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Aug
11
2018

FREEDMAN JAZZ 2018

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The Studio, July 30 8/10 It’s actually quite simple: just feelings expressed as sound. As long as that truism remains in place regardless of other layers of complexity, you have half a chance of making music. Nick Garbett has always understood this. Treating his trumpet as a palette of colours, he has looked to draw […]

Aug
4
2018

PAUL CUTLAN’S STRING PROJECT

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The Sound Lounge, July 21 8.5/10 One of the wonders of music is its ability to conjure ideas and evoke emotions without the limiting specificity of words. The world premiere of The Eleventh Hour was composer Paul Cutlan’s response to the centenary of the end of World War I. In four movements (plus two interludes), […]

Jul
28
2018

TINA HARROD

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Camelot Lounge, July 12 8/10 A song is not a finished work of art, but a start point. The wonder of the songs on Tina Harrod’s recent City of Longing album – mostly written by Harrod and pianist Stu Hunter – is the level of refinement leant by the arrangements, whether these ornately embellish or […]