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“A joy to find Zoe fully in the spotlight, uninterrupted, on this dazzling solo session. A milestone”

BBC Music Magazine ★★★★★

“An exciting solo set, brilliantly performed and totally absorbing”

The Observer★★★★☆

“An arresting work suffused with enormous feeling, and bursts of surprising delicacy and power….Rahman shines on her own”

Evening Standard ★★★★☆

"The result is confirmation that she is one of the very best musicians of today..."

Jazz Journal ★★★★☆(read full review below)

“Always exciting, playful, muscular and a tiny bit unhinged, that’s what I love about Zoe Rahman”

Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

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“Zoe Rahman's full-blooded, chord splashing, orchestral approach to the acoustic piano finds a natural home in the solo recital setting….”

Jazzwise ★★★☆☆

"This was a triumphant performance – deeply musical, technically stunning and quite beautiful."

The Whitman Review - of recent Wakefield Jazz performance READ FULL REVIEW HERE

Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British /Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste. Known for her powerful technique,wide-ranging imagination and exuberant performance, she has become a highly sought-after musician, working most recently with the likes of George Mraz, Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra. Her 2006 album, Melting Pot, was nominated for the Nationwide Mercury Prize alongside the likes of Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Arctic Monkeys and Muse and it also won 'Jazz Album of the Year' at the UK's first Parliamentary Jazz Awards. While her powerful group recording, Kindred Spirits, won a MOBO Award.

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“To see Zoe Rahman in full flood is one of the more startling experiences in British jazz…a furnace of musical energy”

The Telegraph

Dreamland is Zoe's sixth album on her own, Manushi imprint and her first solo recording. It follows on from duo recordings with Czech bass star George Mraz and British jazz great Courtney Pine. For Rahman it felt like the logical next step, “I’ve been playing solo gigs for a long time, so have built up a repertoire of tracks that I wanted to record and people kept asking me on gigs when I was going to record a solo album!” It’s a remarkable achievement, allowing one of Europe’s most talented pianists to fully explore the tonal/textural possibilities and the vast dynamic range of the instrument. The album was recorded in a day and the majority of the tracks were done in one take, as she wanted a live feel to the music. “Playing solo is very exposed and is both liberating and daunting, as it’s so much more open than working with other musicians”. As Rahman points out, the piano was designed to be played solo anyway. “There’s so much scope in the instrument to create different sounds and rhythms and I draw inspiration from musicians who use the instrument like an orchestra. There are many different approaches to playing solo – I’m inspired by pianist/composers like Jessica Williams, Duke Ellington, Abdullah Ibrahim, Thelonious Monk as they all have a real depth to their sound, and their compositions resonate with me.”
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Contact

Danielle White
+44 (0)7841 675 263
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