Sarah Gillespie returns with a new album accompanied by live dates next month

Here's the murder ballad and Shakespeare inspired 'Molly of the Salt Sea' from singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie's latest album Half Cut due out on the Pastiche label on 9 February. There's a second single from the album due out later this week. …

Published: 10 Jan 2024. Updated: 16 days.

Here's the murder ballad and Shakespeare inspired 'Molly of the Salt Sea' from singer songwriter Sarah Gillespie's latest album Half Cut due out on the Pastiche label on 9 February. There's a second single from the album due out later this week. Sarah explores her American roots on the album which was partly composed during lockdown and recorded in Berlin. She has a top band with her - Kit Downes (on piano + organ), James Maddren (drums) Tom Cawley (harpsichord + piano), Conor Chaplin (bass) and Chris Montague (mandolin + guitar) who also co-wrote four songs on the album with Gillespie. Shows coming up include Pizza Express Jazz Club, London (1 February) and The Hub at St Mary's, Lichfield on 23 Feb.

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Matt Anderson Quartet, Live at Leeds Jazz Festival, Hidden Threads Records ***1/2

What else is coming up on the British scene over the next few months? Well, firstly and worth knowing about at this stage, there's a bluesy hard bop flavoured almost classic Blue Note knowingness to this latest from tenor-soprano saxist Matt …

Published: 10 Jan 2024. Updated: 48 days.

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What else is coming up on the British scene over the next few months? Well, firstly and worth knowing about at this stage, there's a bluesy hard bop flavoured almost classic Blue Note knowingness to this latest from tenor-soprano saxist Matt Anderson in a recording from the Heart venue in Leeds made last spring. Mature and spirited, gathered around the core sax lead are pianist Alberto Palau, who contributes one of the tunes 'Northern Journey,' bassist Will Harris and drummer Jay Davis. It's the same line-up as The Town and the City released in 2022 with two of the tunes from that album returning here. Anderson tunes include the West African influenced opener 'The Conversation', 'Green Shoots,' dedicated to Anderson’s young son Robert, and 'Mr. Weird' - a tribute to Wayne Shorter. Out on 1 March