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Julian Costello Quartet: Connections: without borders

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Three years after its debut release, Transitions (33 Jazz), the Julian Costello Quartet returns with Connections: without borders. The debut was recorded in Italy, but for the follow-up the London-based band decamped to Norway, to record nine of leader and saxophonist Costello's compositions at Blueberry Fields studios in Heggedal. The tunes are indeed connected, reflecting how people are connected to places through music and how music transcends borders, as Costello notes on the album sleeve. There's one change ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Julian Costello: Transitions

Read "Transitions" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Saxophonist Julian Costello has been around the UK jazz scene for a while, but for some years he decided to give up the world of the gigging musician and take up a teaching career. In recent years he's been gigging again and he now leads his quartet on Transitions, a collection of his original compositions recorded at Artesuono Studios in Italy. It's an inventive, good- humored album full of warmth and humanity, a welcome return to the scene for Costello ...


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