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Deirdre Cartwright Group (2007)

Blow the Fuse Records BTF0707CD

Recorded live at The Vortex by
Andy McGuiness and Mark Doffman
Mixed and Mastered by Chris Lewis
Produced by Deirdre Cartwright and Alison Rayner
Album design and Illustration by Julia Lloyd

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Deirdre Cartwright Guitar
Alison Rayner Double bass/Electric fretless bass
Buster Birch Drums
Sarah P Vocals

Track Listing

1.
Slippers 15s8d
2.
Wuthering Heights
3.
Dust
4.
Smells like Jazz
5.
Spartia
6.
String Theory
7.
Walk the Circle
8.
In the Bag
9.
Grand Loup

Album Reviews

Her sinewy guitar fronts a sparse trio – with beatnik spoken-word injections from Sarah P – who stretch out like a psychedelic 1960s blues band, but take the blind leaps of faith of improvisers. Highlights are the Nirvana grunge-fusion Smells Like Jazz and a sublime exploration of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights.

Stewart Lee, Sunday Times

If there is a more complete guitarist in contemporary music than Deirdre Cartwright I’d like to know who it is. The prevailing style is broadly jazz-rock, but there is so much individuality in the playing that such considerations are soon forgotten. With Alison Rayner on bass, Buster Birch on drums and the vocals of Sarah P, it’s a classy piece of work.

Dave Gelly, The Observer

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