Dreamers title track streams

Serene and melodic here's the groove-heavy big-beat bedecked Americana and electronica-tinged title track of Dreamers the new quartet record from the renowned Polar Bear saxophonist Mark Lockheart which is to be released in early-2022. Formed of …

Published: 19 Nov 2021. Updated: 14 days.

Serene and melodic here's the groove-heavy big-beat bedecked Americana and electronica-tinged title track of Dreamers the new quartet record from the renowned Polar Bear saxophonist Mark Lockheart which is to be released in early-2022. Formed of another Polar Bear alumnus the double bassist Tom Herbert probably better known for his tenure in Dave Okumu's band The Invisible with the Robert Plant drummer Dave Smith and avant pianist Elliott Galvin completing the line-up Lockheart describes the project like this on his website: ''I wanted this music to be unfussy and direct, but also unpredictable and surprising. The grooves, the sonics and the musical character of each piece are all hugely important and the process led me into a new sound world thats very different from anything I’d done before''. Lockheart turns 60 in March next year and will be touring the album after its release by the Edition label in late-January. Dave Smith, top left, Tom Herbert, Mark Lockheart, Elliot Galvin. Photo: marklockheart.co.uk

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Online this weekend it's the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival

The Inner Hebrides island of Islay hosts the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival online this weekend. Among the line-up are the Norman Willmore Quartet, Brian Kellock (Scotland's greatest living jazz pianist), the Jim Mullen Burns Quartet, Mario Caribe, …

Published: 18 Nov 2021. Updated: 15 days.

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The Inner Hebrides island of Islay hosts the Lagavulin Islay Jazz Festival online this weekend. Among the line-up are the Norman Willmore Quartet, Brian Kellock (Scotland's greatest living jazz pianist), the Jim Mullen Burns Quartet, Mario Caribe, Fraser Fifeld, Dave Milligan, Graeme Stephen, Matt Carmichael and the Fergus McCreadie trio. McCreadie's Cairn with its lilting sense of Caledonian flow is one of the top albums of 2021. Sponsored by whiskey distiller Lagavulin saxophonist Laura Macdonald participates in an online bottling event with the sponsors as you do. Nice - neat? - work if you can get it. Trebles all round, surely. Find out more

Fergus McCreadie, above