"One of the most accomplished homegrown acoustic jazz releases of the year so far." 4 Stars, Marlbank Simon Purcell Band headlines @ Jazz in the Rou

         
Jazz in the Round

"One of the most accomplished homegrown acoustic jazz releases of the year so far."

4 Stars, Marlbank

Simon Purcell Band headlines @ Jazz in the Round, performing original music from debut album “Red Circle” for WHIRLWIND RECORDINGS… featuring Chris Batchelor, Julian Siegel, Steve Watts, and Gene Calderazzo.

Box Office: 020 7258 2925

See also steel pan virtuoso 'Steelpan Sam' Samuel Dubois and up 'n coming band "Nérija". Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH

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An Album of the Year

MOJO Magazine

An Album of the Year

All About Jazz

"An expansive, clever record... the thoughtful intricate themes are mysteriously inviting, organically accommodating the players' characterful contributions... they generate a great ensemble vibe with the sort of relaxed intensity that can only come with genuine chemistry. Purcell leads and plays with a benign wisdom."

4 Stars, MOJO Magazine

"The quality of the playing and compositions makes it stand out from the crowd. To think that Purcell has waited nearly 30 years from his initial emergence to record a debut CD this good is utterly extraordinary."

4 1/2 Stars, All About Jazz

"Recorded ‘live’ in one room, this is jazz which is both tightly structured (from Purcell’s original compositions) yet endlessly free in improvisation."

AP Reviews

"A fine debut."

4 Stars, UK Vibe

"Evocative moods and firm structures add a fresh twist and the band's musicianship is first rate."

The Financial Times

"One of the most accomplished homegrown acoustic jazz releases of the year so far. The head of jazz at Trinity-Laban’s first album for Whirlwind, the best UK indie jazz label for a while now in terms of the quantity and quality of its output, there’s something timeless about the appeal here in much the way that you can listen to an old Wayne Shorter record and it still seems modern and relevant, the collected wisdom of a lost time where the music sums up the pensive mood but celebrates the musical abandon so persuasively."

4 Stars, Marlbank

"This is an excellent album."

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Simon Purcell photo by Dan Redding

A special, not-to-be-missed performance led by Jazz Educator of the Year (2006), pianist and composer Simon Purcell with his band which comprises some of the most important contributors to the UK’s creative music scene during the last two decades playing music from Purcell's debut album Red Circle released on the Whirlwind Recordings label. Listen to sample tracks CLICK HERE.

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Steve Watts photo by David S James

 
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Julian Siegel photo by David S James

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Chris Batchelor photo by David S James

 
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Gene Calderazzo photo by David S James

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