August

Alison Rayner leads ARQ (2014)

ARQ release their first album AUGUST in October 2014.

August could hardly represent a sharper reminder to the British jazz world of the breadth and depth of Alison Rayner’s often unsung talents. It’s taken a while for Alison Rayner the composer to step all the way out of the shadows. But on the strength of this fine album, she might have to get used to the spotlight”.

John Fordham May 2014

Blow the Fuse Records BTF1411CD
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Alison Rayner double bass
Buster Birch drums
Deirdre Cartwright guitar
Diane McLoughlin saxophones
Steve Lodder piano

Track Listing

1.
August
2.
Half A World Away
3.
Fixing a Hole
4.
Vejer de la Frontera
5.
Queer Bird
6.
Dig Over
7.
String Theory
8.
Elegy for Art
9.
Hyperbubble

Album Reviews

“Deliciously upbeat, groovy and thoughtful jazz…the recent album August shows her to be a superb composer to boot… a perfect showcase of Rayner’s diverse talents”

ARQ: Jazz UK October 2014

“The group’s tight and assured playing are superbly suited to play Rayner’s compositions, her thoughtful and melodic soloing being a particular highlight. The debut album couldn’t be stronger”

ARQ: London Jazz News Oct 2014