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John Law: The Re-Creations Trilogy

Read "John Law: The Re-Creations Trilogy" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

John Law is one of the most prominent pianists on the British jazz scene and he is also a distinctive composer. So far, he has focused primarily on building a substantial compositional body of work, culminating in his ambitious Art of Sound tetralogy (33 Jazz, 2007-2009), followed by strong records like Three Leaps of the Gazelle ...

Mells Bells

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2016
Track listing: Canon; The Masterplan; I Found You In The Jam; Mells Bells; Breath; A Stroll On The Knoll; Tiny Steps, Top Of The Mountain; The Land That Time Forgot.

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Sam Crockatt: Mells Bells

Read "Mells Bells" reviewed by Roger Farbey

"Canon" opens with precisely that musical device, piano and tenor sax chasing each other around until, changing tempo, the tune cleverly morphs into a moderately-paced melodically memorable number. Pianist Kit Downes offers some truly swinging piano followed by Sam Crockatt on articulate tenor saxophone, perhaps redolent in tone of the late Booker Ervin. Both funky and ...

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Aquarium: Places

Read "Places" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Aquarium is a young British quartet with a melodic and accessible approach to jazz. Places follows the band's acclaimed self-titled debut (Babel Label, 2011) and features the same lineup of exciting new generation musicians. It finds the band exploring in more depth the melodic and at times very spiritual music which characterised its debut and enhances ...

Flood Tide

Label: Babel Label
Released: 2012
Track listing: 01. Sun and Moon; 02. Trilogy; 03. The Golden Goose; 04. King Apple; 05. The Ridgeway; 06. The Prophet; 07. Theodore's Spring Song; 08. Flood Tide.

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Sam Crockatt Quartet: Flood Tide

Read "Flood Tide" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Sam Crockatt è uno dei saxofonisti emergenti della scena del jazz inglese e l'album d'esordio del suo quartetto, Howeird (Loop Records) ha vinto il Parliamentary Jazz Awards come miglior album del 2009. In questo secondo lavoro, registrato presso gli studi Artesuono di Udine ai primi di settembre del 2010, viene confermata la stessa formazione del quartetto ...

Flood Tide

Label: Babel Label
Released: 2011
Track listing: Sun And Moon; Trilogy; The Golden Goose; King Apple; The Ridgeway; The Prophet; Theodore's Spring Song; Flood Tide.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Sam Crockatt Quartet: Flood Tide

Read "Flood Tide" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

The Sam Crockatt Quartet's first album, Howeird (Loop Records, 2008), garnered much critical praise, and won Best Album in the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Its second album, Flood Tide, therefore, has a lot to live up to, so it's to this young quartet's credit that Flood Tide keeps up the early momentum, with a combination of ...

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Kaz Simmons: Dandelions

Read "Dandelions" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Combining a voice of crystalline purity, a neat lyrical touch, some superb backing musicians and a few lushly romantic arrangements, Kaz Simmons' Dandelions has a gorgeous heart and a few twists and turns that surprise, delight and occasionally mystify by turn. This is Simmons' third album: the second on her own Fast Awake ...


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