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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


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Film Review;  “Blue Note Records ; Beyond The Notes” directed by Sophie Huber.

Film Review;  “Blue Note Records ; Beyond The Notes” directed by Sophie Huber.

Celebrating the 80th anniversary of the founding of Blue Note Records in 1939 this is absolutely essential viewing for anybody with even the slightest interest in jazz.


U.K. Exclusive Premiere of Scott Gray’s ‘Someday’ Video via The Jazz Mann.

U.K. Exclusive Premiere of Scott Gray’s ‘Someday’ Video via The Jazz Mann.

Nashville, Tennessee musician (Adult Contemporary / Jazz / Singer - Songwriter), Scott Gray is releasing his new video “Someday” via The Jazz Mann.


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