Local jazzer on-the-up Cameron Rossi, vocals great Liane Carroll, Alan Barnes partying like it's 1959 all over again, and Nigel Price are all right on the Isle of Wight

The 2022 Isle of Wight jazz festival catnip for tradsters and modern mainstream jazz heads directed by pianist Jim Thorn includes the Joe Thompson Trio, Cameron Rossi Quartet, David Newton/Euan Stevenson, Jim Thorn Trio and Dave O'Higgins & Rob …

Published: 5 Sep 2022. Updated: 22 days.

The 2022 Isle of Wight jazz festival catnip for tradsters and modern mainstream jazz heads directed by pianist Jim Thorn includes the Joe Thompson Trio, Cameron Rossi Quartet, David Newton/Euan Stevenson, Jim Thorn Trio and Dave O'Higgins & Rob Luft - O'Hig Lufting off to Trane and Monk once more.

Also on are Poppy Dee Trio, Sol Grimshaw Trio, Liane Carroll Trio, Karen Sharp Trio, Keith Newnham & Friends, Alan Barnes + Eleven, Nigel Price Organ Quartet with Vasilis Xenopoulos, Nat Steele's Portrait of MJQ, the Martin Dover Trio, Angelina Grimshaw duo, Hexagonal and the Sara Dowling Quartet. Saxist Cameron Rossi - top - is from the Isle of Wight and is an alumnus of the island's youth jazz orchestra.

Dotted around Newport the festival runs from 15-18 September

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Svaneborg Kardyb, Op, Gondwana ***

Up up and away: we've been playing 'Op' to death recently and the duo responsible for said aural smörgåsbord - no filling station-derived Ginsters banqueting en route to Merthyr Tydfil for these guys, oh no, Svaneborg Kardyb land twice this year in …

Published: 5 Sep 2022. Updated: 21 days.

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Up up and away: we've been playing 'Op' to death recently and the duo responsible for said aural smörgåsbord - no filling station-derived Ginsters banqueting en route to Merthyr Tydfil for these guys, oh no, Svaneborg Kardyb land twice this year in the 1 luv track of the day spot in itself fairly unusual. Note to the hardcore - you may scoff and sigh ''but this isn't jazz''. And you'd be right listening to this swirly hat dance of a tub thumper as much as you'd be wrong. However there is an affinity and the sound certainly sits nicely alongside some groove-based approaches.

The story so far 'Orbit' back in May from the Danish duo drummer Jonas Kardyb and keyboardist Nikolaj Svaneborg we thought at the time displayed a folk and Scandinavian jazz-soaked approach. This latest track has less of that and is more electro, loose, pop-like on one level in its level of repetition and endearingly naive ergo honest.

'Orbit' has a fuller sound but hey 'Op' - Danish for ''Up'' ain't too shabby either shaped around some meaty bass drum thumping and the prospect of the success of the full album certainly increases with every tease and new indication of the whole shebang.

Hear the duo at Sounds of Denmark this month - click for more details