The Shetland Islands, way up north off the coast of Scotland, have a long and noble history of producing fine folk and roots musicians. They've never really garnered plaudits for their jazzers, but that might be about to change. The islands were home to saxophonist Rachael Cohen for the first dozen years of her life and on the evidence of debut album Halftime those pre-teen years have helped to develop a promising new talent. So who's accompanying Cohen on her debut recording? There's a hint on the CD cover, where the saxophonist thanks Phil, Calum and Jim" for ...read more
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