Neil Cooper, The List

DREAMSCAPE – Edinburgh, Scotland Poetry and jazz have been blowing up a storm together since Allen Ginsberg and beyond. These days spoken word albums have become commonplace. Storyteller Martha Cinader and double bassist Sabine Worthmann aren’t as confrontational as latterday noiseniks, coming on instead like a hip beatnik Sesame Street for grown-ups. Cinader is cool, sensual and assured as she translates myth into sexually evocative oral glimpses into the lives of forgotten icons of the feminine and feminist persuasion. Alongside this are raps by Lenny Bruce contemporary Lord Buckley and an improvised baass solo to die for. With four different programmes to choose from, you’re bound to dig something. Neil Cooper, The List