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Frank Harrison Trio: Lunaris

Read "Lunaris" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

London-based pianist Frank Harrison is probably best known for his work backing saxophonist Gilad Atzmon, but his Lunaris should help to raise his profile as a major league piano trio guy. It's Harrison's third recorded effort in the trio format, and it stands out in a crowded field full of talent.

Harrison and the ...

Christine Tobin: A Thousand Kisses Deep

Read "A Thousand Kisses Deep" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

A Thousand Kisses Deep brings together Christine Tobin's voice, Leonard Cohen's songs, a bunch of Premier League musicians and superb arrangements. What's not to like? Nothing. There's absolutely nothing not to like.

Tobin is blessed with a distinctive, expressive, voice. She's also an artist who pursues her own vision with an admirable determination--and who ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Limerick Jazz Festival 2013

Read "Limerick Jazz Festival 2013" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Limerick Jazz Festival
Various Venues
Limerick
Ireland
September 26-29, 2013

There's a lot to be said for laying strong foundations. By the time the Limerick Jazz Society got it together to put on the city's inaugural jazz festival in 2012 it already had 30 years experience of hosting local and ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

EU Sax Band of 12 Looks Across the Pond

Read "EU Sax Band of 12 Looks Across the Pond" reviewed by Fradley Garner

12 Horns Hope to Blow Westward

Imagine a band of 12 saxophonists from 12 countries and musical backgrounds, with a touring calendar of at least 10 indoor and outdoor venues-including a marketplace and a train station-from July through December, 2012.

Meet The European Saxophone Ensemble. Aged 18 to 34, the players range “from a ...

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Holt Festival: Holt, UK, July 25, 2012

Read "Holt Festival: Holt, UK, July 25, 2012" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Holt Festival
Holt, UK
July 25, 2012
Holt, in Norfolk, is a pretty East Anglian market town that nestles in pleasant, almost stereotypical, English countryside. It's home to a mere 3,500 people, but it punches way above its weight artistically and culturally, seeming to have more art galleries than Manhattan. In recent years it has developed ...

Christine Tobin: Sailing To Byzantium

Read "Sailing To Byzantium" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

On Sailing To Byzantium singer/songwriter Christine Tobin adds music to the poems of Ireland's much-loved William Butler Yeats (1865-1939). Get this wrong, and an entire nation might well demand answers: get it right and a richly imaginative and beautiful recording is promised. Tobin gets it right.

Tobin's love of Yeats goes back to her teens ...