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Slim pickings in terms of quantity me hearties as we sift through the date sheets. As for quality quite the contrary - we say yeah yeah Allison Neale 606 - Chelsea, Wednesday. Retro fiends in 2020 attuned to the world of Paul Desmond and Art …

Published: 28 Aug 2022. Updated: 30 days.

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Slim pickings in terms of quantity me hearties as we sift through the date sheets. As for quality quite the contrary - we say yeah yeah

Retro fiends in 2020 attuned to the world of Paul Desmond and Art Pepper warmed to Quietly There, a very neat and precise trip down memory lane from alto saxophonist Allison Neale to which US guitarist Peter Bernstein added a little star power to her reliable British bassist Dave Green and that mainstreamer's mainstreamer, drummer Steve Brown. Full of evergreens from the American Songbook there was a lot of respect displayed for the material often taken at a very stately pace and so a very orthodox way of approaching historic jazz is the style. Lionel Hampton and Sonny Burke's 'Midnight Sun' is just one of the picks of the album from an excellent saxophonist who was a featured member of the John Dankworth Generations Band and the Back to Basie Orchestra.

Jazzlix and chill er great and a hoot to boot on lively tinkler Joe Webb's Summer Chill which makes the cut in our top UK jazz albums of 2022 (so far). Further chin stroking in the same vein read more.

Sumudu with The Coalminers does a show-stealing spot with her fabulous take on Allen Toussaint (aka Naomi Neville) classic 'It's Raining' synonymous with Irma Thomas. With Van the Man the Barnsley singer was superb blending with the prophet of the east on the stirring 'Transformation.' Striking out on her own here she is oop north London at the Hampstead with the superb pianist Jamie Safir, well known for his burstingly boisterous work with Balloon Man Ballamy and Ian Shaw.

Allison Neale top and Deschanel Gordon above

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