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Sarah L King: Fire Horse

Read "Fire Horse" reviewed by Neil Duggan


Starting her musical path with coaching from Mike King, one of the UK's leading contemporary vocal coaches, Sarah L King (no relation), surfaced as a solo jazz vocalist, releasing an EP of standards and several singles. Her passage was helped by a family heritage consisting of an accomplished jazz trumpeter father and an orchestral conductor grandmother. An early career as a writer and director of short films provided the right impetus to be a compelling musical narrator. King's ...

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Ross Lorraine: Heart of Mine: songs of Ross Lorraine

Read "Heart of Mine: songs of Ross Lorraine" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Heart of Mine is well named, as composer and keyboardist Ross Lorraine's compositions are at the heart of this album. But Lorraine takes something of a back seat when it comes to performing, leaving instrumental duties to some of the British jazz scene's leading players, and vocal duties to six of the scene's most talented singers; Claire Martin sings lead on three tracks, is part of the trio of backing vocalists, plays percussion and co-produced the album alongside Lorraine and ...

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Bill Bruford's Earthworks: Earthworks Complete

Read "Earthworks Complete" reviewed by John Kelman


Since retiring as a professional musician in 2009, progressive/art rock turned jazz drummer Bill Bruford has successfully managed to maintained a place in the public eye. Beyond his engaging, informative and successful Bill Bruford: The Autobiography (Jawbone Press, 2009), the drummer/percussionist has more recently released a second, equally captivating book, Uncharted: Creativity and the Expert Drummer (University of Michigan Press, 2018).Initially stemming from the success of his autobiography but since assuming a life of its own (and no ...

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Georgia Mancio: Live At ReVoice!

Read "Live At ReVoice!" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


The name at the top of the cover of Live At ReVoice! is that of Georgia Mancio, the London-based vocalist who appears on every one of the 12 tracks. A quick glance lower down the cover adds a dozen more names--a list of Mancio's accompanists that reads like a veritable “Who's Who" of the UK jazz scene. A baker's dozen of talented performers, twelve beautifully performed songs, captured with exceptional sound quality. Mancio has organised the ReVoice! festival ...


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