into (Pink Floyd, The Jesus and Mary Chain, U2, etc.) rather than marathoning a specific artist. Anything guide you on which artists you are looking at over time, or do you just go with what feels fun at the time?

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