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Cormac O'Brien

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Article: Album Review

Carole Nelson Trio: Night Vision

Read "Night Vision" reviewed by Ian Patterson


For good or for bad, the pandemic lockdowns spurred no end of introspective, soul-searching albums. Ireland-based English pianist Carole Nelson could have been heading that way when a 2020 residency in Mayo, with the Na Cailleach women's art collective, prompted her contemplation of the ancient peat-bog landscape, the wild sea and humans' story in place and ...

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Article: Interview

Cote Calmet: Cultivating Afro-Peruvian Rhythms

Read "Cote Calmet: Cultivating Afro-Peruvian Rhythms" reviewed by Ian Patterson


What do a dead donkey, a Seat Alhambra and Led Zeppelin's John Bonham all have in common? Whatever images your mind's eye may conjure, these three clues, in fact, all lead to Phisqa, the contemporary jazz band of Afro-Peruvian bent, formed by drummer Cote Calmet in Dublin, Ireland, in 2010. But let's not get ...

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Arboreal

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Label: Black Stairs Records
Released: 2020
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Arboreal

Label: Black Stairs Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: Hope in the Dark; Ar Scáth a Chéile; Beneath the Surface; Requiem for Lost Species; No Mud No Lotus; In the Days of Growing Darkness; Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Medicine); Arboreal; Resurgence; Canopy.

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Good Friday

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2020
Track listing: Good Friday; Macon St.; Regarding Time; Squirk; Bergen St.; Undone; Rum; Mild Turkish Delight.

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Article: Album Review

Origin Story: Good Friday

Read "Good Friday" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Past and present converge on Good Friday, the persuasive debut from Origin Story—the Dublin-trio of Greg Felton, Matthew Jacobson and Cormac O'Brien. Formerly known as F-JOB, the trio has been gigging since 2016, though the three musicians' paths have crossed in various settings over many more years. On these seven originals it is a case of ...

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Article: Live Review

Brilliant Corners 2019

Read "Brilliant Corners 2019" reviewed by Ian Patterson


Brilliant Corners 2019 The Black Box/Sonic Lab jny:Belfast, N. Ireland March 2-9, 2019 For many years the words brilliant, jazz and Belfast rarely appeared in the same sentence. That all changed in 2013 when music promoters Moving On Music launched Brilliant Corners, subtitled A Festival of Jazz in Belfast. Since then, ...

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Article: Live Review

Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 2

Read "Galway Jazz Festival 2018: Day 2" reviewed by James Fleming


Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4Various Venues Galway Jazz Festival Galway, Ireland October 5, 2018 Thursday night's curtain rose on a brighter day, and a breeze blew gently down Galway's streets carrying the smell of the city on its back: petrol, coffee, sea-salt, cigarettes. ...

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One Day In Winter

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Beata Viscera; Sun Rising Over the Blackstair; Low Light Through Bare Trees; Snow is Falling; Cold Rushing River; The World is Full of Love; The Sky Darkens; The Silence in Between; Stories by the Fire; Moon Rising Over the Blackstair.


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