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  • Summary: Jazz pianist Neil Cowley's latest release includes a strings group and guitarist Leo Abrahams.
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  1. Apr 26, 2012
    80
    Cowley's songs sound lie pulsating Bond themes, funeral laments and the greatest stadium-filling anthems that Coldplay never wrote. [Feb 2012, p.83]
  2. Mar 28, 2012
    80
    It's hard to resist its eager warmth, and invitation to dance.
  3. Mar 28, 2012
    80
    Sometimes [the strings'] swell threatens to overwhelm the quirkiness, but in the best things, such as Skies are Rare, they work perfectly together.
  4. Mar 28, 2012
    80
    This eclectic offering confirms that the trio's music is an unclassifiable meld of idioms that includes strong rock and pop influences. [Mar 2012, p.92]
  5. Mar 28, 2012
    70
    The liberal use of string sections throughout do teeter on the brink of out-and-out cheese but Cowley's trio have enough class and, dare I say, verve to pull through.
  6. Mar 28, 2012
    60
    Cowley has crafted a coherent, carefully planned suite of music here with a strong conceptual framework and a remarkably consistent sound.
  7. Mar 28, 2012
    60
    It's not so certain that Cowley's taste-making always succeeds, despite the overall optimistic vitality of his tunes.
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