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Lee Meehan: Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars

Read "Some Of Us Are Looking At The Stars" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Guitarist Lee Meehan has been a key player in Dublin blues and soul bands since the early 2000s. The blues proved to be a handy apprenticeship for the jazz degree Meehan would later pursue, graduating from Dublin City University in 2019. And it is to jazz that Meehan turns on his debut album as leader, a vehicle not just for his considerable six- string agility, but for his compositional, arranging and leadership qualities as well. Nor has Meehan ...

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John Donegan - The Irish Sextet: Light Streams

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Irish pianist John Donegan may not be a household name, but the Cork musician has walked with giants, playing with the likes of Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Barney Kessel and Ireland's own jazz great, guitarist Louis Stewart. He has also been on something of a roll with his Irish sextet, with Light Streams quickly following on the heels of Shadows Linger (Jayde Records, 2022). And with a third sextet album on the near horizon, Donegan is enjoying an Indian summer. ...

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John Donegan - The Irish Sextet: Shadows Linger

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Shadows Linger is the seventh album from veteran Irish pianist John Donegan, whose dedication to jazz dates back to the '70s when he played on the scenes of his native Cork and later Dublin, before moving across the pond to England. While in Dublin, Donegan worked with the Irish legends guitarist Louis Stewart and drummer John Wadham as well as tenor saxophonist Dick Buckley, whose saxophone-playing sons Richie Buckley and Michael Buckley feature here in a potent front-line which also ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Some Of Us Are...

Self Produced


Light Streams

Jayde Records


Shadows Linger

Jayde Records


Only Leonie

From: Some Of Us Are Looking At The...
By Michael Buckley

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