Fanfares And Freedom

Laura Jurd & Paul Dunmall

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Release Date:  27 September 2024

Label:  Discus Music

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  5051078013824

Genres:  Jazz  

  • Description

    Composed by Laura Jurd as a commission for the 2023 Cheltenham Jazz Festival, the music combines Paul Dunmall's improvising quartet integrated with Laura's brass ensemble music. The result is a finely balanced and engaging work in the tradition of the very best of British jazz composition.

    Laura writes - "I don't think I'll ever forget hearing Paul Dunmall play for the first time. Whilst aware of his gravitas as an improviser, I hadn't been in the same room as him playing the saxophone until the first rehearsal of this music. His utterly courageous and no-holds-barred engagement with the present is something to behold. This album was recorded live at the Vortex Jazz Club in London. In an effort to capture the music at it's best, we performed the same set of music twice, the resultant recording being the second set (bar one short improvisation from the first). Paul's energy and dynamism was unwavering and I have no doubt that he had a third set in him also - a true 'tour-de-force'."

    Paul Dunmall: tenor & soprano saxophones
    Liam Noble: piano
    Caius Williams: double bass
    Miles Levin: drums
    Laura Jurd: trumpet
    Chris Batchelor: trumpet
    Alex Paxton: trombone
    Raphael Clarkson: trombone
    Oren Marshall: tuba

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Fanfare 1
      • 2. Opening Out
      • 3. Onward Stomp
      • 4. Toddle-oddle
      • 5. Chorale
      • 6. Fanfare 2