Parliamentary jazz award nominations for 2020 announced

The nominees for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards have just been announced. Organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group and supported by PizzaExpress Live the winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 June. Jazz Vocalist of the Year…

Published: 27 May 2020. Updated: 42 days.

The nominees for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards have just been announced. Organised by the All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group and supported by PizzaExpress Live the winners will be announced on Tuesday 30 June.

Jazz Vocalist of the Year Georgia Mancio Cherise Adams-Burnett Liane Carroll

Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year Sarah Tandy Rob Luft Liam Noble Nubya Garcia

Jazz Album of the Year Seed Ensemble Driftglass Yazz Ahmed Polyhymnia Kate Williams Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio Finding Home

Jazz Ensemble of the Year Byron Wallen’s Four Corners Seed Ensemble Dave/O’Higgins/Rob Luft Quartet Nikki Iles Big Band

Jazz Newcomer of the Year Luca Manning Rosina Bullen Alexandra Ridout Bonsai

Jazz Venue of the Year Colchester Arts Centre Jazz Club Pizza Express Jazz Club 606 Club

Jazz Media Award Jazzwise Magazine Corey Mwamba Freeness LondonJazz News Jazz Views

Jazz Education Award UK Summer School Jon Eno Nick Smart

Services to Jazz Award Steve Rubie Blow The Fuse Mike Westbrook

Seed Ensemble, top

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Rava, Herbert, Guidi, For Mario (Live)

This feels very private music and has a deeply raw edge to it in terms of emotional impact. Each piece moves in microscopic measure and remains careful in drawing out the physicality of trumpet, electronics and piano. Usually you hear Enrico Rava in …

Published: 26 May 2020. Updated: 43 days.

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This feels very private music and has a deeply raw edge to it in terms of emotional impact. Each piece moves in microscopic measure and remains careful in drawing out the physicality of trumpet, electronics and piano. Usually you hear Enrico Rava in more bravura situations and as for pianist Giovanni Guidi (to whose late father Mario the album is dedicated) his world is more the pristine sophistication of an ECM world of interiors. The catalyst is Matthew Herbert who adds unusual colours and shapes the record more towards the nihilism of free improv in the deft transfer of emphasis across the ensemble, his electronics a tense shell that protects and cajoles. Highly orginal, an album that will challenge your expectations and make you listen that bit more closely to the smallest of detail. Out now on Accidental Records