Harish Raghavan, 'In Tense,' Whirlwind ****

Track of the day is the Harish Raghavan piece 'In Tense' drawn from the upcoming studio album of the same name to be issued in late-July. Double bassist Raghavan familiar from his excellent work with Ambrose Akinmusire and from his own inspiring …

Published: 7 Jun 2022. Updated: 28 days.

Track of the day is the Harish Raghavan piece 'In Tense' drawn from the upcoming studio album of the same name to be issued in late-July. Double bassist Raghavan familiar from his excellent work with Ambrose Akinmusire and from his own inspiring record Calls For Action here with vibist Joel Ross prominent on the piece, guitarist Charles Altura, drummer Eric Harland and saxist Morgan Guerin. Very serious music-making all in all – that comes together to persuasively seize the day.

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Sligo Jazz Project's full programme now published - Nikki Iles, Christine Tobin & Tony Kofi among the 2022 festival acts

Camilla George launches the Sligo Jazz Project 2022 with an event at the Hawk's Well theatre on 15 June. The festival itself is next month with Tony Kofi, Trypl, Christine Tobin, Cathal Roche, the Daniel Herskedal Trio, the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra …

Published: 6 Jun 2022. Updated: 28 days.

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Camilla George launches the Sligo Jazz Project 2022 with an event at the Hawk's Well theatre on 15 June.

The festival itself is next month with Tony Kofi, Trypl, Christine Tobin, Cathal Roche, the Daniel Herskedal Trio, the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra featuring Mike Walker, and the Paul Clarvis quartet feat. Cathy Jordan among the many Sligo highlights in prospect.

The festival's artistic director Eddie Lee writes in the 2022 programme notes: ''Our Artist-in-Residence this year is award-winning UK composer and bandleader Nikki Iles. We have assembled an all-star jazz orchestra for her performance on Thursday 21 July which like many of our events at Sligo Jazz each year, gives it that familiar one-off appeal. It highlights the return of guitarist Mike Walker, who last time round was a member of the band in residence, jazz supergroup The Impossible Gentlemen, and for whom Nikki has written several pieces of music. Her husband Pete Churchill is here too, one of the UK’s most celebrated jazz vocal educators and arrangers, so expect him to pop up where you’d least expect.'' Sligo dates are 19-24 July: click for more

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