Album: Home Thoughts
Michael Garrick's Lyric Ensemble (JAZA20)
 

review of "Home Thoughts" in Jazz Journal
For Garrick, jazz was poetry, never prose.  This last, beautifully presented offering from the unusually literate pianist, composer, writer and educator recalls his earlier collaborations with Norma Winstone.  The cool-voiced and clearly enunciating Robinson caresses lyrics from a.o. Shakespeare, Browning and Blake and there are also venture into Asian poetics and recastings of two Garrick classics from the 1960s, Promises and Webster’s Mood.  Garrick is in fine lyrical fettle throughout and Woods supplies elegant saxophone colour and bite to a striking set which includes Jaco Pastorius’ Forgotten Love and Kenny Wheeler’s Everybody’s Song But My Own.

(Jazz Journal)

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£12.50 incl. P&P

Recorded: Clown Pocket Studios, London, September 2011

Recorded and mastered by: Derek Nash

Nette Robinson (voice)

Michael Garrick (piano)

Tony Woods (saxophones/alto clarinet/flute)

Matt Ridley (bass)

Chris Nickolls (drums)