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Metamorphic are a contemporary jazz/folk sextet based in London. Their debut album, The Rock Between, is being released on the F-ire label on April 4 2011. The instrumentalists in the group all met while studying on the Jazz Degree at Middlesex University in London; vocalist Kerry Andrew became involved with the group through the promoter Moose Factory. Kerry also sings with the highly respected vocal trio Juice, who won second prize at the prestigious Tampere Vocal Festival in June 2007; alto sax player Chris Williams is also part of 2009 Mercury Prize nominated group Led Bib. Tenor/soprano sax player John Martin is a successful bandleader in his own right; his band The John Martin Quartet have a new album out on the F-ire label this May

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All About The Vibes

Read "All About The Vibes" reviewed by Bob Osborne

This week the show is all about the vibraphone or vibes with a variety of music demonstrating the power and wonder of that singular instrument. Jazz history is full of great players from Milt Jackson through to Gary Burton but I'm going to look at some modern practitioners on this show, One of those is Dan ...

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New Jazz from Canada

Read "New Jazz from Canada" reviewed by Bob Osborne

Exciting new Jazz from Canada from TuneTown and Dan Pitt trio plus a selection of other new and recent releases including the long awaited Rubberband album from Miles Davis. Playlist TuneTown “A Transient Space" from There From Here (Slammin' Media) 00:00 Dan Pitt Trio “Balmoral" from Fundamentally Flawed (Dan Pitt) 10:00 Lisbon String Trio ...

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Metamorphic: Coalescence

Read "Coalescence" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Laura Cole, leader, pianist, arranger and songwriter of Metamorphic, dedicates Coalescence, the band's second album, to her great grandfathers Sidney Walker and Mervyn Clifford Cole. What would the two men, pictured in the album booklet's 1923 photo of the Irlam Co-operative Wholesale Orchestra, make of their great-granddaughter's approach to music? We'll never know, but the Orchestra's ...

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Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently

Read "Martin Archer: Making A Difference, Doing Things Differently" reviewed by Duncan Heining

Martin Archer is a one-man music industry. Saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, band-leader and label owner--Archer has made a virtue of doing things differently. From early beginnings in music forty years ago, he has built his label Discus into a catalog that is as fine in quality as it is eclectic in taste and content. Based in ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Metamorphic: The Rock Between

Read "The Rock Between" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Metamorphic is part of the F-IRE Collective, one of Britain's most innovative and exciting musical organization. Such an association immediately establishes the band as an ensemble of interest--and the music on its debut, The Rock Between, doesn't disappoint. Composer, arranger and keyboardist Laura Cole is Metamorphic's leader, and the member who has the ...


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