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Adam Fairhall: Friendly Ghosts

Read "Friendly Ghosts" reviewed by Roger Farbey

Following undergraduate studies, virtuoso pianist Adam Fairhall took a Master's degree at Leeds College of Music, receiving a MMus in Jazz Studies (Performance) in 2005. Whilst at Leeds he studied with pianist Mark Donlon and took lessons with British jazz composer Matthew Bourne. The title of his album Friendly Ghosts, Fairhall's debut recording as a soloist, ...

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Nat Birchall: Creation

Read "Nat Birchall: Creation" reviewed by Phil Barnes

Coming less than a year after the 2015 release Invocations on Henley's Jazzman records, Creation finds Nat Birchall back on his own Sound Soul and Spirit label. Long term collaborator Adam Fairhall on piano, and Johnny Hunter on drums are retained from that record and we welcome back Andy Hay as a second drummer, last heard ...

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Nat Birchall: Invocations

Read "Nat Birchall: Invocations" reviewed by Phil Barnes

There is a feeling of a new beginning on this collection from Nat Birchall. Superficially the album is released on Henley-on-Thames' Jazzman records rather than Birchall's own Sound Soul and Spirit records, on which he released the wonderful World Without Form and classic Live in Larissa. More tangibly only Adam Fairhall on piano remains from those ...

Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa

Read "Nat Birchall: Live In Larissa" reviewed by Phil Barnes

This limited double vinyl and download collection is a wonderful document of two nights that Birchall and his band played at the Duende Jazz Bar in Larissa during May 2013. The trip appears to have made an enormous impression on Birchall who commented shortly after returning that “I think our visit will become one of the ...

Nat Birchall Quintet: Live In Larissa

Read "Live In Larissa" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Two shows on the tiny stage of the Duende Jazz Bar in Larissa, Greece, in May 2013, form the basis for the Nat Birchall Quintet's Live In Larissa: a live album that provides a welcome and impressive addition to Birchall's discography.

Birchall, a master of soprano and tenor saxophones who's based in the north west ...

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Adam Fairhall: The Imaginary Delta

Read "The Imaginary Delta" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Questo bel progetto che fonde mirabilmente sensazioni tradizionali che arrivano dagli inizi del novecento con lo spirito dei giorni nostri è stato commissionato dal Manchester Jazz Festival dove è stato poi eseguito a fine luglio del 2011. La Slam lo pubblica dopo averlo registrato mirabilmente in quella occasione. Il leader del gruppo è il pianista inglese Andy Fairhall che si ...

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Nat Birchall: World Without Form

Read "World Without Form" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

In a world that often seems bereft of any sense of spirituality it's good to know that performers like saxophonist Nat Birchall are still true to the spirituality of music. Birchall, based in the northeast of England, continues to create beautiful, soulful, music on his fifth album as leader, World Without Form, in the company of ...

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Matthew Halsall: Fletcher Moss Park

Read "Fletcher Moss Park" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

In the small market town of Didsbury, a few miles south of the city of Manchester, lies Fletcher Moss Park. It's a little oasis of exotic greenery that contrasts with the history of the area as a heartland of the Industrial Revolution: it's also a place where trumpeter and composer Matthew Halsall finds comfort and relaxation. ...

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Nat Birchall: Sacred Dimension

Read "Sacred Dimension" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Just outside the Victorian architectural splendor of the city of Manchester lies some of England's most beautiful countryside. The area is home to a small group of musicians whose contemporary take on the music of John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, among others, is creating some of the finest and most spiritual sounds around. Trumpeter Matthew Halsall, ...

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Adam Fairhall and Paul J Rogers, Debut Album "Second-Handed Blues," out on ASC Records, May 2, 2011

Adam Fairhall and Paul J Rogers, Debut Album "Second-Handed Blues," out on ASC Records, May 2, 2011

ASC Records are pleased to announce their latest release
Second-handed Blues by Adam Fairhall and Paul J Rogers Second-Handed Blues is the debut album by Adam Fairhall (piano) and Paul J Rogers (electronics, sound sculpture and other instruments). Innovative but highly listenable, The music often includes artefacts from the far reaches of jazz history a vocal line ...