Debbie Burke

Jazz Author


South African jazz

Journeying Through Africa with the Philip Clouts Quartet

Rhythmically boppy with unexpected chord changes and thick strands of textures, the UK’s Philip Clouts Quartet is accessible and joyous. As an example, the song “Umoya” shows its optimism with an ever-present sax noodling throughout, piano subtly giving it a... Continue Reading →

Easy, Breezy on a Butterfly’s Wings

Highly listenable and chill, Carol Albert’s voice evokes light and air. Perfect that her standout CD is so visually oriented: images of butterfly wings, waterfalls and the sky.  When did you first know you wanted to be a musician? I... Continue Reading →

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