See the sligolive website for the full line-up of artists including Jools Holland R&B Orchestra and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (18 Oct) to appear across a number of genres. Festival dates are 18-28 October.
• Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are also playing in Westport, County Mayo on 23 October.
Pablo Held trio to collaborate with Nelson Veras on their next album
For their next album the Pablo Held trio, their label Edition has announced, will collaborate with Brazilian guitarist Nelson Veras. Held says: “We always enjoy the various ways another person inspires us, expands the possibilities of interaction and instrumentation, and actually makes us play differently. With Nelson, I’ve been listening to his music for years, his records The Solo Sessions Vol.1 and Rouge Sur Blanc are the two main albums I always go back to. He’s a complete musician with a totally unique way of playing, who obviously has roots in many different places, but branches out into the sky. When we first played with the trio he was more than ready to jump into the music! Even with only a super short rehearsal he totally made the music his own and showed us new ways to approach my compositions. Not by talking about it, by playing and going for it in the moment – I love that!”