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


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 12
Under 18's:£ 10
Full time students:£ 10
Senr.Citizens:£ 10
Other Conc.:£ 10

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