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The Independent; 5 stars…”“ Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is”
The Observer: 4 stars…“Pine is on scalding improvisational form”
Evening Standard: 4 stars/ Jazz CD of the week…”an exceptional labour of love. Never has his intense power been deployed with greater focus"
BBC Music Magazine – 5 stars/CD of the week…”Pine's pin-sharp soprano is a joy throughout'
Jazzwise: 4 stars…."Unquestionably one of the most joyous albums Pine has ever made, it’s just brilliantly effective dance music" ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012
COURTNEY PINE CBE
No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty + years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience.
In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 years on he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and relentless touring. In April 2014 he joins Herbie Hancock and a dazzling line-up of Jazz all-stars for UNESCO’S globally televised concert in Osaka to celebrate International Jazz Day.
Fresh from sell out shows across the US and Canada and slots at Bestival, Love Supreme and The London Jazz Festival in the UK, Courtney is back touring his critically acclaimed House of Legends set around the World in 2014. This, his 15th studio album to date sees Courtney return to the instrument he is best known for - the Saxophone and features his soprano sax exclusively for the first time.
Deeply steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean, this very personal project sees Courtney on top form, bringing together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe for vibrant exchanges that tell tales of life from a truly multi-cultural view point.
Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots.
The Financial Times-: 4 stars….“Pine, brimming with energy, spins his sinewy lines on soprano sax throughout, his tone as forceful and focused as the project demands”
The Arts Desk: 4 stars…“Pine has delivered one of the finest album's in his already well-stuffed discography (definitely my earworm of the year)”
The Scotsman: 4 Stars… “A joyous, dance-inducing celebration of his Afro-Caribbean roots”
Echoes : 4 stars…"Intensely moving, one of Pine’s most complete statements to date, both as a musician and member of a society in a state of flux" ...
The Voice….”There have been many pioneers in the black British community – people who have defined an era, changed societal perceptions and made it easier for those who follow to progress in their field. Courtney Pine is such a trailblazer”
HOUSE OF LEGENDS LINE-UP:
Drums / Dube – Robert Fordjour
Double Bass – Vidal Montgomery
Guitar – Cameron Pierre
Guitar – Chris Cobsson
Steel Pan – Samuel Dubois
Soprano Saxophone / Ewi – Courtney Pine
(LINE UP CAN BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)