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Henry Lowther: can't believe, won't believe

Read "can't believe, won't believe" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

If any jazz ensemble can be said to define the word “prolific" it's not Henry Lowther's Still Waters. The band's debut album, ID, appeared in 1997. can't believe, won't believe is its second release, just 21 years later. Good things, as they say, come to those that wait.

Bandleader, composer and trumpeter Lowther has ...

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Paul Clarvis / Liam Noble: Starry Starry Night

Read "Starry Starry Night" reviewed by Chris May

A charming little beauty, Starry Starry Night is a collection of cover versions of mainly familiar material by drummer Paul Clarvis and pianist Liam Noble, two characterful lights of the British jazz scene. The tunes range from classic standards like Duke Ellington's “Mood Indigo," the Gershwins' “Embraceable You" and Scott Joplin's “Maple Leaf Rag," through to ...

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The Stan Sulzmann Big Band: Birthdays, Birthdays

Read "Birthdays, Birthdays" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Stan Sulzmann, best known to Jazz fans in Great Britain as a resourceful post–bop saxophonist with a readily identifiable sound, proves on this provocative big–band debut album (inspired by Stan’s 50th birthday party) that he is a composer / arranger whose insights and originality are well above the norm. Every selection on Birthdays, Birthdays was arranged ...