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Aquarium: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Aquarium is a young British quartet with a melodic and accessible approach to jazz. Places follows the band's acclaimed self-titled debut (Babel Label, 2011) and features the same lineup of exciting new generation musicians. It finds the band exploring in more depth the melodic and at times very spiritual music which characterised its debut and enhances Aquarium's reputation for high quality music.The monochrome cover features a photograph of just one of Aquarium's members--Sam Leak. This emphasises Leak's key ...

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Aquarium: Aquarium

Read "Aquarium" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Aquarium's self-titled debut is strong on melody and displays a welcome combination of ability and enthusiasm from each of the London-based quartet's members. Led by pianist Sam Leak, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, who formed Aquarium in 2008, he's an inventive composer, crafting tunes that enable the quartet to stretch out while retaining a strong central theme--an approach that puts Aquarium in that sector of the jazz scene occupied by similarly creative young bands like the Kit ...


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