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.
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The next digest will be sent out on Saturday 19 October.
A LANDMARK recording. This solo piano album of Gwilym Simcock’s acts as his own dedication to players he loves and reveres (Billy Childs, Brad Mehldau, Egberto Gismonti, Russell Ferrante, etc) but also and just as significantly represents a one stop visit to the remarkable style and sound of this astonishing pianist’s artistry. Simcock has a big technique but that never gets in the way of his torrential flood of melodic ideas which often land never far from a rhapsody and at all times are delivered with tenderness and skill. Jazz does not get any better than this in 2019.