Monday, April 23, 2018

Linley Hamilton - Making Other Arrangements with Cian Boylan and The Camden Orchestra (TEDDY D RECORDS 2018)

The trumpeter Linley Hamilton been an important figure within jazz in Ireland and the UK for many years. As a musician he is at the top of the list when it comes to looking for a horn player for a recording or live performance. He has appeared on records by Paul Brady, Jacqui Dankworth and Foy Vance to name a few. 

Now he has brought forward possibly the finest jazz album recorded in Ireland for decades. 'Making Other Arrangements' is a unique collaboration between Hamilton, the musician/leader and Cian Boylan, the producer/arranger. It is a collection of compositions from the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Abdullah Ibrahim, Freddie Hubbard, James Taylor and Michel Legrand. It features a full string ensemble, woodwind and rhythm section. The result is a masterful album with wonderful individual performances created with cascades of sounds that will captivate and delight the listener. 

For this project Hamilton and Boylan pulled together some of the leading voices in Irish jazz including Nigel Clark on guitar, Ben Castle on saxophone, Dana Masters on vocals, Dave Redmond on bass and Guy Rickerby on drums.

1. Here's To Love 05:07
2. Brigitte 06:19
3. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight 06:05
4. After The Love Has Gone 04:44
5. Con Alma 05:00
6. Joan Capetown Flower 05:58
7. Love Dance 05:53
8. Louisiana Sunday Afternoon 05:07
9. What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life 04:02
10. Carmel 03:06

Ben Castle: woodwinds, saxophones
Brendan Doyle: woodwinds, saxophones
Cian Boylan: piano, Fender Rhodes, organ
Nigel Clarke: guitar
David Redmond: bass
Guy Rickarby: drums
Kenneth Rice: violin
Lynda O’Connor: violin
David O’Doherty: violin
Jane Hackett: violin
Paul O’Hanlon: violin
Louis Roden: violin
Denice Doyle: violin
Karla Vedres: viola
Nathan Sherman: viola
Karen Dervan: viola
Gerald Peregrine: cello
Paula Hughes: cello
Dana Masters: vocals (8)