Human Being Human, 'Naked Trees,' April Records ****

Engrossing trio rapport here on 'Naked Trees' from Human Being Human ahead of the full release of Equals later in 2022. Beautifully conceived ostensibly as a melodic statement built around a riff that hints at Cuban montuno the melody led by …

Published: 7 Mar 2022. Updated: 2 years.

Engrossing trio rapport here on 'Naked Trees' from Human Being Human ahead of the full release of Equals later in 2022. Beautifully conceived ostensibly as a melodic statement built around a riff that hints at Cuban montuno the melody led by pianist Esben Tjalve who is a Danish player well known to UK audiences. The composition is by bassist Torben Bjørnskov as is all the material on the album with the trio completed by their fellow Dane drummer Frederik Bülow. A trio certainly worth getting to know.

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April release for Paul Booth's next album

To be released the day he turns 44 the aptly titled 44 is top session sax player Paul Booth's next album to be released by the Ubuntu label. Paul says: ''Following on from my album Trilateral recorded when I was 33 years old, 11 years later I …

Published: 7 Mar 2022. Updated: 2 years.

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To be released the day he turns 44 the aptly titled 44 is top session sax player Paul Booth's next album to be released by the Ubuntu label. Paul says: ''Following on from my album Trilateral recorded when I was 33 years old, 11 years later I thought ‘why not carry on with a theme’. My good friend Andrew Bain (also one of the drummers on this album) suggested recording a double quartet album, with both quartets playing at the same time. I loved the challenge of writing for this double quartet, especially when it came to figuring out how I was going to use two bass players. We recorded five originals, two freely improvised pieces which in my opinion really show how these exceptional musicians listen to one another and finally a new take on Miles’ ‘Four’.'' Check out the vibrant 'Blues in the Square' from the album above. Paul Booth photo: Monika S Jakubowska