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June Tabor

June Tabor is probably the finest female traditional British folksinger of the late 20th and early 21st centuries — if not the best British folksinger of her time, period. What links her to Britain's past traditions is the chilling and emotional qualities of her voice. What links her to the British present is her fine taste in material, arrangements, and backing musicians, along with a willingness to try different things and interpret work by contemporary songwriters. Tabor's first high-profile project was a duet album with Steeleye Span's Maddy Prior in the 1970s (the duo dubbed themselves the Silly Sisters for the occasion)

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Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective

Read "Huw Warren: Global Music from a Local Perspective" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Welsh pianist and composer, Huw Warren, has been an important voice on the British jazz scene for many years. With a seemingly endless appetite for music, Warren has both been delving into Brazilian music with singer Maria Pia de Vito and played ethereal folk-inspired jazz music with another singer, June Tabor, in the trio Quercus. He ...

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Quercus: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

A cinque anni di distanza da Quercus, il primo album (che era stato però registrato nel 2006) del trio tutto inglese formato dalla cantante June Tabor insieme al pianista Huw Warren e al sassofonista Iain Ballamy, arriva ora questo secondo lavoro, Nightfall, in cui il trio ha preso ufficialmente il nome dal titolo del precedente CD. ...

Nightfall

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Auld Lang Syne; One I Loved You Dear (The Irish Girl); On Berrow Sands; Christchurch; You Don’t Know What Love Is; The Manchester Angel; Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright; Emmeline; The Shepherd and His Dog; The Cuckoo; Somewhere.

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ECM e le voci: Theo Bleckmann e Sinikka Langeland

Read "ECM e le voci: Theo Bleckmann e Sinikka Langeland" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Con gli anni, le voci hanno acquistato un carattere sempre più rilevante nel catalogo ECM rispetto ai tempi della sua fondazione, quando l'etichetta bavarese era rivolta alla pubblicazione di musica di carattere prevalentemente jazzistico e quasi esclusivamente strumentale. I primi nomi di cantanti a trovar spazio nel catalogo dell'etichetta sono stati quelli di Norma Winstone, Aina ...

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Quercus: Nightfall

Read "Nightfall" reviewed by John Kelman

It may have taken seven years for the innovative British trio featuring singer June Tabor, saxophonist Iain Ballamy and pianist Huw Warren to find a label and release their first album together, but they sure landed on their feet. Not only was the trio's 2013 debut, Quercus, released on the renowned ECM imprint; it was also ...

Quercus

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2013
Track listing: Lassie Lie Near Me; Come Away Death; As I Roved Out; The Lads in Their Hundreds; Teares; Near But Far Away; Brigg Fair; Who Wants the Evening Rose; This is Always; A Tale from History (The Shooting); All I Ask of You.

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Brecon Jazz 2013 Hosts Best Of Contemporary Jazz

Brecon Jazz 2013 Hosts Best  Of Contemporary Jazz

The stunning Brecon Beacons in the heart of Wales will resonate to the sound of some of the very best in contemporary jazz as Brecon Jazz returns on the weekend of the 9th-11th August with a stellar line-up to suit a broad range of tastes. Saxophonist Courtney Pine presents his House of Legends band at the ...

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The Art Of The Torch Singer, Piers Ford Reviews Man In The Long Black Coat and Durga Rising

The Art Of The Torch Singer, Piers Ford Reviews Man In The Long Black Coat and Durga Rising

There are three elders at the top of the tree when it comes to British female singers who have an instinctive ability to tell the whole story in a song: Norma Waterson, June Tabor and Barb Jungr. Forget any ungallant connotations. I use the word simply to connote wisdom and an almost forensic approach to their ...


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