Taliesin Performances - Alison Rayner Quintet
Blow the Fuse Records presents
Alison Rayner Quintet
A Magic Life
Alison Rayner - bass
Buster Birch - drums, percussion
Deirdre Cartwright - guitar
Diane McLoughlin - saxophones
Steve Lodder - piano
Since its release in November 2016, the new ARQ album ‘A Magic Life’ has had extensive airplay (BBC Radio 2 & 3, BBC Radio London, JazzFM, Radio Kerry, jazzlondonradio, purejazz.com in NYC, Italian Iuslaw web radio) and 4 & 5* reviews in jazz and national press.
Alison Rayner was inspired to call the album A Magic Life following two incidents. The loss of a close friend, who wrote in her own epitaph about how magic her life had been; then a chance encounter with a young boy, who asked her; "Is music stronger than magic?". For Alison, music is a merging of magic and logic.
This inspired her recent album, and this live tour, in which emerges the connections between memory, mortality, magic – and music.
“A gorgeous album synthesising mood, melody and the interplay between musicians totally at home with each other.” ★★★★Jazzwise
“If the first rule of life is to do what makes you happy, this album tumbles and flows with such a spirit, performed by a quintet whose musicality and heart enables it; a celebration of life itself” LondonJazzNews
Friday 16th June 7:30pm
Dates and Times:
Fri 16th Jun
|Full price:||£ 12|
|Under 18's:||£ 10|
|Full time students:||£ 10|
|Other Conc.:||£ 10|