Zara McFarlane, Nubya Garcia and Georgia Cécile among the line-up at this summer's Edinburgh jazz and blues festival in mid-July

Seonaid Aitken big band's A Night With Ella is at the Assembly Hall In the jam-packed line-up for this summer's Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival the 2022 artist list includes eye catching appearances by John Scofield, Georgia Cécile, Marianne …

Published: 2 Jun 2022. Updated: 34 days.

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Seonaid Aitken big band's A Night With Ella is at the Assembly Hall

In the jam-packed line-up for this summer's Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival the 2022 artist list includes eye catching appearances by John Scofield, Georgia Cécile, Marianne McGregor, Brian Kellock, Laura Jurd, Jim Mullen, Blue Lab Beats, Nubya Garcia, Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, the Seonaid Aitken Big Band, Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet, Zara McFarlane, Curtis Stigers, Fergus McCreadie Large Ensemble, Hamish Stuart, the Xhosa Cole Quartet, Secret Night Gang, the Soweto Kinch Trio, Dinosaur, Colin Steele, the Noushy 4tet, Alan Benzie, Archipélagos, Graham Costello's Strata, Rosie Frater Taylor and De Beren Gieren. Full details. Runs from 15-24 July

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Introducing Caili O'Doherty

If you appreciate both the relative modernism in the pianism of Sarah Tandy and a long trek away the contrasting tradster vocabulary of Champian Fulton you will very possibly dig US pianist Caili O'Doherty whose accessible get-down Quarantine Dream …

Published: 2 Jun 2022. Updated: 34 days.

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If you appreciate both the relative modernism in the pianism of Sarah Tandy and a long trek away the contrasting tradster vocabulary of Champian Fulton you will very possibly dig US pianist Caili O'Doherty whose accessible get-down Quarantine Dream is out soon on the straightahead Posi-Tone label and whose own sound lands somewhere slap, bang in the middle of all the above while forging ahead and not omitting to deliver a route-to-the-roots of classic riff and groove-drenched bluesiness. Saxophonist Nicole Glover is Joshua Redman-like, another big plus factor here for the feel goodness that circulates and transmits. Several tracks of this quartet studio album (bassist Tamir Shmerling and drummer Cory Cox complete the line-up) are streaming ahead of next week's full album release. Clearly Caili has a calling. Listen in natural response. SG

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