Monday, September 19, 2016

DINOSAUR - Together, As One // OUT NOW - Guardian ***** (5 star review) & Jazzwise (EDITION RECORDS)

'Together, As One'

'Beautifully played and effortlessly confident'. 

LAURA JURD trumpet & synth
ELLIOT GALVIN fender rhodes & hammond organ
CONOR CHAPLIN electric bass

Listen & Buy:

We're happy to announce Dinosaur will appear on the front cover of the October issue of UK's Jazzwise Magazine.

What the critics have said:

'Imagine the impressionistic electric-jazz moodiness and glistening keyboard textures of Miles Davis’s In A Silent Way seamlessly wrapped around Celtic folk melodies, Django Batesian idiom-swaps, and interwoven with American, Scottish and north African drumming – and you might have a feel for this superb set from Laura Jurd' GUARDIAN ***** (Five Stars)

‘Dinosaur is a new British jazz "supergroup"’. ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)

‘Surely rank as one of the best debut albums for years, a remarkable fusion of thoughtful compositions, skilful musicianship and visceral energy'. ALL ABOUT JAZZ (UK)

"Apparently there's a jazz revival going on! Here's Dinosaur...let's just call it social music." BBC 6 MUSIC GILLES PETERSON (UK/INTERNATIONAL)


“This band are going to be huge…” JEZ NELSON, SOMETHIN’ ELSE (UK) 

"...a powerful and bold album...Laura [Jurd] skilfully blends elements of folk, rock and jazz and I think she's really developed a unique style of her own..." BBC RADIO 3 CLAIRE MARTIN

“That’s pretty much punk rock by jazz standards…” NICK LUSCOMBE, BBC RADIO 3 LATE JUNCTION (UK)

“Rechristening her regular quintet Dinosaur gave fair notice of their thrilling power live, where they’re as likely to fly into souful Sly Stone or JB’s terrain. Their debut album, though, is a considered studio production, with a sense of space and shape...” JAZZWISE (UK)

“Despite it’s influences this is not a repetition of the old, as freshly and intensively as the quartet plays.” VALONKUVIA (FI)

“…impressive young trumpeter Laura Jurd’s Dinosaur offered up some savory, funk-fueled neo-fusion grooves…” DOWNBEAT (USA)

"Most of the solo work is carried by Jurd’s inventive, expressively mobile trumpet and the general ensemble components are imaginatively arranged, all contributing to a lively and productive album of originals from this high-level British group." THE AUSTRALIAN (AUS)

DINOSAUR 'Living, Breathing' from "Together, As One' from Edition on Vimeo.