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Charlotte Glasson: Festivus

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This exceptional album succeeds on several levels. First there's Glasson herself, an undeniably, prodigiously talented multi- instrumentalist whose diverse armamentarium would successfully rival that of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's, maybe substituting his stritch for her saw. The nine tracks here all benefit from Glasson's imaginative arrangements for which the word “quirky" would be hardly adequate. Glasson is accompanied by some excellent musicians including Chris Spedding who first made his name in the jazz world with the likes of Ian Carr's Nucleus, Mike Gibbs and Jack Bruce before launching his own career. Also present is Dave Holdsworth, who ...



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