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Tom Cawley

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Still just 32 years of age, pianist and composer Tom Cawley has been performing and recording with the country’s most successful and groundbreaking jazz artists for the last ten years. Since winning the Young Jazz Musician of the Year award in 1998 he has played all over the world and led bands in residencies at the Blue Note club (New York) and Ronnie Scott’s (London). Recently he has been instrumental in shaping the unique sound of the genre-bending iconoclasts Acoustic Ladyland, as well as writing and arranging songs with Gwyneth Herbert for her Blue Note debut album, ‘Between Me And The Wardrobe’. 2007 saw the debut of Cawley’s much-acclaimed group Curios, a vehicle for Tom’s original music

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Catenaccio

Label: Ubuntu Music
Released: 2019
Track listing: The Ungainlies; Jabulani; Nutmeg; Zona Mista; Left Peg; Regista; Row Z; Rabona.

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Tom Cawley: Catenaccio

Read "Catenaccio" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Tom Cawley has been a familiar presence on the British jazz scene for well over a decade. He teaches piano and improvisation in the jazz department of London's Royal Academy of Music and he's led his group Curios since its debut album, Hidden, was released in 2007 on Jazzizit Records. Cawley won the Young Jazz Musician ...

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Freddie Gavita: Transient

Read "Transient" reviewed by Roger Farbey


Freddie Gavita graduated from London's Royal Academy of Music in 2008 after having taken a degree there in jazz trumpet under the watchful eye of Nick Smart, the Academy's Head of Jazz and a virtuoso trumpet player himself. Gavita is increasingly in demand both in big bands (including Ronnie Scott's Jazz Orchestra) and small groups alike ...

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Live At ReVoice!

Label: Roomspin Records
Released: 2015
Track listing: Fragile; Sugar; I Do It For Your Love; Bendita; Just In Time; Going Back; The Things We Did Last Summer; Willow Weep For Me; In My Life; Just Friends; Le Strade Di Notte; When I Live My Dream.

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Trudy Kerr: Contemplation

Read "Contemplation" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Subtitled The Best Of Trudy Kerr, Contemplation is a retrospective of the singer's career through selections from her ten album discography. Contemplation takes in Kerr's career from Blossom Dearie's “Sweet Surprise"--a track from her debut album (Sweet Surprise, Jazzizit Records, 1997)--through to “Poppies," from The Rhythm of Life: Ted And Gladys (Jazzizit Records, 2013), ...

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Article: JazzLife UK

ReVoice! 2014: collaboration is a key to success

Read "ReVoice! 2014: collaboration is a key to success" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


The ReVoice! Festival--a celebration of the human voice--is five years old in 2014. Happy Birthday congratulations are in order for the jny: London based festival--this milestone anniversary is an indication of its success and of the wealth of vocalists in the jazz world and beyond. From small beginnings (just five concerts) in 2010 the festival has ...

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Trudy Kerr and Geoff Gascoyne: The Rhythm of Life; Ted And Gladys

Read "The Rhythm of Life; Ted And Gladys" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Great male and female jazz vocal duos are rare as hen's teeth. Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gormé? Billy Eckstine and Sarah Vaughan? Now there's a pair of new kids on the block--Ted and Gladys. Or is there? Check the sleeve of The Rhythm Of Life: Ted & Gladys and all is not quite as it seems. ...

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Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James: Reunion

Read "Reunion" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


Two talented vocalists, top-class musicians, inspired song selections, a few new lyrics and a genuinely original set of arrangements come together to make Reunion: a fresh-sounding and charming album from Australian singers Trudy Kerr and Ingrid James. Kerr, based in London since 1990, and James have been friends for many years. Each of them has toured ...

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Article: JazzLife UK

There's No Such Thing as a British Jazz Scene

Read "There's No Such Thing as a British Jazz Scene" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay


March and April 2010 were eventful months for JazzLife UK--my photo-documentary project on the jazz scene in Britain. Spring finally emerged from winter's grasp, snowdrops replaced snow drifts and jazz life got busier. Debates about jazz and the media took center-stage, at least for some of us, politicians limbered up for a General Election (I know ...


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