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Kit Downes

Young British pianist and composer who plays in a bewildering variety of other groups as well as leading his own trio and quintet. The quintet recording “Light From Old Stars” (Basho Records 2013) was released under Downes’ sole name as was “Tricko” (Coup Perdu, 2015), a duo set with cellist Lucy Railton. 


ARTIST REVIEWS
Light From Old Stars
Light From Old Stars

"An impressive artistic statement from Downes. There's a growing maturity about the way he has created a unique ensemble sound that references everything from chamber music to the blues."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Tricko
Tricko

"An astonishingly mature record, superbly realised. "Tricko" illustrates what a versatile and fully rounded musician Downes has become."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Obsidian
Obsidian

"Downes' command of melody, texture, colour and nuance draws you totally into his sound world. This is rich, evocative music that utterly transcends any perceived limitations about its format."

4 out of 5

Album Review


Dreamlife of Debris
Dreamlife of Debris

"It is a truly beautiful album, with a translucent, other worldly quality, but is simultaneously possessed of a musical depth and a seriousness of purpose that surpasses mere ‘prettiness’."

4-5 out of 5

Album Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019, Day Ten, Sunday 24th November 2019.

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019, Day Ten, Sunday 24th November 2019.

Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Led Bib, Asha Parkinson, Tara Cunningham. Isobella Burnham and Eddie Gomez.


EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 - Day Nine, Saturday November 23rd 2019.

EFG London Jazz Festival 2019 - Day Nine, Saturday November 23rd 2019.

"Super Saturday". Ian Mann visits five different venues for performances by Daylight Music, Gareth Lockrane Big Band, Jean Toussaint Sextet, Whirlwind Jazz Orchestra and Ben Williams & Sound Effect


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