DEIRDRE CARTWRIGHT (2002)
“She’s a terrific player, but displays of blinding technique are not her style. Her strength lies in her ability to absorb the huge variety of modern approaches to the instrument, without copying any of them. and produce witty and personal music in the process ”
Dave Gelly The Observer
Blow the Fuse Records BTF0204CD
Recorded at Livingstone Studios, London • April 24–26 2001
Mixed and mastered at The Steam Rooms, East India Dock Road, E14
Engineered by Jon Wilkinson • Mastered by Jon Wilkinson
Assistant Producer Alison Rayner • Produced by Deirdre Cartwright
Special thanks to Debbie Dickinson
Design by Julia Lloyd
Order from Blow The Fuse
|Janette Mason||Piano, Hammond organ, synths|
|Alison Rayner||Double bass, Electric bass|
||Smells like Jazz|
John Bungey The Times
On Precious Things she shows her jazz versatility as her all – female quartet breeze through organ – based grooves, swing and fusion. The title track sounds like Pat Metheny on a good day and Smells like Jazz is snaky funk that John Scofield would be proud of.
Peter Bacon Birmingham Post
The title track is a little gem of modern guitar playing, with its Bill Frisell meets Pat Metheny wide open spaces feel.
Humphrey Lyttleton BBC Radio 2
.. and it’s for me the most exciting track from an absolutely great album by the guitarist Deirdre Cartwright. I got the CD last week and Monday hasn’t come around quick enough
John Fordham The Guardian
Cartwright’s mingling of a Metheny – like sound and delicate textures suggestive of Ralph Towner is very expressive on the title track, and the idiomatic range is full of surprises.