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Alison Rayner Quintet

Quintet led by bassist and composer Alison Rayner and featuring Deidre Cartwright (guitar), Diane McLoughlin (saxophones), Steve Lodder (piano) and Buster Birch (drums). Debut album “August”, recorded live at The Vortex Jazz Club in London, released 2014, studio follow up “A Magic Life” released 2016.


ARTIST REVIEWS
August
August

"The album represents a good portrait of Alison Rayner as both a musician and composer. There's a joie de vivre about “August” that makes for very enjoyable listening. "

4 out of 5

Album Review


A Magic Life
A Magic Life

"This is a particularly well balanced ensemble. The writing by Rayner and the other group members is rich and varied and the arrangements combine brightness and colour with exactitude and precision. "

4 out of 5

Album Review


Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ), Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 13/06/2017.
Alison Rayner Quintet (ARQ), Brecon Jazz Club, The Muse Arts Centre, Brecon, 13/06/2017.

"The quintet’s multi-faceted pieces were full of delightful colour and detail but for all their sophistication remained wholly accessible and unfailingly melodic."

4 out of 5

Live Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Monday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 01/05/2017.

Monday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 01/05/2017.

Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Hot 8 Brass Band, Sarah Munro, Mode9, Paul Carrack and Denys Baptiste.


Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30/04/2017.

Sunday at Cheltenham Jazz Festival, 30/04/2017.

Ian Mann on performances by Monocled Man, Schnellertollermeier, Meshell Ndegeocello, Chick Corea, Chris Potter and Yazz Ahmed.


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