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Sam Newbould: Bogus Notus

Read "Bogus Notus" reviewed by Chris May


Sam Newbould is a British-born alto saxophonist and composer who has since 2016 been based in Amsterdam, where he leads the Sam Newbould Quintet. The group debuted on record with the self-produced Blencathra in 2019. Bogus Notus is the follow-up. The album is a substantial piece of work, a collection of eight originals which, says Newbould, takes the listener on a journey through the “mysterious corners of the northern English countryside" where he grew up. As the cover ...

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Sam Newbould Quintet: Blencathra

Read "Blencathra" reviewed by Jack Bowers


Blencathra, the debut album from British-born, Amsterdam-based saxophonist Sam Newbould's quintet, presents half a dozen of the leader's forward-leaning compositions and arrangements whose general point of view may be subdued, at times veering toward melancholy, but is never less than engaging. One of Newbould's strengths, even when the music is leisurely and pensive, lies in his ability to fully engage every member of the quintet in the ardent expression of its finer points. In other words, the group dynamic is ...

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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson

Homing

ZenneZ Records
2024

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Bogus Notus

ZenneZ Records
2021

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Blencathra

Self Produced
2020

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