The Phantom Tollbooth

Music and more from a Christian perspective

Slow down, and have your change ready

Since 1996

bluetouchpaper drawingbreath, A jazz album that enjoys being funky, introduces shades of world music, glows with colour and delights in the unexpected.

Bluetree Worship and Justice, Nicely polished CCM from the Irish band, but again let down by soundbite lyrics

boles 90Christmas songs in a rough and ready voice, gilded with clear, shiny guitar work

O Que Sera, Bollani and De Holande. Many of these tunes are like a neck-and-neck sprint, with each player throwing himself forward toward the finishing line.

bombay-dub-orchestra As their name suggests, this spacious electronica is exotic, swathed in strings - and keeps a bit of dub for good measure.

Bona_Head_Colours_Doors_Plant_px90Colours Doors Planet could be a modern day ELP (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)

bosticWarm, vulnerable and thoughtful, Bostic has points to make and plenty of strong tunes to make them with.

brent bourgeoisHalf of Bourgeois Tagg returns with sparkling production and masterful, classic pop-rock songwriting...

This transatlantic partnership takes a long train ride to record classic railroad songs.

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

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