Daily jazz blog, Marlbank

Susan Alcorn Septeto del Sur, Canto, Relative Pitch ****

Pedernal, a previous release of pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn's we really liked, and Canto is just as good - its aching melancholy and spare often moving melody lines hit the spot time and time again. With a Chilean septet, Alcorn was inspired …

Published: 29 Nov 2023. Updated: 7 months.

Pedernal, a previous release of pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn's we really liked, and Canto is just as good - its aching melancholy and spare often moving melody lines hit the spot time and time again. With a Chilean septet, Alcorn was inspired by travelling in Chile and where Canto was recorded. It's mostly her tunes plus a song by the Chilean folk singer Victor Jara. Instrumentally violin and flute are part of the blend with the three-part suite 'Canto.' at the heart of the album. Worth discovering.

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Gwilym Simcock and Tommy Smith in duo and Denys Baptiste playing Late Coltrane - among the highlights for the 2024 Liverpool Jazz Festival

Another well put together Liverpool International Jazz Festival has been announced for 2024 organised by Liverpool Hope University and held at the Capstone Theatre in the city with the 2024 running to be held from 22-25 February. The line-up …

Published: 28 Nov 2023. Updated: 7 months.

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Tommy Smith and Gwilym Simcock for Web

Another well put together Liverpool International Jazz Festival has been announced for 2024 organised by Liverpool Hope University and held at the Capstone Theatre in the city with the 2024 running to be held from 22-25 February. The line-up includes the stellar sax-piano duo of Tommy Smith & Gwilym Simcock, David Helbock's Austrian Syndicate, Attuned Quartet, Yolanda Charles Project pH Instra-mentals and Denys Baptiste's Late Trane. A festival ticket for £60 allows entry to the 5 main festival concerts. More details: here. Gwilym Simcock and Tommy Smith pictured