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Leo Richardson: The Chase

Leo Richardson: The Chase

News this week that Britain's Prince Harry's will marry American actress Meghan Markle in May isn't the only good word about British-American relations. Yesterday, I listened to British tenor saxophonist Leo Richardson's new album. It pays tribute to American hard bop. I'm happy to report that the musical coupling is a perfect match. Released on Britain's Ubuntu ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Leo Richardson Quartet: The Chase

Read "The Chase" reviewed by Roger Farbey

An alumnus of London's Trinity College of Music, tenor saxophonist Leo Richardson, who incidentally is the son of bassist Jim Richardson (formerly of the jazz rock band If), graduated from the College with a first class honours degree in Jazz Performance. Whilst studying at Trinity he was tutored by some world class players including Jean Toussaint, ...

Theo Jackson: Shoeless And The Girl

Read "Shoeless And The Girl" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Theo Jackson's second album, Shoeless And The Girl, is an old-fashioned kind of record. That's “old-fashioned" as in melodic, swinging, understated, lyrically engaging--old-fashioned in a really good way.

Jackson's debut, Jericho (Self Produced, 2012), was impressive but the lengthy songs sometimes lost focus. Shoeless And The Girl is a more mature, more savvy, album: the ...