The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

Slow down, and have your change ready

Since 1996

anouar Brahem Souvenance

This fragile sound of nascent hope is a unique piece of ambient jazz with an exotic edge, and one I’m growing to love more every time I play it.

Tunisian oud master Brahem has given his regular colleagues a holiday and plays with jazz royalty: bassist Dave Holland and drummer Jack DeJohnette were in Miles Davis’s band together. But how will Brahem’s music mesh with these jazz masters?

Branford Marsalis Quartet, 4 MFs Playing Tunes. This one is all about the tunes, but features typically tight interplay from a renowned quartet that almost defines classic jazz.

Rev Jim mie Bratcher, Secretly Famous.

 

Drawing on his roots, this oozes the essence of the South

Salvatella offers good musicianship with an eclectic offering.

breaking-the-press copyBig hearts reap big rewards.

Bride - Skin for Skin 2. A recent Bride offering gets facelift that showcases a band that still has some momentum left in their creative batteries.

Broken Silence - Discerning The Times as reviewed by The Phantom TollboothWith little notice or advertising, Retroactive Records brings another long-lost and highly sought-after classic heavy metal album out of obscurity.

Dave Brons goes for the gold on Based on a True Story…

Don’t assume that Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost is all tin whistles and dulcimers

Metamorphosis Erica BronwynYou have with this EP a collection of inspiring, catchy, well-produced songs suitable for radio airplay that range in style from R&B to rock to intelligent pop.

 

Love Lead the Way by The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir album cover. A massive choir, great solos, and precise diction allow love to lead the way.

brothersThe Brothers are two actual brothers that seem to have a pre-occupation with making garage rock in basements.

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