"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
Pending his 2019 Cheltenham Jazz Festival gig with John Surman's Brass Project John talks more about his work with Soft Machine & with Surman, Eberhard Weber & others. He also picks his top ten CDs.
In the second part of his interview with guest contributor Trevor Bannister John establishes himself on the 1960s London jazz and session scene and gets the call from Soft Machine.