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- An impressive debut CD from trumpeter/ composer Laura Jurd. Conceived as a unified whole, the album with its six pieces and three improvised dialogues reveals a young composer of character and immense promise.
The album deals with themes of departure and return. With both a jazz and a string quartet (the Ligeti Quartet), the music is at the increasingly traversed borders of contemporary classical music and jazz. From Kind of Blue era Miles Davis, to echoes of Messiaen, Alban Berg and Shostakovich, a distinctive individual and appealing voice emerges.
Three free-improvised dialogues where Laura Jurd responds in real time to the imaginative narratives of pianist (Elliot Galvin) cellist (Ben Davis) and drummer (Corrie Dick) provide the ideal counterweight to the six structured and planned compositions. Nine carefully programmed tracks, which, through thematic and musical connections, build to a satisfying whole.
Liam Noble: "There is some really extraordinary writing here; music of real warmth and invention, a huge stylistic range held together with meticulous attention to detail and a mature sense of purpose."
Mark Lockheart: “This is a stunning debut by anyone's standards but coming from a 21 year old musician it's quite miraculous.”
- LAURA JURD
Laura Jurd - trumpet
Elliot Galvin - piano
Conor Chaplin - double bass
Corrie Dick - percussion
Mandhira de Saram - violin
Patrick Dawkins - violin
Richard Jones - viola
Ben Davis - cello
- 1 CD - 0h 42mn 15s
release date. 2012-11-05