Tagged Tori Freestone

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Jazz News (July 2019)

Jazz Re:Fest 2019 The 7th annual jazz festival hosted by Jazz Re:Freshed returns to Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th July. The line up includes Theon Cross, Rosie Turton, Zara McFarlane, Werkha, Kevin Haynes Grupo Elegua, Sarah Tandy and Camilla George. The annual festival will also feature DJ sets and family-friendly activities. Tickets are £10, with…

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Live Review: Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone at The Verdict

Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone The Verdict, Brighton Sunday 4th March, 2018       Touring their new album, Criss Cross, saxophonist Tori Freestone and London Jazz Orchestra bandmate, pianist Alcyona Mick began their set with the title track of Tori’s most recent trio album, El Barranco, reconfigured for piano and saxophone.     Freestone’s strength is…

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Album Review: Alcyona Mick & Tori Freestone – Criss Cross

Alycona Mick & Tori Freestone Criss Cross (Whirlwind Recordings WR4722)       Freestone is one of the UK’s most intriguing and creative musicians, exploring the space where jazz, improv, folk music and contemporary classical intersect. Alcyona Mick has a similarly diverse artistic portfolio that encompasses film scores, her own duo/trio Blink and work with international…

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Tori Freestone Interview

Tell us about your duo project with Alcyona Mick.     “We started it about 3 years ago out in the Canary Islands. I was on one of my writing holidays, because my mum lives in Tenerife so I go out there quite regularly to do some writing, to take a break from all the admin…

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Album Review: Tori Freestone – El Barranco

Tori Freestone Trio El Barranco     Tori Freestone, tenor sax, violin and vocals; Dave Manington, bass; Tim Giles, drums. Whirlwind Recordings WR4689       Freestone is rapidly carving out a career as an original voice on tenor, taking a highly personal pathway that skirts around such mutually exclusive territories as folk, free improv and the…

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Ivo Neame Quintet Interviews

SJM editor Charlie Anderson interviews three members of the Ivo Neame Quintet: pianist Ivo Neame, saxophonist Tori Freestone and vibraphonist Jim Hart.   Ivo Neame How did the quintet come about?     “It came about because it's built on musical relationships that have been developed over a long period of time. I've been playing with Jim…