Results for "Andrew McCormack"
Internationally acclaimed pianist and composer Andrew McCormack consistently challenges himself to explore new and very different musical styles as an artist. Whether appearing with Kyle Eastwood or Jamie Cullum, with a symphony orchestra or as a solo pianist, at outdoor festivals or an intimate club, you can always expect the highest level of performance. With Andrew’s latest project, Graviton, he has assembled an A-List of the most sought-after musicians in the modern jazz world, all of whom bring something special to the mix. ESKA, Mercury prize nominee, joins the band on vocals. Sons of Kemet’s sax sensation Shabaka Hutchings and Jacob Collier’s electric bass supremo Robin Mullarkey are a stellar addition
by Bruce Lindsay
A solo album from Andrew McCormacka musician best-known as part of Kyle Eastwood's band and, in the three years prior to this recording, as leader of the prog-rock math-jazz project" (his words) Gravitonwas always going to be an intriguing project. Would it lean towards the small-band, big sound of the Eastwood group, or would it be ...
by Chris May
Jazz has been inextricably linked with social and political protest since at least the late 1930s, when Billie Holiday made famous the leftist songwriter and poet Abel Meeropol's Strange Fruit." The song, which has a power to move that is undiminished by familiarity, likens the bodies of lynched African Americans to fruit hanging in trees.
by Roger Farbey
Following in the wake of Andrew McCormack's Graviton (Jazz Village, 2017) comes Graviton: The Calling. All Graviton's personnel have changed save for McCormack and Robin Mullarkey, who plays bass guitar on three tracks. The most notable new recruit is Italian-American vocalist Noemi Nuti, who is also a trained harpist. The portentous opener, Uroboros," gives ...
by Kris Perdew
Now that he is into his late 40's and has released nine albums in his 19 years as leader, no lingering doubt can remain that bassist and composer Kyle Eastwood has stepped out of the formidable shadow of his father. The latest evidence is presented here in the form of Eastwood's latest release, In Transit.
by Roger Farbey
Graviton's nearest comparison might well be Chick Corea's early albums Return To Forever and Light As A Feather with Flora Purim. But this is much more effusive and busier with stop/start melodies as heard on Breathe" and the title track. Wordless vocals swoop over insistent piano runs and saxophone incursions courtesy of London-born singer Eska (Eska ...
by Duncan Heining
Colin Towns' Mask Orchestra LSO St. Lukes London October 17, 2015 The gap between the music that Colin Towns makes and much that currently passes for jazz grew even wider last weekend. Performing compositions from his new double CD Drama with his stellar Mask Orchestra, the composer-bandleader revealed the music's potential ...