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The Paul Dunlea Group: bi-polAr

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Bipolar disorder is, at its core, about extreme changes in personality and mood. When somebody is diagnosed with said ailment, it's a serious problem, but it can be a positive attribute when an album carries this affliction. Trombonist Paul Dunlea's two polar opposites deal with grooving funk versus staid scenarios, but nobody need worry about these severe mood swings; they're all part of the plan for bi-polAr. Dunlea is but one musician in a growing crew that's bringing more attention to the small, but fertile jazz scene in Ireland. The Cork-based trombonist has shared the stage with ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

The Paul Dunlea Group: bi-polAr

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Ireland's jazz scene may not yet count for much on the international stage, but it's producing players and writers of undoubted talent. On the evidence of bi-polAr, trombonist Paul Dunlea can be added to that growing roster, especially for lovers of the funkier end of the jazz spectrum.Based in Cork, Dunlea formed the Paul Dunlea Group in 2011. bi-polAr is Dunlea's debut album as leader, but he's by no means a newcomer, having worked as a musician or arranger with leading Americans such as saxophonist Bobby Watson and bassist Kyle Eastwood, and with Irish performers like singer Mick ...



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