"An astonishingly mature and accomplished début. Intelligent, poetic songs and wonderfully colourful arrangements"
"Sarah Gillespie is one of the most interesting song based performers around at the moment and well worth seeking out. "
"The singer/songwriter/guitarist and her highly skilled colleagues got Black Mountain Jazz's 2011 programme off to a terrific start. "
"A thought provoking piece of work that will help to keep Sarah Gillespie in the public eye. Intelligent and confrontational she's one of the most interesting female artists around in any genre."
Sarah Gillespie Quartet feat. Gilad Atzmon at Black Mountain Jazz, Kings Arms, Abergavenny, 27/05/12
"The best Sarah Gillespie show I've yet seen, with the emphasis more firmly upon the singer.This was her most convincing and assured performance to date. "
"“Glory Days” reveals Gillespie's song writing to be as sharp and astute as ever and her poetic muse undimmed."
"The quality of her song writing remains high, the songs again combining the personal with the political in intelligent, poetic and evocative fashion. An excellent addition to the Gillespie canon."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann on performances by Vula Viel, Yazz Ahmed, David Sanborn, Hanna Paulsberg, Madeleine Peyroux and two exceptional 'Trios With A Twist', one from Cuba, the other from France.
Ian Mann on performances by Paris / Birmingham Jazz Exchange, Alfa Mist, John Surman's Brass Project, Dan Weiss & Starebaby, Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya, Vels Trio, Joshua Redman and Michael Formanek.