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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

David Lyttle & Joseph Leighton at Keady Clachan

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David Lyttle & Joseph Leighton
Keady Clachan
Keady Mountain, Limavady
N. Ireland
September 1, 2018

The old, stone and timber-beam cottage is nestled halfway up Keady Mountain. It's typical of numerous farm outhouses throughout Ireland. On the outside at any rate. Inside, however, it has been converted by ...

David Lyttle: Leading Jazz Into The Hinterlands

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There was a time when jazz groups would zig-zag all over the country, by train, in customized buses or in cars, playing date after date in towns big and small. Tours that kept a band on the road for months at a time were once the norm for many jazz outfits--the bread and butter of countless ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Tom Harrison

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Meet Tom Harrison:
For alto saxophonist/composer Tom Harrison, the art of jazz is far more than mastery of the instrument, fluency in the repertoire and respect for the tradition. For Tom, the real undertaking is to connect with that which inspired the immortals of jazz, and to cultivate it within his own work. Born ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Tom Harrison: Unfolding In Tempo

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London-based alto saxophonist Tom Harrison leads a tight and imaginative band on Unfolding In Tempo, a live album of “reflections on the Ellington/Strayhorn Canon." After three years intense study of Ellington and Strayhorn, Harrison has selected a mix of tunes that display the breadth of that canon, from the famous to the lesser-known, recorded at the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Tom Harrison Celebrates Ellington and Strayhorn with "Unfolding In Tempo" Featuring Cleveland Watkiss - Available in October

Saxophonist Tom Harrison Celebrates Ellington and Strayhorn with "Unfolding In Tempo" Featuring Cleveland Watkiss - Available in October

Rising star saxophonist Tom Harrison unveils his hotly anticipated second release Unfolding in Tempo on October 14th 2016. The long-awaited live album will be released on Lyte Records in October 2016 in the esteemed company of releases by jazz stars Ari Hoenig, Jean Toussaint, Jason Rebello and David Lyttle. The album documents two nights of Harrison’s ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Turaco Artists Appear At Derry Jazz Festival

Turaco Artists Appear At Derry Jazz Festival

First festival appearance for this unique project, from Tom Harrison exploring the key moments of cinema and TV through their music. Everybody loves film! And behind every definitive scene, underpinning every actor’s move is music. Whether it’s Ennio Morricone’s famous theme from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, or John Williams’ iconic theme from ET, incredible music gives weight to the defining ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

David Lyttle: Facing All The Music

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In times when independent musicians have to function as one-person business enterprises most musicians show more than one face. David Lyttle, drummer par excellence from Waringstown, Northern Ireland, wears more faces than most. Musician, songwriter, record label owner, producer, interviewer and talent scout--Lyttle has built a solid reputation in multiple fields in a relatively short span ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

David Lyttle Trio Embarks On 14-date Irish Tour

David Lyttle Trio Embarks On 14-date Irish Tour

For the first time in two years, drummer/producer David Lyttle returns to the jazz trio format, embarking on a 14-date tour throughout Ireland, North and South. The guts of the last two years have seen Lyttle promoting his jazz/hip-hop album Interlude (Lyte Records, 2012), whose urban grooves featured guitarist Andreas Varady, trumpeter Linley Hamilton, saxophonist Michael ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Paul Baxter Quartet: Monuments

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The understated monochrome cover of the Paul Baxter Quartet's debut album Monuments is both honest and misleading. Honest, because the UK-based quartet is understated: no gimmicks, nothing flash, no attempt to craft any sort of archly irrelevant image. Misleading, because its rather dull exterior fails to hint at the delights to be found inside, for this ...

Dagda Quartet: Dagda

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How to get a debut album noticed? It's not easy--big marketing campaigns, celebrity endorsement or major national television exposure are hard to achieve if, like most contemporary artists, the budget is somewhere between limited and non-existent. There's one key attribute that helps enormously though: great music. Welcome to an album full of great music: Dagda, the ...