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COUNTRY Garth Brooks Sevens {Capitoil v- «r x‘:

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Overnight Mail (Argo) at it: “s Mrrirael Torke Wrii be working eytensrvely on orchestral music with the RSNO as their first Associate Composer In t rerr nexthut-one season, '.'.lr;;h is an em :trng‘ prospett Tins (lest retzects hrs work for (:harrrher Sr/e 'rrutrps, however, at"! .‘vlrrle the (liarazterrstrt :‘atrhy tunes, tonal harmony and repeatrnc; rhythrnrt patterns ("r/L ke roots ll‘. r‘rtrrtrnr'tlrsrrt, Torke finds lrrs own vrrree Wrthrrt the structures, .rnd presents rt wrtrr arnrrle coorrr and \d"i('lV That serme of variety rs lrertrhtr-rzed hy the drtfer’rr‘tr rnstrurr.r_rrtal lrneeur‘rs represented n the frve \v'or'tzfi, rrarnely Orke‘st De Vt‘tlharirrrrtt, the Apollo Saxophgnp Quartet ltww {MOMS}, l-“resent talusrr, and Tc-rt‘e's own enuerrrhle :K’flrl

JAZZ Jim Hall

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Bernard Butler gets all melancholy before he discovers that people might like 'Stay' after all

58 THE LIST 9—22 Jan 1998

pianist Kenny Barron from the :n- between one, and two younger hot- shots, alto saxman Carr-C; Osby 'a surpnsang but elfectrvr" Chou el and pranrst Geoff Keezer, who pushes ti.e harmonrt, envelope rn ex'rrrlaratrnu fashion on his two contrrbot'ons lKMt


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lt's About Time (Rhiannon) They‘re st:l| out there, threatening to fall off the edges of IfESll music Album two from the LOfldi)Tt-l,‘aSGd oarrd rs powerfully strrdent one moment, wackrly eccentric tne rrtvxt, postmodern ;_‘.lt‘rrr“rCl‘.(tr‘rt {its next to ’rehlrr: dangex on a wohlrée t‘trard, traztsrt lr'ttrede Celtic rnrasmas morph rnrr, Storm-era Movrrtg Hearts and there's the occasional whiff of New Agey strrd.o indulgence, er, l rrrearr (reatrv'rty There’s the mandatory reels-rd-a- rlubland groove (the 'Go On Go On Remrx'), sample sequences, rrroqranrn‘red soundscapes and expresswer vocalrsed old Erse arrs Irr‘. the 'SOJSrde tvlrx'l A consistent desire to surprrse and delight rs, rn the main, successful. rNCt

Patrick Street

Made In Cork {Green Linnet) w Delrarrtly old—fashioned, or: a aerrra- trrrted lrtrlllt.’ label, Pat'rt k Street are not aheut to sell out Thea (t!l(“]ltlll'\('x are frrnrly rooted rr. tne 70) and 80» the rnuSrc rans’ fofrrr‘rtrw years when rn drlferent rrraups they helped define the ernerqmtr ( hara-z ter of tr>:l.ry's instrrrrrrerrt—drrver. ('eitrt l)a"(l ‘Ir enr- Jat.l;re Daly's accordion powered De Dar‘rnan, (Sed Foly played guitar and Small prpes rn Battlefield Rand, '(evrrt Burke was the fluent, mlaxmi frddle rn the Bothy Band, and Andy ll-."l!t' brought the .vorld‘s rrrus:;‘ :nta: t‘rarattv what you see Is what all very well don-f? it much this trrrre :3: irx'rne lrerrthrokt‘n-effett totals are xarm-‘l and UN luttered, while the pollus, slrdesarrd strip-113th“ rerutrtarlgr

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Deaf Shepherd

Synergy (Greentraxl r r ‘v’Vhol’y, joyfully Sr otttsl. in feel, therr second album rs lull of (ll/Eftith’PV', great tunes old and new, and a tasteful eschewrnq of the rrrrrs!c tethrroiorry and tempo excesses of s:rnrlar' youer

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REVIEWERS THIS ISSUE: frrn Byers, i‘itwrr: Drl)(l:rr, (errrry Lia‘th't-yuur‘, Jonathan Trev;

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