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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 ...


Beresford Hammond Hume: The Lightning Bell

Read "The Lightning Bell" reviewed by John Eyles

The Lightning Bell is the second release on the label co-founded by Charlie Beresford and Canadian photographer Gaëna Da Sylva, The 52nd. Those familiar with Beresford's previous work will find that this album builds on it and explores new territory. The label's inaugural release, The Science of Snow, featured the duo Beresford Hammond which paired Beresford's ...


Fourth Page: Blind Horizons

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Blind Horizons is the second album of 2011 from Fourth Page, the rapid follow-up to its debut, Along the Weak Rope, released on Forwind in May. Fourth Page consists of vocalist and guitarist Charlie Beresford, pianist Carolyn Hume, bassist Peter Marsh and drummer Paul May. There are long-standing links between Hume, May and Marsh. May has ...


Carolyn Hume - Paul May: Come to Nothing

Read "Come to Nothing" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Ancora sogni e silenziosi racconti dentro alle spire delle indefinite architetture musicali di Carolyn Hume, britannica pianista giunta al quinto episodio per casa Leo, accanto al fido Paul May, lasciato alla sua strada giusto il tempo di due interlocutori episodi solistici. Registrato nell'abbazia di Weybridge nel Surrey nella primavera dello scorso anno, Come to Nothing è una preziosa raccolta di ...


Carolyn Hume: Solo Piano Works

Read "Solo Piano Works" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Dopo quattro CD registrati per la Leo Records con il batterista Paul May, Carolyn Hume debutta con la sempre difficile e rischiosa sfida del piano-solo. Solo Piano Works si rivela una boccata d’ossigeno contro il “logorio della vita moderna“, contro l’assillo ritmico della quotidianità, una cura disintossicante, verrebbe da dire, contro l’accerchiamento e l’invasione dei rumori. Ma non è né ...


Carolyn Hume: Solo Piano Works

Read "Solo Piano Works" reviewed by John Eyles

For her fifth album since the turn of the millennium, all released on Leo, Carolyn Hume breaks the pattern of the previous four. Firstly, she is no longer paired with drummer Paul May, instead opting to play solo. Secondly, she only plays piano here, rather than adding other keyboards and recorder as before. The pared-back approach ...


Carolyn Hume & Paul May: Zero

Read "Zero" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The initial press release states that keyboardist Carolyn Hume and drummer Paul May are “two young improvisers” - and that’s about it. And while this somewhat laid back and mood evoking release titled, Zero might represent an unusual twist for the normally free-spirited and modern jazz/improv based “Leo Records” label, the musicians do indeed improvise yet ...