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Beresford Hammond: Circle Inside The Folds

Read "Circle Inside The Folds" reviewed by John Eyles

Circle Inside the Folds is the fourth album on The 52nd label featuring the duo of guitarist, pianist and vocalist Charlie Beresford with classically-trained cellist Sonia Hammond, following The Science of Snow (2014), The Lightning Bell (2016)--on which the duo were joined by Beresford's Fourth Page band mate pianist Carolyn Hume and guest vocalist Judie Tzuke--and Each Edge of the Field (2017). Where those three previous CDs came packaged in atmospheric monochrome photographs by Beresford's partner in The 52nd label, ...

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Beresford Hammond: Each Edge of the Field

Read "Each Edge of the Field" reviewed by John Eyles

Each Edge of the Field is the third part of a very appealing trilogy of albums, following in the footsteps of The Science of Snow (The 52nd, 2015) and The Lightning Bell (The 52nd, 2016). Where the latter album added pianist Carolyn Hume and guest vocalist Judie Tzuke alongside the former's duo of guitarist & pianist Charlie Beresford and cellist Sonia Hammond, Each Edge of the Field reverts to the original duo alone again. Visually, the three albums are recognisably ...

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Beresford Hammond: The Science of Snow

Read "The Science of Snow" reviewed by John Eyles

This duo's name, Beresford Hammond, hints at its membership--Charlie Beresford, guitarist and vocalist in the improvising quartet Fourth Page, and classically-trained cellist Sonia Hammond, whose first CD of Bach was recorded live in St. Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye, by Beresford, in March 2014. That summer, when the two found themselves at a loose end due to a cancelled studio session, they used the opportunity to record some duo improvisations together, “just to see where it would go." From the off, with ...


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