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by Roger Farbey
The third album by Tori Freestone's trio, following her debut In The Chop House (Whirlwind Recordings, 2014) and follow-up El Barranco (Whirlwind Recordings, 2016) is no less intriguing than its two predecessors. As with El Barranco, she takes her inspiration for El Mar De Nubes from her visits to the Canary Islands and, specifically, from Tenerife's mountainous terrain on its north-eastern corner, at the Mar De Nubes (literally translated as a Sea of Clouds") with its spectacular, breathtaking vista, as ...read more
by Roger Farbey
El Barranco is the Tori Freestone Trio's follow-up to their 2014 debut album In The Chop House, released once again on the ever-burgeoning Whirlwind Recordings label. The chordless sound of the trio evinces a warmth which inevitably invites comparisons with the chief progenitor of this configuration, Sonny Rollins and his 1957 album Way Out West, but Freestone doesn't share Rollins's cutting edge, so perhaps a more accurate comparison might be Albert Ayler whose tenor meanderings on his seminal ...read more
by Phil Barnes
Tori Freestone is a name that will be familiar to those with an interest in the British Jazz of the last few years. A multi- instrumentalist she contributed flute and sax to Ivo Neame's excellent Yatra from 2012 but you may equally have come across her work with the likes of Rory Simmons or Neil Yates. This trio collection on emerging London indie label, Whirlwind, sees Freestone making the leap to band leader on record for the first time showcasing ...read more