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Camilla George: Warrior Charge

Read "Camilla George: Warrior Charge" reviewed by Chris May

In 2017, alto saxophonist and composer Camilla George's band was the support act for a Dee Dee Bridgewater gig at the London Jazz Festival. After George had finished her set, Bridgewater, who had been listening in the wings, came onstage, took the mike, and announced: “The world is safe because we have Camilla." Others in Cadogan Hall that night felt the same way. Three years on, the band is fiercer still and George is prominent among the cohort of London ...

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Camilla George: The People Could Fly

Read "The People Could Fly" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Camilla George's follow-up to her debut album Isang (Ubuntu, 2016) is, if anything, even better than her first. The record's title derives from a picture book of folktales by Virginia Hamilton portraying the plight of African slaves and how they could escape their oppression by flying back to their homeland. The titles of seven of the eight tracks directly reflect the subjects of enslavement and freedom. The eighth track, with its sympathetic lyrics ("How did I get so far gone? ...

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Camilla George Quartet: Isang

Read "Isang" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Isang is the long overdue debut album for alto saxophonist Camilla George, a graduate of London's renowned Trinity College of Music. George has worked with several leading bands including Tomorrow's Warriors, Nu Civilisation Orchestra and Jazz Jamaica. She's led her own quartet since 2014 and her love of African and Western music is influenced by her country of birth, Nigeria. The album's title Isang (pronounced E-S-A-N-G) is an old Efik/Ibibio word that means voyage and symbolises George's own musical journey. ...


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