Crisp new jazz listening, today's top choice: Theon Cross, Sam Gendel, Jo Berger Myhre, Ladybird Orchestra

In an electronic Afrofuturist space Theon Cross and 'We Go Again' A deeply woozy take on Strayhorn and Ellington from Sam Gendel on 'Isfahan' Bass innovation from Jo Berger Myhre matched to magical spoken word on 'Smallest Things Pt 2' Vocals …

Published: 9 Sep 2021. Updated: 2 months.

In an electronic Afrofuturist space Theon Cross and 'We Go Again'

A deeply woozy take on Strayhorn and Ellington from Sam Gendel on 'Isfahan'

Bass innovation from Jo Berger Myhre matched to magical spoken word on 'Smallest Things Pt 2'

Vocals like saxophone from the dynamic Ladybird Orchestra on 'Fast Train Jungle'

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A Scottish double bill introducing Georgia Cécile is a feature of the Limerick jazz festival on the 24th

The Swiss Vein trio appearing with saxophonist Domenic Landolf and Scotland's Fergus McCreadie trio are in this month's Limerick Jazz Festival. As too is Irish mainstreamer the jazz and blues guitar colossus Nigel Mooney. Also in the spirit of …

Published: 9 Sep 2021. Updated: 2 months.

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The Swiss Vein trio appearing with saxophonist Domenic Landolf and Scotland's Fergus McCreadie trio are in this month's Limerick Jazz Festival. As too is Irish mainstreamer the jazz and blues guitar colossus Nigel Mooney. Also in the spirit of Éirinn go Brách the Conor Guilfoyle octet are also heading Shannonside. Singer Georgia Cécile (top) who releases Only the Lover Sings just ahead of Limerick, an album that marks the Scottish artist's debut, appears with McCreadie as part of a Scottish double bill at the Belltable on the 24th. On the initial single 'He Knew How To Love' Cécile, think the timbre of Jessie Ware a little, is considered and poised. Limerick dates are 20-26 September. Here's the full line-up